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Breaking white silence on racism

| October 7, 2014
Breaking white silence on racism

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnists On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. [To hear and see the speech, go to: […]

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Community must do better job of supporting its own

| October 7, 2014

My wife and I are very strong supporters of the African American newspapers.  We are aware that one of the most serious issues facing the American people is the lack of respect that we have been trained to practice in interacting with each other. Some of us may have been more fortunate than others in life and […]

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Free student tickets available for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 7, 2014
Free student tickets available for A Lesson Before Dying

FORT WAYNE—First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., is now accepting reservations for free student tickets to its upcoming performance, A Lesson Before Dying. Written by Romulus Linney and directed by Thom Hofrichter, the play is based on the Oprah Book Club novel by Ernest J. Gaines, author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

| October 7, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Days ago, I sat in someone’s office. She began to share with me a little about her life. After hearing about how she once suffered from a stroke, I sat amazed at how few signs of a stroke she lives with, at least visibly. When discussing her take on it, […]

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Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

| October 7, 2014
Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Internationally-renowned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent. Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into […]

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An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

| October 7, 2014
An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation Son defends father’s service to department, community Editor’s note: Over the years, Fort Wayne Police Officer Frederick “Fred” Rogers Sr. has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most well-known law enforcement officials. During his tenure in the Detective Bureau, Rogers compiled a […]

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Fort Wayne’s first Bachelor Auction coming to Legion Post 148

| October 6, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Order a special designer drink and a get a paddle (a bidding paddle, get your mind out of the gutter) because the bachelor auction will be open at the American Legion Post 148, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 10, during the Fall Scholarship Festival. Several men in our […]

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City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

| October 6, 2014
City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

By Eryn Rogers Courtesy of WANE-TV FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly newspaper is bouncing back after a theft earlier in the summer froze the paper’s account. However, after an outpouring of the community’s help, Frost Illustrated is back in business. Frost Illustrated was founded back in 1968. Earlier this year, an […]

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Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

| October 4, 2014
Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]

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Oil barons jump on new finds in Africa, ignoring climate justice calls

| October 3, 2014
Oil barons jump on new finds in Africa, ignoring climate justice calls

(GIN)–U.S. and UK oil explorers are making their moves on the Western Sahara, between Mauritania and Morocco, despite calls by thousands of climate justice activists worldwide to “keep the soil in the oil.” Kosmos Energy, a US oil and gas exploration firm, along with Cairn Energy of the UK, plan to use rights obtained in […]

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