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Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

| April 30, 2015

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com)–What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another black man, another white cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person. The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, […]

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Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

| April 28, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—There is no doubt that the U.S. is experiencing a crisis with regard to the alarming number of unarmed African American men being killed by the police. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the videotaped shooting of Walter Scott that led to a murder indictment against a white, South […]

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Spotlight on Walter Hayden of Walt’s Snack Shack

Spotlight on Walter Hayden of Walt’s Snack Shack

| April 22, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s fun and exciting to bring to you this week’s spotlight because he’s always been a positive figure and role model in this city and I know that a lot of people are better off just by knowing him because he shares his wisdom.  And, it pleases me to […]

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Business profile: Ralph L. Anderson Jr. of Anderson Heating & Air Conditioning

Business profile: Ralph L. Anderson Jr. of Anderson Heating & Air Conditioning

| April 22, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Ralph L. Anderson Jr.’s, business, Anderson Heating & Air Conditioning,  is located at 3009 Oxford St.  He can be reached by telephone (260) 557-0958 or anderson.heatair@yahoo.com   1.) What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I am the owner and operator of Anderson Heating & Air […]

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In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

In one terrible weekend, ISIL beheads Christians, hundreds drown in ‘a mass grave’

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach. One group of Christians is on their knees and shot to death. Another group is beheaded. The video bore the […]

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Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

| April 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its most beloved community icons recently with the passing of the owner of one of the city’s most high profile businesses. Juanita W. Ellis, 83, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 17, 2015. A native of Commerce, Ga., she moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with her husband, Cecil […]

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Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

| April 15, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest.This next article about Central […]

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Black Barbershop Initiative provides free screenings, raises awareness

Black Barbershop Initiative provides free screenings, raises awareness

| April 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) hosted the fifth annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative on Saturday, April 11, at 10 barbershops throughout Fort Wayne. Volunteer nurses, nursing students and community volunteers were stationed at each barbershop location […]

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S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

| April 9, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle CHARLESTON, S.C.–Leaders of local civil rights organizations had been taking a wait-and- see approach to the April 4 North Charleston police shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, but voiced concern that Scott was unarmed when he was shot and that police said Scott had […]

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Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

| April 8, 2015

  The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at 260.420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The following article is one in a series of […]

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