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Reversing course, U.S. to aid Nigeria in Boko Haram

| February 19, 2015
Reversing course, U.S. to aid Nigeria in Boko Haram

(GIN)–After a published plea from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan for U.S. combat troops in the fight against Boko Haram fighters, the U.S. African Command appears ready to sweep aside its hesitation and jump in with both feet. The previous position held that advanced weapons could not be provided as there were troubling allegations of human […]

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Sierra Leone promises probe into missing Ebola funds

| February 19, 2015
Sierra Leone promises probe into missing Ebola funds

(GIN)—A full investigation will be conducted into multiple failures of accountability regarding the use of $5 million in funds sent for the fight against Ebola, the government of Sierra Leone has pledged. An internal audit found that nearly one-third of the money received to fight Ebola was spent without providing receipts and invoices to justify […]

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Superstar Kidjo’s ‘Eve’ spotlights Africa women’s music

| February 19, 2015
Superstar Kidjo’s ‘Eve’ spotlights Africa women’s music

(GIN)—African singer, showstopper and activist Angélique Kidjo, won her second Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album which she dedicated to African women. Speaking at the red carpet ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, she thanked the African women who inspired her. “To be recognized at the Grammys means that the […]

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New African poetry finds voice on the Web

| February 19, 2015
New African poetry finds voice on the Web

(GIN)–From the pages of private notebooks or the dog-eared copies of rare published editions, the works of modern African poets are emerging with great fanfare thanks to a dedicated handful of writers and teachers building a network of libraries and websites on the internet. The South African Badilisha Poetry X-change is one such group which […]

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Crime and Safety Report: February 18-24 Edition

| February 18, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: February 18-24 Edition

Identity of theft suspect sought FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is in need of assistance in identifying the suspect captured in the attached surveillance photograph who has been stealing from Lowe’s and possibly other retailers in Fort Wayne. According to a police reports, officers were called to the Lowe’s stores at Illinois Road and […]

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Bad coppers, good coppers

| February 18, 2015
Bad coppers, good coppers

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, law officers, peace officers and policemen were referred to as cops or coppers by the bad guys. It was the coppers against the gangsters. In the local movies, I would sit on the edge of my seat watching the good cops take out the bad […]

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Obituaries: February 18-24 Edition

| February 18, 2015
Obituaries: February 18-24 Edition

Eddie Dowdell died peacefully at the age of 75 on Monday, Febr. 2, 2015 at home. He was born on Aug. 26, 1939 in Marion, Ala., and was the son of Henry and Sina Dowdell. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1944. Eddie was a 1958 graduate of Central High School, an Army Veteran serving 1960-62 […]

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Heartland’s Jazz Q and ArtWorks combine for a one of a kind evening

| February 17, 2015

It’s so hot it’s cool… Fort Wayne—Cool and colorful art blends with hot and spicy jazz on Friday, February 20 at 7:00 pm. “Jazz at the Galleria” promises to be an outstanding evening with Heartland’s Jazz Q and Combo in a cabaret-style concert surrounded by the luscious visuals of ArtWorks the Galleria of Fine Art, […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Are you an Eagle acting like a chicken?

| February 14, 2015
THE RELIGION CORNER: Are you an Eagle acting like a chicken?

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer This summer, while attending my sorority conference in Dallas, our luncheon speaker shared this exhilarating message; it caused my table guests to ponder with thoughts of ourselves. We discussed whether or not we had been doing what we were sent to earth to do. […]

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Announces 3rd Annual Women’s History Month program

| February 13, 2015

By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Wayne Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is scheduled to host a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 28 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.  The theme of the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” […]

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