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Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

Trumpism, white tribalism cannot prevail

| January 18, 2017

By Askia Muhammad (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) On the eve of the new Trump era of leadership, danger lurks. Emboldened by Trump’s win and a series of stunning other victories in recent elections by the “alt-right,” tea party, conservative and ultra-conservative movements, in this country and in Europe, white tribalists are openly advocating the most […]

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Spotlight on Diane Rogers for being a pillar in the community

Spotlight on Diane Rogers for being a pillar in the community

| January 18, 2017

And for a job well done within the Fort Wayne Police Department By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? normally when people retire from their career positions they say, ‘that’s behind me now and I’m moving forward to do whatever I choose to do,” and I think that’s fantastic.  However, I can’t express it enough how […]

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Somali American makes dbut as Minnesota state rep

Somali American makes dbut as Minnesota state rep

| January 11, 2017

(GIN)—She’s an“intersectional feminist,” a mom, a refugee, an immigrant and a resident of Minneapolis. Besides that, Ilhan Omar is a history maker and the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States. Omar was sworn into the Minnesota House of Representatives on Jan. 3, just days after an 8,500-mile journey that retraced her path from her […]

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MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

| January 5, 2017

Celebration to honor legacy of Dr. King, President Obama, Prophet Cedric Walker By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Nigerian telecom tycoon hits high water mark among African billionaires

Nigerian telecom tycoon hits high water mark among African billionaires

| January 3, 2017

(GIN)—Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga may not be the most well-known billionaire in the world but he was Africa’s biggest winner in 2016—increasing his net worth by $2.7 billion to total $5.8 billion over the past year. It was the largest increase among billionaires at a time when declining oil prices and devaluations were nibbling away […]

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Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

Israel lashes out at African allies for anti-settlement vote

| January 3, 2017

(GIN)—Israel lashed out at its African and other allies this week, suspending aid and other relationships in retaliation for their votes on a U.N. resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. Senegal and Angola were the primary targets of Israeli fury. The two countries are non-permanent members of the U.N. […]

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Pastor Gregory Rowland: Church leadership must hear the congregation

Pastor Gregory Rowland: Church leadership must hear the congregation

| December 30, 2016

‘All the church does is ask for money’ FORT WAYNE—Ask around. A lot of people will tell you there is a crisis of leadership in this community—particularly in the church and especially in the Black Church. Those who see it that way might be surprised to find that they can get an “amen” not just […]

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Voices of Unity to bring in new year with Praise Celebration 2017 on Jan. 8

Voices of Unity to bring in new year with Praise Celebration 2017 on Jan. 8

| December 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The community is invited to finish bringing in the new year with joy and praise when Brotherhood Mutual and Unity Performing Arts Foundation presents Praise Celebration 2017: Another Breakthrough, featuring the world champion Voices of Unity Youth Choir, directed by Marshall White, at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8 at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center. […]

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I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

| December 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc., is scheduled to host its I Am Garvey Umoja an Economic Development Banquet and I Am Garvey Black Wall Street Initiative forum from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 26 at Lacy’s Bar and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. South. Scheduled guest speakers for the event which is designed to celebrate […]

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Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

| December 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the the city’s native daughters and a true musical superstar is set to bring her unique talents to the stage with a major concert this week. Mikki White, former background singer to the late, great legendary Prince, is scheduled to grace the stage at Rhinehart Recital Hall on the campus of Indiana […]

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