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Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

Descendants of Dred Scott, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney meet

| March 14, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Pete Taney knew this day would come. “I’ve been looking over my shoulders all of my life, so this is no surprise,” said Taney, the lead vocalist, banjo, fiddle and harmonica player for the popular Stroudsburg band, “The Juggernaut String Band.” Taney is talking about a published report […]

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Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

Spotlight: We’ll remember minister David R. Whitfield (Jan. 8, 1950-Feb. 24, 2017)

| March 14, 2017

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 yours days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me that, as we travel […]

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Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

Andrew Young talks King’s legacy, Trump’s White House

| March 14, 2017

Young says lack of jobs, not racism, America’s biggest problem By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) It’s forever a burning question, particularly as many African Americans soul search, reminisce and speculate during Black History Month. “What would Martin Luther King Jr. say today?” According to former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, one of the […]

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Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase black homeownership

| March 9, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and spend another $15 million to give financial education […]

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the fire this time. . . .

the fire this time. . . .

| March 7, 2017

tell me how long the train’s been gone rootfolks poets press ©omowale-ketu oladuwa the american negro has the great advantage of having never believed the collection of myths to which white americans cling: that their ancestors were all freedom-loving heroes, that they were born in the greatest country the world has ever seen, or that […]

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City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

| March 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city will be missing a familiar and congenial face and passionate defender of the gospel when Minister David Richard Whitfield recently crossed over to receive his heavenly reward on Feb. 24. Minister David Richard Whitfield was born on January 8, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the matrimony of David and Lillie Mae […]

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Women: The often overlooked fuel component in the U.S. space program, science

Women: The often overlooked fuel component in the U.S. space program, science

| March 2, 2017

The recent success of the Hollywood film “Hidden Figures,” chronically the story of the black women mathematicians and computer scientists who were crucial to the opening success of the U.S. space program, has brought to the forefront the too often ignored contributions women have made to science and technology. The groundbreaking and brilliant precision work […]

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Spotlight on Perry Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Service Inc.

Spotlight on Perry Carpet and Furniture Cleaning Service Inc.

| March 2, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It please me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because they’ve been doing superior work for you in our fair city for you many years and that superior work tradition still continues on to this day. So at this time, all we’d like for you to do is […]

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First black crew member to join International Space Station

First black crew member to join International Space Station

| March 2, 2017

By Shantella Y. Sherman (AFRO/NNPA Member) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station. The journey will mark the first time Epps has traveled to orbit, […]

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Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

| February 27, 2017

Biographical and obituary information courtesy of Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—A local giant of the clergy and Civil Rights Movement made his transition last week. The Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams, pastor emeritus of Union Baptist Church, passed on into the glorious Kingdom of God in the early morning hours of Feb. 21 at the blessed […]

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