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Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

| April 19, 2016
Rescuers search Afro-Ecuadorian villages for quake survivors

By Lisa Vives (GIN)—The death toll in Ecuador’s African coastal communities continues to rise as rescuers dig for survivors of a massive earthquake in the region’s battered villages. On Monday, reports from Esmeraldas, called the birthplace of Afro-Hispanic culture, estimated that over 400 people died in the quake that sent buildings tumbling and roads buckling. […]

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Huge archive of famed African photographers recall groundbreaking work

| April 19, 2016
Huge archive of famed African photographers recall groundbreaking work

(GIN)—The vast archives of two remarkable photographers from West Africa who passed this year will ensure that authentic images of African life will be their legacy to future generations. The images radically depart from the clichés of colonialism. Malick Sidibé, whose pictures of Mali’s youth conveyed the high-spirited feeling of a country that has just […]

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New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

| April 19, 2016
New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

(GIN)—Aegis Defense Service, a UK firm, may have recruited former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to provide security for U.S. bases in Iraq, according to a new TV documentary to premiere next week in Denmark. The film—”The Child Soldiers’ New Job”—includes testimony from interviewees who said they once served as child soldiers, and documents their […]

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Environmental fund taps six for major ‘green’ prize

| April 19, 2016
Environmental fund taps six for major ‘green’ prize

(GIN)—Once the ancestral land of pastoralists and hunter-gatherers, the Tarangire national park in Tanzania found itself in the crosshairs of tourist developers carving up the wilderness for fancy lodges, luxury tents and other rich tourist amenities. Lands once shared with the wildebeest, the zebra, and majestic old baobab trees were being “grabbed” by government or […]

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Dr. Michael C. Carson to speak at revival at Turner Chapel

| April 18, 2016
Dr. Michael C. Carson to speak at revival at Turner Chapel

FORT WAYNE—Turner Chapel AME Church, 836 E. Jefferson Blvd., is scheduled to host a revival at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22, featuring the Rev. Dr. Michael C. Carson of Coppin Chapel AME Church of Indianapolis. The Rev. Dr. Carson, in additional to being an acclaimed and dynamic preacher, is also an […]

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Walmart employee killed in truck accident

| April 18, 2016
Walmart employee killed in truck accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8 a.m., April 11, Fort Wayne police responded to a report of an individual that was struck by a truck in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 10420 Maysville Road. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive man down in the parking lot. Medics and fire personnel pronounced the […]

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Fifth Annual Mother To Mother Luncheon set for April 30

| April 18, 2016
Fifth Annual Mother To Mother Luncheon set for April 30

FORT WAYNE—Freedom Worship Center is scheduled to present the Fifth Annual Mother To Mother Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 30 at Trier Ridge Community Church, 7501 Hessen Cassell Road. The theme for this year’s gathering is “A Comforting Time For Those Left Behind,” and is designed to support mothers who have lost […]

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Indiana Tech’s Eyes on Psychology Conference set for April 22

| April 15, 2016
Indiana Tech’s Eyes on Psychology Conference set for April 22

Event will focus on diversity, research and treatment FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech’s College of General Studies is partnering with Parkview Behavioral Health, the Lutheran Foundation and Mental Health America to present its second Eyes on Psychology Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 22. This year’s event, Focus on Diversity, Research and Treatment, will be […]

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A View of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman through my lens

| April 14, 2016
A View of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman through my lens

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Yes, reading is fundamental, joyous and engaging; but, do you really grasp that which you read and understand that many times art mirrors life, and authors, even novelists, address the issues of their time. With that said, remember as Emily Dickinson says: “There is no frigate like a book to take us […]

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Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

| April 14, 2016
Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers “All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and our world have forgotten or overlooked a large and often voiceless section of our community: frail, older persons.” Marcy Cottrell Houle learned that lesson after walking through Alzheimer’s with her father—and various […]

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