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Spotlight on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Fifth Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

| March 15, 2017
Spotlight on Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Fifth Annual Women’s History Month Brunch

By Jeanie Summersville What’s up, babies? Check this out: Last Saturday at Link’s Wonderland was the fifth Annual Zeta Phi Beta Sorortiy Inc. Women’s History Month Brunch and it was absolutely fantastic.  This event featured the beautiful and elegant Sheekri Style Platinum Dancers and it was wonderful sight watching them perform.  The guest speaker was […]

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Winnie Mandela hospitalized, doing well, says spokesman

| March 14, 2017
Winnie Mandela hospitalized, doing well, says spokesman

(GIN)—Veteran activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is in good spirits while she remains hospitalized for observation, her spokesperson Victor Dlamini told News24 over the weekend. “She is absolutely fine and doing great. I am sure that the doctors will discharge her very soon,” Dlamini said. Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg a week ago […]

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South Sudan hikes visa fees to $10,000 sparking outrage

| March 14, 2017
South Sudan hikes visa fees to $10,000 sparking outrage

(GIN)—International relief groups were sharply critical of South Sudan’s recent decision to increase foreign worker visa fees. The new fees would aggravate a humanitarian crisis in the famine-hit country, they warned. The government is set to charge $10,000 for foreigners working in a “professional” capacity, $2,000 for “blue collar” employees and $1,000 for “casual workers” […]

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Ethiopian police comb rubbish dump for landslide survivors

| March 14, 2017
Ethiopian police comb rubbish dump for landslide survivors

(GIN)—A giant landslide that crashed down on a landfill where hundreds of Ethiopians collected recyclables, killed upwards of 65 local area residents, including entire families and their children, officials said on Monday. The landslide on Saturday leveled more than 30 squatter homes at the Koshe dump site on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, according to […]

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Surplus food found for local groups with novel Nigerian computer app

| March 14, 2017
Surplus food found for local groups with novel Nigerian computer app

(GIN)—Nigerian-born Oscar Ekponimo was 11 when his family was struck by misfortune.  His father had a partial stroke, causing him to lose his job, and with it, the family income. “For the next three years we had little food in the house,” he recalled. “If we had one small meal at the end of the […]

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Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

| March 14, 2017
Second Chances Art Exhibit tells powerful stories of triumph through creations of local artists

FORT WAYNE—From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 31, a unique exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (FWMoA), 311 E. Main St., is scheduled to close out its run with the Second Chances Art Exhibit and Fundraiser highlighting Fort Wayne residents who successfully have earned their second chance at employment and at life. […]

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Saving hearts, lives in African American community

| March 14, 2017
Saving hearts, lives in African American community

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening. During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a […]

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Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

| March 14, 2017
Ben Carson sworn in as Trump’s only black cabinet pick

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet—from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross—are rich, white and male. On Thursday, March 2, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson broke the mold with his swearing-in […]

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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017
Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

| March 14, 2017
Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of yours days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me that, as we travel […]

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