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Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

| August 24, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Friends of Bethany FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently gave a special send-off to two participants and junior volunteers. Angel Johnson, daughter of Phillip and Flora Johnson, will enter her second year at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Angel is in an accelerated program as she pursues a Biology Bachelor […]

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Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

| August 24, 2016

What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. as we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another […]

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Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

| August 23, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed,” said Trump. “Now it’s time for new leadership.” After the speech, Trump conducted another internal shakeup that installed […]

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A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

| August 22, 2016

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment I met Emmary when she entered 6th grade at Lakeside Middle School where I was the learning reader. During her tenure there, Emmary excelled academically and athletically.  She was a straight A student and played volleyball, basketball and ran track.  Her mother, Debra Butler was an […]

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ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

| August 16, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

Worldwide team of refugess get Olympic welcome in Rio

| August 9, 2016

(GIN)—Athletes from some of the most dangerous countries in the world will be competing with world-class swimmers, runners and equestrians at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, now underway. The team no sooner arrived when a letter sent by Pope Francis was delivered. “I extend my greetings and wish you success at the Olympic […]

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Party of Mandela gets beating from voters

Party of Mandela gets beating from voters

| August 9, 2016

(GIN)—It was a long night for the African National Congress party faithful as a popular revolt in the cities of Tshwane (Pretoria) and Port Elizabeth upended the ANC’s long-held power base in those two key municipalities. The ANC was beaten in working-class “black township” areas such as Mamelodi in Tshwane, and Motherwell in Port Elizabeth. […]

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Steve Reed named new police chief

Steve Reed named new police chief

| August 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City has a new police chiel. On Aug. 1, 23-year veteran Steve Reed was sworn in as Fort Wayne Police Department chief of police. Reed replaces Garry Hamilton, who decided to leave the job  after a little more than two years in the post. Mayor Tom Henry, Public Safety Director Rusty York, […]

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Highlighting Renaissance Pointe YMCA Block Party

Highlighting Renaissance Pointe YMCA Block Party

| August 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville This fantastic block party took place last Saturday July 23, and it was so beautiful to see so many in attendance to enjoy all the gifts, food and wonderment—even though it was a very, very hot day.  So at this time, we bring it to you for your enjoyment, reporting on what […]

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