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The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

| January 25, 2016
The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted that the SOU is “strong.” While I disagree with […]

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The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016
The African American State of the Union

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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Indiana Tech explores LGBT rights in the workplace

| January 25, 2016
Indiana Tech explores LGBT rights in the workplace

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Tech Career Center, in conjunction with Indiana Tech’s chapter of the Gay/Straight Alliance, is scheduled to sponsor “OUT at Work: Legal and Practical Considerations for LGBTQ Employees,” at 12 noon, Feb. 3. in the Seitz Conference Center inside Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus. This free program is open to the […]

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Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

| January 25, 2016
Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:48 a.m., Jan. 24, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a traffic accident in the 3200 block of Broadway. Officers arrived and located an unconscious adult male in one of the vehicles. Medics determined the man to be in critical condition, and took him to a […]

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Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

| January 25, 2016
Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:06 a.m., Jan. 23, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 1407 South Calhoun St., the site of Rabbit’s Gentleman’s Club, in reference an armed subject firing gunshots.  Another caller informed dispatch there was a shooting victim inside the club. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim inside the […]

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Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

| January 25, 2016
Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

Father of former Mayor Paul Helmke served in numerous public posts FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its well-known political leaders last week. Walter Paul Helmke, 88, of Angola, Ind., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at his home on Lake James surrounded by three generations of descendants. Born […]

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‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

| January 25, 2016
‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

Voices of Unity mark beginning of new year with stellar performance By Stephanie C. Woodson, UNITY Alumna Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne, Indiana is known by many as “The City of Churches.” It is home to many places of worship, large and small, of various denominations. While there are many churches within our community, […]

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Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

| January 21, 2016
Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Again, this is not an attempt to proselytize or to shape your thinking regarding religion or spirituality. Rather, this is an attempt to delve into a subject that is often brought up among black folks and used to separate us instead of bring us together around practical economic/public […]

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LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

| January 21, 2016
LIGHT ONE CANDLE—Lent: Spring training for the soul

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers Ever thought of Lent as spring training for the soul? The odds are against it, I know, and I admit I’ve never thought of it that way. More important here and now, however, is the fact that Father Joe Breighner not only thought about it, but wrote about it, […]

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Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016
Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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