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Business Profile: LaDonna Chambers

Business Profile: LaDonna Chambers

| March 25, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  Describe the service and/or products that you offer I am a freelance makeup artist who offers various types of makeup services. I offer makeup services for bridal, prom, everyday makeup looks, one-on-one lessons, group lessons, product consultations and more. It all depends on what my clients want.  One client may want […]

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An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

| March 25, 2015

In amazing act of love, courage, Muslim teacher donates a kidney to Christian student By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015 | 1 Reply

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Want to hear the blues? Listen to Bobby “Blue” Bland. Challenge Sylvester “Billy” Bland to a game of eight-ball on the pool table and there’s a good chance you’ll be singing the blues after losing. Bland—Sylvester, that is—is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the city’s top pocket billiard (read “pool”) players when […]

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Barry Minniefield: The voice of Fort Wayne on The Voice

Barry Minniefield: The voice of Fort Wayne on The Voice

| March 17, 2015

Step back, Billy Paul; move over John Legend. Barry’s in the house!
Fort Wayne native Barry Minniefield is wowing music lovers across the nation.

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Amazing: 10-year-old has started taking college courses towards math degree

Amazing: 10-year-old has started taking college courses towards math degree

| March 13, 2015

By Krystle Crossman Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette When most of us were in fourth or fifth grade we dreaded stepping into math class. The numbers, the equations, having to show your work is just too much for some. Then there is Wellsal, UK native Esther Okade. She is just 10-years-old and […]

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Who was Harriet Tubman?

Who was Harriet Tubman?

| March 11, 2015

By Chasiti Falls Who was Harriet Tubman? I must say my spirit was propelled into writing this piece for I asked this question to the young and the old, and shockingly some had no response. One even said reluctantly, “Isn’t she the one that didn’t give up her seat on the bus.” Fortunately, for the […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

| March 10, 2015

Click here to read NNPA Columnist George Curry’s commentary on the president’s speech: “In Selma, Obama proved he is black enough” Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Ala. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you, President Obama! THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you know I love you […]

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Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

| March 9, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report Photos by Michael Patterson and Bennie Edwards FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Bill McGill joined with Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead the local commemoration march on March 8, marking the 50 year anniversary of the tragic “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala. On March 7, 1965 a multiracial group of nonviolent civil […]

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