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Fast-food workers get louder with protests

| April 15, 2014
Fast-food workers get louder with protests

By Stephon Johnson Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Recently, after filing class-action lawsuits against McDonald’s in several states, fast-food workers joined a 30-day protest against the company, demanding that it stop its illegal theft of workers’ wages. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has sided with the workers in […]

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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

| April 15, 2014
Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)—With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10 credited the Civil Rights Movement and landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s for paving the way for his becoming the […]

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John Boehner suffering from “electile dysfunction?”

| April 15, 2014

Politics is serious business in that it can have a tremendous impact on the lives of people, especially those in the lower 90 percent of the population. Still, it’s nice to have a laugh about this stuff from time to time—especially given how laughable the system can be at times. Opponent slams John Boehner’s “electile […]

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Black Children Rank Last on Milestone Index

| April 15, 2014
Black Children Rank Last on Milestone Index

Black Children Rank Last on Milestone Index  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color, especially black children, from reaching their full potential, according to a recent report by the Annie E. […]

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Don’t stress over fraud

| April 15, 2014
Don’t stress over fraud

By Chuck Stovall Social Security Administration April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security. However, if you fall victim to fraud, it can really stress you out, not to mention damage your credit score and wallet. We encourage you to be cautious of […]

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Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Luncheon scheduled for May 10

| April 15, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc., an organization of professional nurses and the American Heart Association will once again partner to host a fashion show and luncheon bringing awareness to women’s heart health. The theme for this year’s luncheon is Styles from the Heart: Iconic Women. The luncheon is scheduled to […]

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Rape victim to be hanged in Iran

| April 15, 2014
Rape victim to be hanged in Iran

What is the definition of manliness? Passing laws to cover the fact that your society’s men are so weak of mind that they would physically assault someone’s mother, sister or daughter and be too cowardly to pay the consequences themselves. Blame the victim!  And for those who hide behind so-called “religious convention,” take a read […]

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Call for Entries Now Open for Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award

| April 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Foellinger Foundation has issued a Call for Entries for the 2014 Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award. The award is designed to emphasize the important role of individual board members in the governance of nonprofit organizations. The Stewardship Award honors the efforts of current or recently retired eligible Allen County nonprofit board members whose actions […]

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Cinema Center awarded Lincoln Foundation support

| April 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Cinephiles in northeast Indiana have a reason to celebrate. Cinema Center, the region’s only independent art house theater, has been awarded a grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for $17,500 to go toward the organization’s diversity programming and its Lincoln employee benefit package. Lincoln’s support of diversity programming makes it possible for Cinema Center […]

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County treasurer facing 47 felony counts

| April 15, 2014
County treasurer facing 47 felony counts

Nope, we’re not rushing to judgement, but it seems Indiana has its share of political scandal. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again—at the end of the day, politics is about the money, one way or another. Usually, members of the oligarchy find “legal” ways to pick everyone’s pockets under the guise of […]

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