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Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

| June 12, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Early on, it was evident that James Hardy III was destined for greatness. The sturdy 6’5” young athlete was being noticed as early as middle school for his athletic potential but it was Elmhurst38” High School that folks around the state—and the country—began to recognize his abilities on both the basketball court and the […]

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Humiliating end to G7 summit for overlooked African heads of state

Humiliating end to G7 summit for overlooked African heads of state

(GIN)—African leaders invited to the summit of seven developed countries looked on in frustration and dismay as the leaders of wealthy nations ignored their invited guests and their pleas for help on a score of urgent issues. Six Kenyan journalists who attended a briefing were eager to lob questions at the wealthy nation representatives – […]

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NAACP President Cornell Broooks voted out

NAACP President Cornell Broooks voted out

| June 6, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Why did the NAACP’s national board vote to part ways with their president, Cornell William Brooks? Several longtime members contacted by the NNPA Newswire were shocked to hear the news. Brooks, 56, has served in the position since May 2014. Some NAACP insiders said that there was a […]

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South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—While some celebrated by barbecuing with family and friends, watching an NBA game on television or following the world famous Indianapolis 500, Memorial Day weekend took on an extra special glow of love for a South Bend couple visiting the Summit City. On May 27, Lee and Amy Smith celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary. […]

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Gentrication roils Cape Town, resistance grows

Gentrication roils Cape Town, resistance grows

(GIN)—Banners are going up in South Africa’s second city with the message “Reclaim the City” as residents demand an end to gentrification. With a shortage of affordable housing, a group of Cape Town residents have occupied a large, empty building which once housed hospital workers. “We’re into our second month now,” says Sheila Madikane, a […]

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NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

| May 4, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]

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Elders: ‘Let’s rehabilitate our brothers’

Elders: ‘Let’s rehabilitate our brothers’

| April 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Brother Foundation sits in a chair with all ears tuned to him as he reads from a series of newspaper articles. One article, two articles, three articles, on and on. Each one has a common theme: the results of a trial convicting a young man of a violent crime in the city. Each one […]

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee mulls ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ for Trump

| April 21, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) After just two months in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump has already proven to be a liability to the free world, keeping Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) up many nights wondering what the New York City real estate developer will do next. However, the veteran Congressional Black […]

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Spotlight on Raymond H. Merkson, owner of Detroit Detail Locksmith

Spotlight on Raymond H. Merkson, owner of Detroit Detail Locksmith

| April 20, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville      What’s up babies? It pleases me when someone chooses to make Fort Wayne their home that has a good, positive attitude because that’s one thing that help make our community brighter. I say this because this week’s spotlight has done and is doing just that and so, you need to […]

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France pays ‘debt of blood’ to surviving African WWII vets

France pays ‘debt of blood’ to surviving African WWII vets

| April 20, 2017

(GIN)—Fifty years after more than a million Africans fought and thousands died for France during the ferocious battles against Nazis in World War II, French President Francois Hollande has given citizenship and full pensions to African survivors of that war and other conflicts. In a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 18, […]

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