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Magnificence of the mountains; ugliness of First Nation history

Magnificence of the mountains; ugliness of First Nation history

| October 19, 2016

Indigenous version of history very different from ‘official’ line By Ann McGaw Special to Frost Illustrated The Canadian Rockies are awe inspiring with their towering snow covered peaks and rugged looks. In late August I flew into Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The only two things I knew about Calgary was they celebrated their cowboy heritage during […]

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Spotlight on Curtis Rayford and his Lawn Care Ministry

Spotlight on Curtis Rayford and his Lawn Care Ministry

| October 19, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I’m the kind of woman who doesn’t take anything or anyone for granted and I feel that everyone’s job is important because it’s needed. Sometimes, I’m in the right place at the right to catch a sight of beauty and believe it or not, that beauty came from watching […]

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Feds snare white terror group on eve of attack on U.S. Somalis

Feds snare white terror group on eve of attack on U.S. Somalis

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—Three men are under arrest and charged with plotting to blow up an apartment complex and mosque in a suburb of Kansas inhabited by refugees from war-torn Somalia. The three—Curtis Allen, 49, Gavin Wright, 51, and Patrick Stein, 47—are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, a charge that carries a sentence […]

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Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok girls,’ home at last

Emotional reunion for 21 rescued ‘Chibok girls,’ home at last

| October 18, 2016

(GIN)—In a sight that could make a witness choke up with tears, a roomful of rescued Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok ran into the arms of their overjoyed parents and smothered them with hugs. The gathering, organized by Nigerian authorities, signaled an end to their two-year captivity by Boko Haram rebels and the start of a […]

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African-American Healthcare Alliance to host 20th Scholarship Ball

African-American Healthcare Alliance to host 20th Scholarship Ball

| October 16, 2016

Judge Glenda Hatchett keynote speaker FORT WAYNE—The African-American Healthcare Alliance of Fort Wayne is scheduled to hosts their 20th Annual Healthcare Scholarship Ball ,at 6 p.m., Oct. 22 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The scheduled keynote speaker for the event is Judge Glenda Hatchett. Hatchett presided over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, […]

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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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