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Obituaries: August 13-19 Edition

| August 13, 2014
Obituaries: August 13-19 Edition

Daisy Ruth Alexander-Ivory, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Selma, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Alexander. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma. In the summer of 1973, she moved to Fort Wayne. She […]

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This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

| August 13, 2014
This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

FORT WAYNE—Some people say there’s a solution to every problem. At the very least, there is a way to find peace in the midst of any of life’s storms. That’s the central message behind the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, set for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park. According to Amnesty & Deliverance Community […]

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Legendary Mavis Staples to perform at Foellinger Aug. 23

| August 13, 2014
Legendary Mavis Staples to perform at Foellinger Aug. 23

FORT WAYNE—Legendary gospel/soul pioneer Mavis Staples is scheduled to bring her own special brand of music to the Summit City at 8 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s as a member of The Staples Singers, to the engaged protest of […]

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Spread of Ebola traced to two-year-old

| August 13, 2014
Spread of Ebola traced to two-year-old

(GIN)—If researchers are correct, a two year old in southeastern Guinea, who died last year with Ebola symptoms, was the unsuspecting carrier of the disease soon to wreak havoc in at least three countries with common borders. The child, called “Patient Zero,” died Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill, according to a […]

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Tight North Carolina race could determine control of U.S. Senate

| August 13, 2014
Tight North Carolina race could determine control of U.S. Senate

By Afrique I. Kilimanjaro Special to the NNPA from The Carolina Peacemaker RALEIGH, N.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan has been reaching out to communities and constituents across North Carolina galvanizing support for her re-election campaign. The Democratic senator from North Carolina and her campaign are full steam ahead as they face Republican opponent, current […]

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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014
Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

| August 13, 2014
West Florissant, Mo. explodes in protest of police shooting of unarmed teen

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American ST. LOUIS—What started as a peaceful prayer vigil for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police, ended in an explosion of looting and destruction in the North County area surrounding where the tragedy took place–and beyond. Hundreds gathered at 8 […]

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Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

| August 13, 2014
Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Knowing of my concern about  justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. The essence of this piece is the author’s allegation that Palestinians cannot and should not compare their struggle to that of the African American struggle for […]

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Crime and Safety Report: August 13-19 Edition

| August 13, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: August 13-19 Edition

Person dies in crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:06 a.m., Aug. 4, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of  West Jefferson Boulevard and Olde Canal Place in reference to a personal injury accident. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed three vehicles to be involved in the collision. Paramedics provided […]

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This barbershop’s no joke

| August 13, 2014
This barbershop’s no joke

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH In 2002, Hollywood released “Barbershop,” a comedy set in the ‘hood that showed all of the inside jokes, commentary and exchanges that happen in barbershops all over the country. But, what this film failed to show is some of the dangers and health risks that also come from some […]

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