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Crime and Safety Report: August 6-12 Edition

| August 6, 2014

Motorcyclist critically injured in downtown accident FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:05 p.m., July 28, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Van Buren and Jefferson on the report of a passenger car and motorcycle accident. On arrival, officers observed a male adult down on the northeast corner of the intersection unconscious. The male, operator of […]

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Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

| August 6, 2014
Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film, “Get On Up,” tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, […]

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To beef or not to beef… health is the question

| August 6, 2014
To beef or not to beef… health is the question

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef—Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means to complain; grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, “TB or not TB, that […]

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United Way of Allen County announces Preschool Pilot Program

| August 6, 2014

One of five Indiana counties chosen to help increase kindergarten readiness FORT WAYNE–United Way of Allen County announced that Allen County is one of the five Indiana counties chosen to participate in the Preschool Pilot Program created by the 2014 Indiana General Assembly. The program is scheduled to begin in 2015 and seeks to increase […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

| August 6, 2014
Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

Truman Foster, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born Nov. 9, 1948, in Newbern, Ala., he was a son of the late Henry and Louise McQueen Foster. He attended school in Newbern. Truman moved to Mobile, Ala. where he made his home for many years and made many friends. He decided […]

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Feeding hungry school children the right move

| August 5, 2014
Feeding hungry school children the right move

By Brenda Robinson The new federal school free food program has some politicians and other Americans angry. This group, as they do with other social service/entitlement programs, contends families in need are pimping the system, and basically believe adults should and could provide for their own children. These critics believe the cliche, pull yourself up […]

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Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions

| August 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In a major move recently, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply the guidelines retroactively. Consequently,  more than 46,000 currently incarcerated drug offenders—73 percent of whom are black or Latino—will now be eligible for a reduction in their sentences. […]

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Disabled Americans seek more consumer protection

| August 3, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In a popular TV advertisement, ordinary citizens loudly declare to the world, “It’s my money, and I need it now!” It seems like a reasonable request. But this instant-gratification, through a process called structured settlement factoring, may not be in a person’s best interest. As part of commemorating the […]

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Born again. Really?

| August 3, 2014
Born again. Really?

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times From time to time, I rethink or feel a little déjà vu regarding the subject of “born again,” particularly my own. I am reminded at times about how that phrase gets associated with everything but its biblical intent. It is my opinion and […]

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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years

| August 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, […]

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