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President’s months-long hospitalization abroad spurs rumor deluge

| March 7, 2017
President’s months-long hospitalization abroad spurs rumor deluge

(GIN)—There seems to be little agreement in Nigeria as to why President Muhammadu Buhari  extended his stay in a British hospital reportedly for an ear infection—especially when Nigeria has well-trained doctors at specialized hospitals at home. According to a presidential media aide speaking to Naij.com, the president has an infected ear and a loss of […]

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Metro Youth Sports no longer at Paul Harding

| March 7, 2017
Metro Youth Sports no longer at Paul Harding

Metro Youth Sports football program will not use Paul Harding’s football field for the year 2017.  Hopefully, EACS system will provide a place where our children can get in action and have fun in their community in after school programs in the near future.  We need drum majors and advocates who can communicate to organization […]

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African migrants can be job creators

| March 7, 2017
African migrants can be job creators

(GIN)—Two African migrant workers, escaping race riots in southern Italy, made a way out of no way when they turned adversity into a prospering business in a major Italian city. Today their enterprise, called “Barikama” or “resistance” in the Bambara language, shows what can be done by migrants despite prejudice and low expectations in their […]

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Fort Wayne Police Department opens online application process

| March 7, 2017
Fort Wayne Police Department opens online application process

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department has opened the “online” application process accepting those individuals that are presently full time commissioned police officers looking to lateral to the Fort Wayne Police Department and for those individuals that are looking to apply “online” for our basic recruit class. The “online” application process will close Monday, May […]

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Son suspected in stabbing of father

| March 7, 2017
Son suspected in stabbing of father

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:30 p.m., Feb. 27, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a stabbing which took place inside a home located at 622 Putnam St. Once on scene, officers found the victim outside of the residence suffering from an apparent stab wound to his neck. At the same time, officers were approached […]

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Pedestrian killed on Reed Road

| March 7, 2017
Pedestrian killed on Reed Road

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:30 a.m., March 2, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of a pedestrian accident on Reed Road at Heatherwind Drive. Once on scene they found an unresponsive adult male down in the middle of the roadway. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was […]

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Revised ban on immigration ‘catastrophic,’ critics charge

| March 7, 2017
Revised ban on immigration ‘catastrophic,’ critics charge

(GIN)—A revised travel ban by the Trump administration is already in trouble with a leading aid agency, with the travel industry, and with the Nigerian government which has urged its citizens to postpone making trips to the U.S. without “compelling or essential reasons.” The new travel ban. which still targets majority-Muslim countries, slightly modifies an […]

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Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby

| March 7, 2017
Judge tosses defamation suit against Bill Cosby

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A federal judge in Massachusetts recently struck down a defamation suit against Bill Cosby in a ruling that the legendary comedian’s attorneys said reaffirms the fundamental right for him or anyone else to defend against public accusations. “This is another in a line of recent developments, vindicating Mr. Cosby’s […]

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City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

| March 7, 2017
City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

FORT WAYNE—The city will be missing a familiar and congenial face and passionate defender of the gospel when Minister David Richard Whitfield recently crossed over to receive his heavenly reward on Feb. 24. Minister David Richard Whitfield was born on January 8, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the matrimony of David and Lillie Mae […]

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From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

| March 7, 2017
From Freedom’s Journal to NNPA, Black Press still relevant

By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News/NNPA Member) No one is better equipped to tell your story better than you. And logic stands to reason that no one is better equipped and more passionate about telling our story than us. The stories of blacks in America are equally as triumphant as they are tragic. And many, […]

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