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Spotlight on the Velvet Rope Beauty & Barber Battle and Community Exposition

Spotlight on the Velvet Rope Beauty & Barber Battle and Community Exposition

| April 9, 2014

Story & Photos By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up babies? On Sunday night March 23, I was greatly anticipating 7 p.m. because at Link’s Wonderland, this wonderful event was going to take place and I’ve never attended such an event as this before. So, I’m excited to see what I was going to see and hear […]

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For children of reentry, new focus on family ties

For children of reentry, new focus on family ties

| April 2, 2014

By Ann Challet Special to the NNPA from New America Media SACRAMENTO—While millions of children nationwide face extreme difficulties due to having parents who are incarcerated or under criminal supervision, State Senator Mark Leno thinks change is coming. “The good news is that after many decades of building [more] prisons to incarcerate [more] of our […]

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Sheriff candidate Luke NaThalang wants to bring fresh, cooperative, community approach to county department

Sheriff candidate Luke NaThalang wants to bring fresh, cooperative, community approach to county department

| March 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Luke NaThalang is not your typical guy. In an age where the norm is to focus on personal advancement above all else, whether it be in business or politics, NaThalang’s personal mantra is devotion to others. He’s active in the community, serving a number of organizations in various capacities, including vice president of the […]

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James ‘Jim’ Redmond ‘declares war’ on jackleg preachers

James ‘Jim’ Redmond ‘declares war’ on jackleg preachers

| March 11, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley REDMOND: I could go on and on about my experiences in Fort Wayne. They haven’t been pleasant. I try to support our black businesses in Fort Wayne as much I can. We’re going to have to unite. We can forget about the churches because they’re not going to do anything.  Now you […]

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Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

Gwendolyn Brooks: History maker, history explainer

| March 4, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winner Gwendolyn Brooks epitomized the idea of a true poet—a guardian of the reality of the people’s soul.

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Alfred Wright murder case intensifies

Alfred Wright murder case intensifies

| February 26, 2014

Major developments in the Alfred Wright murder case since the family’s demand for investigations into what they believe has been a massive cover-up…

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Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

| February 26, 2014

Seven teams participated in the Sixth Annual Black History Bowl, Feb. 20 at Weisser Park Youth Center, sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept

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From tribulation to transformation: The William ‘JR’ Norfleet III story

From tribulation to transformation: The William ‘JR’ Norfleet III story

| February 23, 2014

Fort Wayne native Beverly “Granny” Elkins had to bury her 19-year-old grandson William “JR” Norfleet III on Jan. 27, a victim of lung cancer.

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Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

| February 14, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Black History Month is an appropriate time to honor Maya Angelou, who has touched the souls of Americans and non-Americans and showed us how to live our best lives.

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Black history takes center stage at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Black history takes center stage at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

| February 11, 2014

“Reflecting the interests of all members of our community is not just a task on our to-do list, it’s a state of mind in our everyday work,” said Charles Shepard, FWMoA Executive Director.

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