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Spotlight on Director Krista Walker of Urban Outreach (part two of two)

| September 3, 2014
Spotlight on Director Krista Walker of Urban Outreach (part two of two)

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? Check this out: You know that every week, on our journey of love, I’m always talking about bringing ourselves some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind?  Well, we can accomplish this through even the smallest of ways and things.  So, I’m going to […]

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Kyra Foster ranked No.1 nationwide in girls junior tennis

| September 3, 2014
Kyra Foster ranked No.1 nationwide in girls junior tennis

FORT WAYNE—Looking for the next big tennis star? Look no further than the Summit City. The Tennis Recruiting Network, recognized as the premier Internet site for junior tennis in the U.S., ranked 14-year-old Kyra Foster of Fort Wayne as the No. 1 junior tennis player in the nation for the months of May through July. […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014
Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as […]

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Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014
Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

Nathaniel Adams was born Dec. 26, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Jacob Adams and Willie Mae (McClain) Allen. At the age of 66 he passed from this life, on Sunday, Aug.24, 2014 at home with family at his side. He was an avid fisherman and pool player.  He also loved to play dominos and the card […]

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Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

| September 3, 2014
Dr. Ruby Cain recipient of Vivian Conley Award

MUNCIE—Dr. Ruby Cain was among the women activists who were honored and received the 2014 Vivian Conley award at the Women’s Equality Day program presented by the Coalition of Women’s Organizations, Aug. 26,  in the Muncie City Hall Auditorium. The award honors women who have worked in the fields of art, education, religion, health, environment, […]

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Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

| September 3, 2014
Students of color enrollment now matches white school enrollment

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA} –As the nation’s families head back to school, they might notice that for the first time, elementary and middle school students of color will equal the percentage of white students, according to Department of Education projections. White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among […]

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

| September 3, 2014
Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make […]

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African/African-American Historical Museum part of ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’ event

| September 2, 2014
African/African-American Historical Museum part of ‘Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown’ event

FORT WAYNE—From 12 noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 7, Fort Wayne residents and visitors will have a chance to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon experiencing some the city’s most interesting sights and institutions. The event, entitled “Be A Tourist IN Your Own Hometown” was organized by Visit Fort Wayne is designed to give persons a […]

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Differences in black and white

| September 2, 2014
Differences in black and white

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it comes to race, blacks and whites largely view events through a different set of lenses. Several recent polls provided yet more proof of this […]

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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014
Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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