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Pray on God’s time, not yours

| March 19, 2015
Pray on God’s time, not yours

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times If you’re like me, prayer is a subject that keeps popping up because sometimes out of sheer habit, I keep doing it. Intellectually I understand its purpose and its benefit. But sometimes, I get lost in the reality of by whom and under […]

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Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community

| March 18, 2015
Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community

Story & Photos by Denise Jordan—The Colorism event allowed me to put to rest some of the angst I had been dealing with and it opened the door for others to do the same.

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Obituary: Joseph Richard Eversole

| March 18, 2015
Obituary: Joseph Richard Eversole

Joseph Richard Eversole, 22, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne and a graduate of Homestead High School, Joseph worked alongside his father at DTM. He was a certified wilderness EMT, enjoyed playing music, and loved archery. He will be remembered for helping and caring for others and his […]

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Spotlight on the beauty within the heart of Pastor Carlton Lynch (part two)

| March 18, 2015
Spotlight on the beauty within the heart of Pastor Carlton Lynch (part two)

What’s up, babies? Last week, we met Pastor Carlton Lynch, who told how he entered the ministry and how he has endured and risen from various trials. This week, we follow up with part two of his story so that you may know, feel and understand the different things that he’s done to prove his loyalty to the community, […]

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Systematic racism in America

| March 18, 2015
Systematic racism in America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) report on the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department sheds a brighter light on a serious racial injustice malignancy that is not isolated or unique to that besieged city. What the Justice Department concluded in Ferguson, after months of intense investigation, exposes a systematic […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015
Beyond survival: Life after rape

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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French police on trial for death of teens after 10-year wait

| March 18, 2015
French police on trial for death of teens after 10-year wait

(GIN)—Two teenagers of North African descent, running from police, fell to their deaths and were electrocuted in a power substation 10 years ago. The officers will finally stand trial this week It has been called the most important police trial in a decade, one that could expose the inequalities that plague France’s mostly segregated apartment […]

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Pro-democracy activists at U.S. event jailed in Congo

| March 18, 2015
Pro-democracy activists at U.S. event jailed in Congo

(GIN)—Journalists, activists, hip hop artists and a U.S. diplomat were rounded up by police at a pro-democracy event Sunday in the Congo, sponsored in part by the U.S. government. Security forces charged them with threatening stability, according to a government spokesman. The diplomat, Kevin Sturr, “was among a group of people believed to be in […]

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Business Profile: Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon

| March 18, 2015
Business Profile: Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon

By Jeanie Summerville Jerrell Davenport is the owner of Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon, located  at 2104 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne, Ind.  The phone number is (260) 456-8994 and they’re opened  9 a. m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays ,  and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays.   […]

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Obituaries: March 18-24 Edition

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

Hilery David Ferguson, 97, departed this life on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born on March 30, 1917. Hilery was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Porter Ferguson. Service was Saturday, March 14 at Concordia Lutheran Church. Bessie M. Jackson, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Fort Wayne, answered the call of our Lord […]

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