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Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

| April 27, 2016
Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

FORT WAYNE—The Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. is scheduled to host a Nursing Diversity Career Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 7 at the Grand Wayne convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., in the  Harrison Room. This first Nursing Diversity Career Symposium is designed to bring awareness to potential […]

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Listen to the elders

| April 27, 2016
Listen to the elders

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he wrote many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read his poetry […]

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Obituaries: April 27-May 3, 2016

| April 27, 2016
Obituaries: April 27-May 3, 2016

Brenda Lee Beasley, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at home. A memorial gathering was held April 21, 2016, at 2224 Oliver St. Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons. Yatmon “Yates” Cole Sr., 85, of Fort Wayne, our be loved father, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at home. Leila […]

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Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

| April 26, 2016
Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

(GIN)—Beyonce’s pick for lyrics setting off her latest production, LEMONADE, was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage. A 27-year-old born in Kenya to Somali parents, who published her first pamphlet, “Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth,” in 2011, Shire went on to win the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2013. “I […]

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Tributes pour in for pioneer of popular ‘soukous’ sound Papa Wemba

| April 26, 2016
Tributes pour in for pioneer of popular ‘soukous’ sound Papa Wemba

(GIN)—To some, he was the King of Congolese rumba—a sound that layered luscious Cuban rumba with African instruments and beats. Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative. “The world of popular music has lost a giant—a consummate musician, a shape-shifter who challenged […]

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Dysfunction persists in Nigeria, despite power shift

| April 26, 2016
Dysfunction persists in Nigeria, despite power shift

(GIN)—Despite the guiding hand of a new president and a massive bailout by the federal government last year, salaries of government workers in most of Nigeria’s 36 states have not been paid—in some cases as long as nine months. According to local media, the states were in dire straits by the middle of last year […]

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Man killed in car, Jeep crash

| April 26, 2016
Man killed in car, Jeep crash

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:29 p.m., April 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Ludwig Road and Huguenard Road in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed the crash involved a passenger car and a Jeep.  Both drivers—sole occupants in each vehicle—were conscious when officers […]

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Rivals settling old scores, imperil Burundi

| April 26, 2016
Rivals settling old scores, imperil Burundi

(GIN)—Like a train without brakes, Burundi is skidding towards a collision of ethnic and political factions with an alarming number of fatalities already reported among Hutus and Tutsis. More than 400 people, including high-ranking army officials, have been killed since President Pierre Nkurunziza in April bent the rules to give himself a third term in […]

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List of political candidates on the Allen County ballot of the Indiana May Primary Election

| April 26, 2016
List of political candidates on the Allen County ballot of the Indiana May Primary Election

ALLEN COUNTY—On May 3, eligible citizens will go to the polls to vote in the Indiana Primary Election. As experienced voters know, the Primary Election is not designed to actually elect people to office but, rather, to choose which candidates will go on to compete in the November General Election, during which voters will make […]

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Michigan’s The Soul Syndicate keeping ‘classic soul’ alive and well

| April 26, 2016
Michigan’s The Soul Syndicate keeping ‘classic soul’ alive and well

Frost Staff Review Let’s just be straight up and raw: It’s nice to hear love songs that come from the heart and soul rather than the groin. That distinction is what separates classic soul and R&B group The Soul Syndicate from much of today’s crowd. Formed in 2014, The Soul Syndicate made its debut to […]

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