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Mother, activist, Frost contributor Desiree Martin crosses over at 57

Mother, activist, Frost contributor Desiree Martin crosses over at 57

| March 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Desiree Yaell (Burson) Martin was called home on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  She was born to Judith A. King and Jesse Gene Burson. Desiree graduated from Northrop High School in 1976.  She worked at AWAC (Addicted Women and Children) for many years until their closing.  She […]

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Hundreds protest police shooting of Kenyan teen in Salt Lake City

Hundreds protest police shooting of Kenyan teen in Salt Lake City

| March 1, 2016

(GIN)—A near-fatal encounter between a Kenyan-born youth and police in Salt Lake City, Utah, prompted an angry reaction from bystanders who challenged the official version of the incident given by police. Seventeen year old Abdi Mohammed reportedly was in an altercation with other youths on Saturday night, Feb. 27, and had picked up a broomstick […]

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Interview with Dean of Students Gralan Early, Music Instructor Bradford Smith

Interview with Dean of Students Gralan Early, Music Instructor Bradford Smith

| March 1, 2016

By Eric Hackley The following is an interview with Dean of Students Gralan Early and Music Instructor Bradford Smith at a local Fort Wayne school. These gentlemen are both education innovators and music activists. HACKLEY: Mr. Early, tell me about your job. What do you oversee? GRALAN EARLY: I am the dean of students. I […]

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The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

| February 26, 2016

By Sheila Curry-Campbell NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049—Health Committee held the first in a series of three events. The Black Church and HIV “The Social Justice Imperative” was held on Monday, Feb. 15 at Parkview Field Lincoln Life Financial Event Center. NAACP Health Committee Chair Linda Brooks and Stephen L. Terry, senior pastor of […]

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Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

| February 26, 2016

By Louis C. Ward NNPA Guest Columnist Recently, retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash, both contributors on Fox News shows, blatantly disrespected President Obama on different news shows on national television. Lt. Col. Peters called our president a “total p**sy,” and actress Stacey Dash blurted “our president doesn’t give a sh*t about terrorism.” […]

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Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

| February 26, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Mass., a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing the devastating fallout […]

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The shooting of Vernon Jordan

The shooting of Vernon Jordan

| February 25, 2016

Former Fort Wayne Mayor Win Moses recalls Dr. Jeffrey Towles’ life saving role By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Copyright © 2016 William Braynt Rozier All rights reserved Candidate Winfield (Win) Moses Jr. battled incumbent Mayor Robert Armstrong over the course of 15 debates back in ’79, before ultimately winning. “I was a […]

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Hundreds of black men show support for students in Seattle

Hundreds of black men show support for students in Seattle

| February 25, 2016

By Chris B. Bennett Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Seattle Medium In one of the most dynamic displays of civic engagement seen in Seattle in some time, more than 200 black men gathered at South Shore Pre-K–8 School to welcome students to school last Monday morning as part of the school’s eighth […]

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Spotlight on Selener Walker owner of Beautiful Beginnings

Spotlight on Selener Walker owner of Beautiful Beginnings

| February 25, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville   What’s up, babies? Are you or someone you know thinking about getting married soon?  Well if you are, I have a great treat for all of you in this week’s spotlight because there’s an event, that’s all about you.  If you attend this free Bridal Show that’s for adults only, you […]

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Urban Prep Academy turns boys into scholars in Chicago’s roughest neighborhoods

Urban Prep Academy turns boys into scholars in Chicago’s roughest neighborhoods

| February 24, 2016

By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service CHICAGO—In some of Chicago’s lowest income neighborhoods, African-American teenage boys are overcoming their challenging surroundings. They are the young men of Urban Prep Academy, an all-male charter high school with a 100 percent graduation rate. All of those students earn college scholarships. And it all starts each morning with […]

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