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Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

| March 1, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

Police investigate shooting; victim critical FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:32 p.m., March 4, the Fort Wayne Police department responded to calls about gunshots being heard in the 1900 block of Greentree Court. While officers were responding, another caller reported an adult male in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Buchanan Street suffering from an apparent […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015
THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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F.O.G (Favor of God) Warning

| February 26, 2015
F.O.G (Favor of God) Warning

By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your house. That’s God shifting things in your favor.”—Joel Osteen “Many […]

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Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015
Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

Gwendolyn Bradley, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Service was Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Renaissance Missionary Baptist Church, 5515 South Hanna St. Treva D. Breland, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Wesley Health care, Auburn, Ind. Born on July 29, 1969, in Fort Wayne; she was […]

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Interview with Narada Michael Walden

| February 25, 2015
Interview with Narada Michael Walden

Multi Platinum Grammy, Emmy winning producer, musician, recording artist   By Eric D. Hackley Narada Michael Walden is my fourth Cousin, once removed. Narada’s great, great grandfather Calvin Hackley {b.1836} and my great, great grandfather Jerome Hackley {b.1849} were brothers. Calvin was the last Virginia born Hackley and Jerome was the first Michigan born Hackley. […]

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Businesss Profile: Thomas Brownlee’s Tax Service

| February 25, 2015
Businesss Profile: Thomas Brownlee’s Tax Service

By Jeanie Summerville Thomas E. Brownlee is the owner of Thomas Brownlee’s Tax Service that’s located at 3405 Monroe St., and 3622 S. Calhoun St., in Fort Wayne, Ind.  In the following interview, he explains his primary focus on preparing your taxes and meeting your tax needs especially now since tax season is here. 1.) […]

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Ugandan activist tipped for famed Peace Prize

| February 25, 2015
Ugandan activist tipped for famed Peace Prize

(GIN)—From a camp for displaced people amidst war, Victor Ochen was never far from the strife that afflicted Uganda more than a decade ago. The Lord’s Resistance Army abducted his elder brother and cousin. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Since then, Ochen has turned his personal pain into an initiative that aims to rehabilitate victims […]

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South African miners in near-death fire as investors eye profits

| February 25, 2015
South African miners in near-death fire as investors eye profits

(GIN)—An early morning fire swept through the Kusasalethu gold mine, southwest of Johannesberg, trapping close to 500 workers on a Sunday shift. The miners were more than 7,500 feet underground when the incident was reported. Three underground fires were reported in October last year and at least one two-week mine closure. Prayers were said and […]

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Girls In Justice

| February 25, 2015
Girls In Justice

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist I’m grateful for a powerful new book, Girls In Justice by artist Richard Ross, a follow up to his moving earlier Juvenile In Justice, which combines Ross’s photographs of girls in the juvenile justice system with interviews he gathered from more than 250 detention facilities across the United States. […]

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Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

| February 25, 2015
Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost FORT WAYNE—The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are from the coffee table […]

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