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Local NAACP to host state conference Oct. 21-23 at IPFW

Local NAACP to host state conference Oct. 21-23 at IPFW

| October 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Branch 3049 of Fort Wayne and Allen County is scheduled to host the NAACP State Convention in Fort Wayne, from Oct. 21 through Oct. 23 at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) Walb State Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. This marks the third time in 65 years that Fort Wayne has hosted the […]

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Film review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Film review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

| October 15, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Wire Service Film Critic) Finally, a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It’s a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it’s common knowledge to anyone who has taken a Black History course. Kudos to actor-turned-director Nate Parker for shepherding this ambitious project from the […]

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Adult survivors of Mother Emmanuel AME Church massacre to lead Unity Walk

Adult survivors of Mother Emmanuel AME Church massacre to lead Unity Walk

| October 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Bible study 15 months ago in Charleston, S.C., ultimately became one of the most horrific acts in American history. Nine individuals, ranging in age from 26 to 87 years of age, were murdered in the basement of Mother Emmanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015. The two adult survivors, Polly Sheppard and Felicia […]

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James and Cecelia Graham celebrate 50th wedding anniversary this year

James and Cecelia Graham celebrate 50th wedding anniversary this year

| October 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s favorite sons and one of its favorite daughters celebrated a milestone recently. On Aug. 15, 2016, James C. Graham Jr. and Cecelia Files Graham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The natives of Fort Wayne,who have lived in Battle Creek since 1993, met at a teenage dance at McCulloch Recreation Center […]

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Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

| October 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven, was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the general manager, who is responsible for the operation of the restaurant […]

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Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

| October 11, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan FORT WAYNE—“I got a bite!  I got a bite!”  Zuri danced around the hard-packed sand.  Fishing rod bent, line tight, she held on as the fish on the other end fought to get free.  Several of her peers from Explore Fishing with Urban League Youth ran over to watch and offer […]

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Spotlight on Ursulyn Jessie Raphael CEO of Raphael Consulting

Spotlight on Ursulyn Jessie Raphael CEO of Raphael Consulting

| October 10, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s not everyday that I meet someone who’s very outgoing, fun, exciting and has a true passion for helping to make individuals dreams become a reality.  So at this time, as we travel on our journey of love […]

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Art of Hair back at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Art of Hair back at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

| October 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Museum of Art and local organization Green Hair Revolution are scheduled to host the annual event “The Art of Hair,” a day of hair, beauty, body and spirit from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 8,  at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main St. This marks the fourth […]

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Carrying the torch: 105 year old Pearl Bassett still active in community

Carrying the torch: 105 year old Pearl Bassett still active in community

| October 4, 2016

MARION, Indiana—Legendary community and civil rights activist Pearl Bassett, age 105, accepts a ceremonial torch from Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh as part of an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Bearer celebration on Sept. 28. The torch was passing through the Marion area that day and Bassett was one of the honored torch bearers participating in that leg […]

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Spotlight on Timothy A. Grant of Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Spotlight on Timothy A. Grant of Unity Performing Arts Foundation

| October 3, 2016

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 days 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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