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Ask Alma: My boyfriend’s sister throwing major shade

| April 4, 2017
Ask Alma: My boyfriend’s sister throwing major shade

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I’m in my 50s, twice divorced, with no children. I have a demanding job that keeps me busy and seriously disrupts my social life. I’ve been dating a man I met in the office. Things are going really well and we agreed to take the next […]

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Spotlight on Phoenix Manor March Madness Senior Ball and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

| April 4, 2017
Spotlight on Phoenix Manor March Madness Senior Ball and St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all if well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind because the Senior Citizens at Phoenix Manor are.  Check this out: I […]

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Local officials dedicated Eugene E. Parker Memorial Way

| April 3, 2017
Local officials dedicated Eugene E. Parker Memorial Way

FORT WAYNE—Elected officials, local dignitaries, family and friends filled a parking lot near the intersection of Hillegas and Illinois Roads today for the Eugene E. Parker Memorial Way dedication ceremony. The Allen County Board of Commissioners and the City of Fort Wayne designated the portion of Hillegas Road from Bass Road to Illinois Road in […]

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Obituaries: March 29-April 4, 2017 Edition

| March 30, 2017
Obituaries: March 29-April 4, 2017 Edition

Foster Doughty, 71, died March 19, 2017.

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New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

| March 28, 2017
New York’s African Center finally finds benefactress

(GIN)—The daughter of the wealthiest man in Africa has been appointed president of the Africa Center in New York City and will soon begin fundraising for the long-empty upper Fifth Avenue building. Halima Aliko Dangote, daughter of the multi-billionaire Aliko Dangote, will hold an online press conference on March 30 as part of her major […]

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Nigerian Nobel Prize author regrets anti-immigrant Trump rhetoric

| March 28, 2017
Nigerian Nobel Prize author regrets anti-immigrant Trump rhetoric

(GIN)—Literary icon Wole Soyinka, in an off-the-cuff interview, described himself as “completely revolted” by the anti-immigrant rhetoric being spouted by U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking to the French news agency AFP, the 82-year-old playwright and poet who once fled to the U.S. after a death threat by Nigerian president Sani Abacha, said Trump “ascended the […]

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South Africa must ‘decolonize’ its schools, officials agree

| March 28, 2017
South Africa must ‘decolonize’ its schools, officials agree

(GIN)—Officials of South Africa’s Department of Basic Education told Parliament this week that it’s time to decolonize the school curriculum. Suren Govender, the chief director for curriculum, said the subject came up during a review of the schools’ progress report. “For example, the way in which history has been written suggests that (David) Livingstone discovered […]

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‘2104’ set to host blues revue with national guitar wiz Hamilton Loomis, blues queen Carol Lockridge

| March 28, 2017
‘2104’ set to host blues revue with national guitar wiz Hamilton Loomis, blues queen Carol Lockridge

FORT WAYNE—Lovers of the blues have an opportunity to enjoy one of the nation’s rising music stars this coming weekend. “2104” entertainment lounge, 2104 Calhoun St., is scheduled to present nationally renowned blues guitarist Hamilton Loomis and Indiana Queen of the Blues Carol Lockridge at 9 p.m., April 1. The Texas-based virtuoso Hamilton Loomis has […]

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Mother in battle with housing complex over unfair treatment

| March 28, 2017
Mother in battle with housing complex over unfair treatment

Hamilton Pointe managers accused of neglect, harassment “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”—Kofi Annan FORT WAYNE—Education is the key to the promise of a better future. That’s a lesson local mother Alicia Royal has taken to heart. Acting on that, Royal uprooted her […]

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Profiteering mars record of black African gold mining firm

| March 28, 2017
Profiteering mars record of black African gold mining firm

(GIN)—Between the 9th and 11th centuries, the kingdom of Ghana was so rich its dogs were said to wear golden collars, and its horses, adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. Medieval Ghana was a wealthy empire, sitting comfortably on mountains of gold. Today, despite its place as Africa’s second largest gold mining […]

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