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Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

| August 26, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley (See video of the interview at bottom of page) ERIC HACKLEY: Recently over at Southgate Plaza right before Mel Odom introduced us, he and I were discussing you. I told him that I had wanted to interview you about your family and the so-called 30 year old “Black Jessies” stigma that […]

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Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]

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FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

| August 25, 2015

Chief Eric Lahey spearheads effort to recruit from all segments of city FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for a few good men, and women—and men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey said he is firmly devoted to building a more diverse department but not […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

Pastor, First Lady Payton to be honored at Come As You Are; the Rev. Al Sharpton also set to visit

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Pastor Anthony and First Lady Sandy Payton of Come As You Are Community Church, located at 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., are scheduled to be honored by the congregation on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 for their 20 years of dedicated service. At 5:30 p.m., Sept. 12, there will be a fashion show, fellowship and […]

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Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

| August 19, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Youth For Unity is a program for life with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne and involves all ages. This program helps young people to see themselves as unique and special individuals by educating them about diversity and tolerance. Through it, they hope to combat prejudice, bigotry and discrimination in […]

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resistance matters

resistance matters

| August 18, 2015

they knew that if the slaves developed a common sense of identity through african culture and traditions, they would be more likely to join together and rebel against their owners.—portcitiesbristol:     resistance matters © 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa AUDIO: resistance matters @ https://rootfolks.bandcamp.com/   big mike brown went down a year ago august 9, felled by […]

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Spotlight on Fifth Annual Amnesty and Deliverance Community Festival

Spotlight on Fifth Annual Amnesty and Deliverance Community Festival

| August 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? In this thing called life, we’re going to have our ups and downs, that goes along with our good and/or bad days but hopefully, everyone that will be in attendance at McMillen Park from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 22, will have a good day with all up’s. […]

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Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

| August 18, 2015

  FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.—The world lost one of the most iconic figures of the U.S. and global Civil Rights Movement with the passing of Julian Bond, Aug. 15 in Fort Walton Beach, at the age of 75. In many eyes, Bond was the epitome of a true warrior, willing to fight for the rights […]

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Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

| August 18, 2015

By Randall Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Who really believes in giving second chances to someone who is already considered a failure? Many people wonder about today’s society. Most do not think someone in an unfortunate circumstance could make the most of a chance they are given. Is opportunity only […]

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