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APRI to hold local scholarship banquet

APRI to hold local scholarship banquet

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The A. Philip Randolph Institute Fort Wayne Chapter is scheduled to hold its Annual Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m., April 18 at Link’s Wonderland 1711 E. Creighton Ave. Jonathan Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League is the scheduled best speaker. Cordelia Lewis-Burks, former director of Indiana politics and legislation for […]

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Visiting Nurse grief support group at Fort Wayne Urban League

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Beginning, March 24, Visiting Nurse will hold a free, grief support group from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 South Hanna St. This group will meet on the second and fourt Tuesday of every month. Led by Visiting Nurse grief counselor Rick Leone, this group is open to […]

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Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Northeast Indiana Building Trades, the Fort Wayne Urban League and the Indiana Plan are coming together to create a pathway into the skilled trades.  The need for more apprentices and more diversity within the skilled trades has brought about the BUILD program (Building Trades, Urban League & Indiana Plan Local Diversity).  BUILD has […]

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Black Women’s Roundtable announces empowerment project

| March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently announced the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project is designed to provide more than 2,000 black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable […]

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The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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UN honors people of African descent

UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

| March 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Let’s recap from part one that came to you about the Salvation Army that featured Dewayne Michaels.  Dewayne is a production worker at the Salvation Army Thrift store that’s located in Southgate Plaza.  We learned about his trials and tribulations and how they were conquered with the help of […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

Burundi watchers see erosion of human rights, civic freedoms

| March 4, 2015

(GIN)–The bad old days of the 1980s and 1990s when Burundi was widely considered a police state may be making a comeback. Some 300,000 people lost their lives in the country’s civil war from the 1990s to 2003, which broke out following the death of the country’s first democratically elected president. Human rights defenders and […]

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