FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:15 p.m., April 5, Fort Wayne police responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Bunt Drive to assist medics with what was being reported as a possible drug overdose involving a five-year-old boy. On scene, officers learned that medics were transporting a five-year-old to a local hospital on the suspicion […]
By Sandra Jordan Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Starting kindergarten marked new beginnings for Joy Haire and her parents, Will and Lisa Haire. Just before the school year started, through a Food Challenge, Joy’s doctor determined she outgrew the serious and potentially life-threatening dairy allergy that surfaced a few weeks before […]
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey–and no one feels this more acutely than black parents. In a recent NBC News State of Parenting Poll, 63 percent of parents felt their children would face […]
By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In this column today, I would like to dwell on the many folks who have contributed toward children’s well being. In the gospel of Matthew 19:13, it states: “Little children were brought for Jesus to lay his hands on them and pray. But the disciples scolded those who brought them. […]
(GIN)–Kenyan government officials are rushing to condemn the apparent brutality of police who attempted to disburse a protest of primary school children using tear gas, snarling dogs and clubs. The children of Langa-ta Road Primary School were protesting the “playground grabbing” of a developer who claimed he owned the school property. That claim is now […]
By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to enter the USA, fleeing from poverty, crime and violence. The political Right in the USA is trying to make this the defining moment in their attacks on the […]
By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feedachild.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little black boy being fed like a dog by a seemingly affluent white woman. In the ad, the boy has his head on the woman’s lap, at her feet, on his […]
“Hello, my name Kathleen Alter and I’m the executive director of the Women’s Bureau. We’re located at 2417 Fairfield Ave. in Fort Wayne, and since 1975 the Women’s Bureau (WB) has served as a unique voice advocating for women’s issues and providing services for women and their families.