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Artist view of history displays heart, soul of history

| February 8, 2017
Artist view of history displays heart, soul of history

As we have noted elsewhere in this edition, we are urging you this Black History Month to look at often overlooked sources regarding your examination and acknowledgement of the contributions made by people of African descent both here and across the world. In one commentary, we have include a very short list of writers you […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 8-14, 2017 edition

| February 8, 2017
Obituaries: Feb. 8-14, 2017 edition

LeVard D. Walker, 39, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Calvin G. Jones, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital. He retired from Dana Corp. after 30 years of service. Surviving are his daughters, Marretta Geans, Alberta (Billy) Young and Courtney Jones; siblings, Marine (Arthur Jr.) Ware, […]

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Honoring local history: Willie McVea pioneering entrepreneur, activist

| February 8, 2017
Honoring local history: Willie McVea pioneering entrepreneur, activist

“‘Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?’ So they were offended at Him. “But Yahshua (Jesus) said to them, ‘A prophet is not without […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Karen Staton sharing love

| February 8, 2017
Spotlight on Pastor Karen Staton sharing love

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? You know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s supposedly a day to show, reveal and shower your loved one’s heart with love and I hope that all of you are pleased with your day and enjoy it immensely.  On that note, a church here in […]

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Black History Month: A time with a purpose

| February 8, 2017
Black History Month: A time with a purpose

Once again, it’s Black History Month. And, once again, the debates start about whether there should be such a celebration. The arguments come from a number of directions. Some claim that to celebrate a separate Black History Month and not a “White History Month,” is tantamount to discrimination and racism. (The same people don’t complain […]

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African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

| February 7, 2017
African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

By Jamie Drake Special to Frost Illustrated February means African-American history month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a great people. However, when I was a student in Allen County, I learned next to nothing about the African-Americans except for some names like Jackie Robinson and that Hoosier Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. This […]

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New U.S. administration considers ending ‘conflict minerals’ ban

| February 7, 2017
New U.S. administration considers ending ‘conflict minerals’ ban

(GIN)—A rule requiring public companies to report their use of so-called “conflict minerals”  from Congo may soon be eliminated. The change under review by the Securities and Exchange Commission could benefit the armed groups that control many of the small mines and provide cover to multinational corporations who buy the resources often at cut rate […]

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Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

| February 7, 2017
Republican Party and hidden figures on Capitol Hill

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As we prepare to celebrate the beginning of Black History Month this week, the Republican Party continues to show its ineptness in cultivating “real” relationships with the black community. They continue to hire and highlight black Democrats at the expense of black Republicans. There is not one black Republican […]

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Opposition loses key figure in passing of Etienne Tshisekedi

| February 7, 2017
Opposition loses key figure in passing of Etienne Tshisekedi

(GIN)—Etienne Tshisekedi, a popular leader of the Congolese opposition, was a crusading voice for political pluralism and democracy in the Congo. He passed last week in a hospital in Brussels where reportedly he had been treated for a pulmonary embolism. After a previous hospital stay in Belgium for two years, Tshisekedi returned to the DRC […]

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We must be at our best when things get bad

| February 7, 2017
We must be at our best when things get bad

By Hank Sanders (Alabama State Senator) I desperately called on my dear mother. Across the chasm of her death nearly 20 years ago, she reminded me of what she said to me and to her many children nearly 60 years ago. I felt her spirit moving within me. I was strengthened. Now, I can go […]

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