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On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

| July 30, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the […]

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E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

| July 30, 2015

(Photo by James Redmond) FORT WAYNE—Christ Church of Faith “Little People’s Class” honors yet another person. The Little People’s Class honored E. Christine Stanley, one of the founding members of Christ Church of Faith and currently a resident at Kingston Care Center, for her longevity as a faithful member of the church and good standing […]

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Spotlight on Patrol Officer Kyra Woods

Spotlight on Patrol Officer Kyra Woods

| July 29, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville 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 day to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get to know […]

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Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

| July 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that one can walk into a historical museum and is introduced to the person whose collections are on display there but this did happen.  And, with this happening, I was able to learn more about our heritage and gaze upon the beauty of the historical African American […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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Spotlight on American Legion Post 148 (part two of two)

Spotlight on American Legion Post 148 (part two of two)

| July 8, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, we recap from part one of this story, which focused on Anthony Payne being elected the new commander of American Legion Post 148 and how he took office on Sunday June 7, 2015.  He […]

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Zambian writer tapped for prestigious prize for short story ‘Sack’

Zambian writer tapped for prestigious prize for short story ‘Sack’

| July 7, 2015

(GIN)–Of five top African short-story writers, Namwali Serpell of Zambia was chosen to receive the Caine Prize–an internationally recognized award for outstanding African writers. Since appearing on an earlier Caine Prize shortlist for her first published story “Muzungu,” Namwali has become an associate professor in the English Department at Berkeley, California, authored a book of […]

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White mob attack, brutal double stabbing in Chicago

White mob attack, brutal double stabbing in Chicago

| June 26, 2015

By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call CHICAGO (The Final Call)–Four have been charged with attempted murder in a vicious May 30 double stabbing attack on a black man and woman at a park in the largely Irish neighborhood known as Canaryville on Chicago’s south side. Two males, Kevin Hoynes […]

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White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

White woman snubbed Charleston shooter for a black man

| June 26, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–We may never know what ignited the explosion inside of white supremacist Dylann Roof that prompted him to kill nine African Americans attending Bible study at a black church in Charleston, S.C., but his hatred of blacks apparently deepened two years ago after a white female he was […]

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6th Annual South Side Fest to celebrate positive changes on the city’s south side

6th Annual South Side Fest to celebrate positive changes on the city’s south side

| June 25, 2015

FORT WAYNE–On June 27, The Rescue Mission is scheduled to partner with area businesses and organizations to participate in Fort Wayne’s 6th Annual South Side Fest. Last year, The Rescue Mission launched its “Real Change, Not Spare Change” initiative at South Side Fest. The campaign is designed to help the community find ways to help […]

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