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All eyes fixed on West Africa as U.S. role in combat grows

All eyes fixed on West Africa as U.S. role in combat grows

| November 1, 2017

Two Seal Team Six members investigated for suspected murder of fellow soldier (GIN)—With the deaths of four American servicemen in Niger, a window has opened onto U.S. operations in West Africa—an area barely known even to U.S. legislators who have sent U.S. soldiers there in harm’s way. The latest soldier to die on a tour […]

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Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume dies at 89

Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume dies at 89

| October 30, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Family members, friends and fans are grieving the loss of television and stage icon Robert Guillaume, who died on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles. Guillaume, 89, is survived by his second wife, Donna Brown, a son and three daughters. “He was a pioneer and what he did […]

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for ‘full-scale’ boycott of BMW

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. calls for ‘full-scale’ boycott of BMW

| October 30, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, called for a “full-scale” boycott of BMW, the German automaker, for refusing to reply to the survey for the group’s annual diversity scorecard. Not only did BMW refuse to complete the survey, the German automaker also refused […]

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Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioner, dead at 89

Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioner, dead at 89

| October 30, 2017

Influenced Elvis, the Beatles, host of other rockers By Stacy Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Fats Domino, the rock pioneer who inspired Elvis Presley, the Beatles and countless other superstars, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office, told NPR […]

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Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

| October 27, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they […]

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Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

| October 27, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) President Donald Trump just delivered two more gut punches to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an ongoing effort to knock out President Barack Obama’s legacy. On the same day that Trump signed an executive order crafted to open up the health insurance marketplace to barely there plans that […]

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Spotlight on General Motors Retiree Club

Spotlight on General Motors Retiree Club

| October 25, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s, up babies? Check this out: For years, I’ve heard great things about the General Motors Retiree Club Picnic’s and Christmas Parties and what I heard is, everyone has a wonderful time. The food is delicious and their Christmas Party is for a great cause.  But, now I know firsthand because I […]

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Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

| October 25, 2017

Frost Exclusive by S3 Thomas It has been a long and tedious journey for Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 1331 Gay Str. in Fort Wayne. According to some, PBC has been in the midst of what some would consider to be the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. Any organization that has undergone or will undergo […]

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Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

| October 24, 2017

Stellar young Charmaine Model & Talent Agency member makes national debut ORLANDO, Fla.—One of Fort Wayne’s brightest young talents recently made waves on the national stage as part of the upcoming generation of runway and stage talents. Exavior Fuller attended the ARTS Showcase in Orlando, Florida with Charmaine Models & Talent Agency from Fort Wayne […]

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Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

| October 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Tolbert, the the matriarch of the famed Tolbert musical, was a renowned education leader in the Summit City and tireless advocate for youth in the community, engaged in a wide variety of community projects, including Friends of […]

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