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Spotlight on Pastor Harold Johnson and Evangelist First Lady Jeanie

Spotlight on Pastor Harold Johnson and Evangelist First Lady Jeanie

| December 30, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I pleases me to bring in this New Year with one of the kindest and loving ministers that I know because he takes time out to talk with his congregation about their needs, hopes, dreams, as well as, everything else that goes along with being a caring pastor.  And, […]

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Local man says legal battle with hospital exposes legal system bias|

Local man says legal battle with hospital exposes legal system bias|

| December 29, 2015

Dexter Rogers’ uphill fight with Parkview about justice for common folk FORT WAYNE—Dexter Rogers is fighting a so-called giant. He isn’t afraid. For more than four years, the Fort Wayne man has been engaged in a battle to find out what happened to his mother, Carrie Bell Rogers, while she was a patient at Parkview […]

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with black pastors

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with black pastors

| December 28, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent NNPA News Wire When presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) met with a group of black civic and religious leaders in Baltimore, Jamal Bryant, the pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple Church said that it was critical for the senator to have a conversation with those who are the eyes […]

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Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

| December 22, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist As we talk about what to do and not do with our dollars during the holiday season, retailers are eagerly awaiting and preparing for another way to get your money. After the “after Christmas” sales, furniture stores, electronics outlets, car dealers, and anyone else with something to sell […]

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Giant among clergy: Pastor Mike Nickleson crosses over at 63

Giant among clergy: Pastor Mike Nickleson crosses over at 63

| December 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its giants of the religious and civil right community last week when the Rev. Mike Nickleson passed on to glory on Dec. 16. Just days before, the Rev. Nickleson, described by many in the community as “always ready to serve,” preached at his church, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. […]

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Local gospel music icon ‘Mr. Emmitt’ crosses over at 75

Local gospel music icon ‘Mr. Emmitt’ crosses over at 75

| December 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The world lost one of its most beautiful voices and the Summit City lost one of its most famous gospel music icons with the passing of Emmitt Bowen. Bowen, known to most people simply as “Mr. Emmitt, made his transition Dec. 8 at age 75. Born July 1, 1940, Bowen was known as a […]

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Climate changes poses imminent threat to Africa

Climate changes poses imminent threat to Africa

| December 15, 2015

(GIN)—While government leaders, media and climate justice activists converged in Paris to advance the fight against global warming and, as President Barack Obama said, “save the one planet we have,” extreme weather patterns were already creating havoc across the African continent. A rare weather pattern that brought 60 degree days to the East Coast of […]

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Explosions to the sky: Voices of Unity Youth choir to sing at Vatican

Explosions to the sky: Voices of Unity Youth choir to sing at Vatican

| December 15, 2015

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated from El Mexicano newspaper “I think every little girl wants to learn how to sing,” explained 22-year-old Rebecca Soto, one of the “special, unique and incredible” young persons of the World Champion Voices of Unity Youth Choir. Soto wanted to sing like “those girls on the radio” […]

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I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

| December 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc. is scheduled to host a unity and economic development event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 27 at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Established in March 2015, I Am Garvey Inc. is an organization dedicated to producing a full length feature film on the life and legacy […]

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What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

What did black pastors gain from meeting with Trump?

| December 11, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I have to confess that in light of the history of what has happened to African Americans, I am regularly shocked when I hear the voices of black conservatives. I find myself asking, “How can they actually believe that?” An example is when I try listening to […]

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