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African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center downtown. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African Americans enrolled in various healthcare programs—medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy and other related healthcare practitioner […]

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Black College Club plans trip to Howard U

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Area high school students and their parents have a special opportunity learn firsthand about the quality education and unique cultural and social amenities offered by one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black college or universities (HBCU). The Black College Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to conduct a trip to the renowned Howard […]

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Broadway Christian Church celebrates 40th anniversary

| September 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Broadway Christian Church, 910 Broadway, is celebrating their 40th Anniversary Sept. 19 Sept. 21. BCC opened its doors in January 1974 under the direction of Pastor Robert Yawberg. At that time, Fort Wayne Mayor Ivan Lebanoff, was expressing concerns that many churches and business were leaving the downtown core and he challenged churches to commit […]

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Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Brian J. Bates, 23, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Born Jan. 19, 1991 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dorian G. Smith-Phillips; father, Jeffrey (Alicia) Bates Sr.; brothers, Jeffrey Bates Jr., Adam Bates, Gregory Dewayne Thompson, Demarkus Thompson, Sedric Washington Jr; sisters, Doeneseya Shophia Bates, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Police seek man in credit card theft case FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male theft suspect captured in a surveillance photo taken at the Lima Road Meijer’s on June 17, 2014. The man is alleged to have used a credit card stolen from a car parked […]

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Links, Incorporated set to host Meet the Candidates Forum

| September 5, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated is scheduled to convene more than 17 candidates for their 2nd Biennial Meet the Candidates Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6 at the Allen County Public Library’s Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Candidates who accepted the invitation to speak on Sept. 6, include the non-partisan […]

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Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

Violence, killing: The ‘hidden’ centerpiece of Fort Wayne history

| September 4, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Everyday it seems as though if the police aren’t on the TV news killing black people, black people are on the TV news killing black people. The one thing Fort Wayne’s blacks never seem to do is to take a momentary peek at our local history for insights into this violence […]

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Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: September 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as […]

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Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014

Nathaniel Adams was born Dec. 26, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Jacob Adams and Willie Mae (McClain) Allen. At the age of 66 he passed from this life, on Sunday, Aug.24, 2014 at home with family at his side. He was an avid fisherman and pool player.  He also loved to play dominos and the card […]

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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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