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Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

| May 18, 2015
Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

CANI becomes ‘Brightpoint’ in lives of people seeking opportunity By Madeline Marcelia Garvin For those who know me, I do not like driving in morning or afternoon rush hour traffic! I also do not like green eggs and ham. Though we were served a Belgian waffle with strawberries and cream, we also had scrambled eggs […]

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The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

| May 18, 2015
The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

My Life Has Already Been Poured Out As An Offering Roosevelt Dixie Sr., the fourth child of seven children of the late William H. and Willa L. Dixie, was born in Ensley, Ala., (on his Mother’s birthday) on March 23,  1928. As a child, he was baptized at an early age and was a member […]

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Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

| May 18, 2015
Black unemployment dips below 10 percent

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected in 2008. Despite the improvement, the black jobless rate is still double the unemployment rate of white workers, which has remained flat since February at […]

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The Lord is our protector, shelter, shepherd

| May 17, 2015
The Lord is our protector, shelter, shepherd

By Gigi Tinsley Special to the NNPA from The Miami Times Our God has promised, throughout his word, he will protect us. Psalm 91 reminds us that we who are faithfully committed to God are blessed to dwell, that is, to live, in a wonderful place of eternal security and protection. In that shelter we […]

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Ray transfers to Jayhawk Conference

| May 16, 2015
Ray transfers to Jayhawk Conference

GARDEN CITY, Kan.—Jabar Ray, a Harding/New Haven High School graduate and All-Conference performer, will be transferring from Division 1 Demark Tech Community College.  While at Denmark, Ray was All-Conference, averaged 17 points per game, shot 53 percent from the field and 45 percent from behind the three-point line for the season.  He will be transferring […]

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Financial predators still target active duty military

| May 16, 2015
Financial predators still target active duty military

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist The men and women who wear our nation’s uniform are expected to defend our nation at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to financial services, service members are not always been protected in return. The 2006 Military Lending Act (MLA) was enacted with broad and bipartisan support as a […]

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East Central annual cleanup set for May 16

| May 15, 2015
East Central annual cleanup set for May 16

FORT WAYNE—The East Central Neighborhood Association (ECNA) in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, the City of Fort Wayne, community businesses and neighbors is scheduled to conduct its annual clean-up on May 16, beginning at the corner of Hannah and Louis Streets.

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blues boy done took his leave

| May 15, 2015
blues boy done took his leave

A tribute to BB King in poetry by ketu oladuwa—lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / blues boy done took his leave / say, lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / cause mississippi’s blues boy done took his leave

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

| May 15, 2015
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society raising funds: The Journey of two families

Part 1 of 2 By Yvonne Coleman Bach Louisville Defender Editor LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is in the sixth week of their annual fundraiser, The Man & Woman of the Year Campaign.  The Campaign is a spirited fundraising event in communities across the United States where participants build fundraising teams to compete for […]

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‘All Things Bikes and Safety’

| May 15, 2015
‘All Things Bikes and Safety’

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—“All Things Bikes and Safety” is the theme of the Ninth Annual American Legion Riders (ALR) Chapter 148 Motorcycle Rally scheduled for 12 noon to 6 p.m., June 6 at American Legion Post 148, 705 E. Lewis St. The ALR Motorcycle Rally has been revamped and will be […]

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