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Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

| August 26, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

| August 26, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley (See video of the interview at bottom of page) ERIC HACKLEY: Recently over at Southgate Plaza right before Mel Odom introduced us, he and I were discussing you. I told him that I had wanted to interview you about your family and the so-called 30 year old “Black Jessies” stigma that […]

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Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

Senegal loses national treasure—Doudou N’Diaye Rose joins the elders

| August 25, 2015

By Doris Green (GIN)—It comes with deep sadness that the hands of another of Africa’s greatest treasurers are silenced. Senegal greatest drummer Doudou N’diaye Rose died at age 85. He was born in Dakar in 1930 and was named Mamadou of which the nickname is Doudou. In fact we had just celebrated his birth and […]

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Torture scenarios recounted by victims in embattled Burundi

Torture scenarios recounted by victims in embattled Burundi

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—As a smiling Pierre Nkurunziza thanked God for a controversial third term in power, disturbing accounts of torture of his opponents were reaching the rights group Amnesty International. Testimonies provided to Amnesty included reports of beatings with iron bars, electric cables and batons. A journalist with the Agence France-Presse, Esdras Ndikumana, 54, was among those […]

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Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

Archbishop Tutu’s Legacy Foundation recalls close friendship with Jimmy Carter

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—In a note from the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation , the South Africa-based organization expressed its concern for former President Jimmy Carter, now battling an advanced stage of cancer. Archbishop Tutu is similarly struggling with cancer and has been in and out of the hospital. Carter, who considered himself a friend of Africa, […]

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Antislavery movement in Mauritania suffers setback as leader jailed

Antislavery movement in Mauritania suffers setback as leader jailed

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—Despite a tough law against slavery passed in 2007 allowing slaveholders to be prosecuted, those who protest the practice may still wind up in jail, in some cases for years. This month, three activists, arrested at an anti-slavery demonstration, had their sentence of two years behind bars upheld by a Mauritanian court. They were found […]

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Interfaith activists in Central African Republic tapped for prize

Interfaith activists in Central African Republic tapped for prize

| August 25, 2015

(GIN)—Three religious clerics, the spiritual founders of a “peace platform” in the Central African Republic, were rewarded with a prize for their invaluable work. The Interfaith Peace Platform received the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize for its efforts to end the squabbling among the country’s three major faiths. “Things are slowly getting better,” said […]

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FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

| August 25, 2015

Chief Eric Lahey spearheads effort to recruit from all segments of city FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for a few good men, and women—and men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey said he is firmly devoted to building a more diverse department but not […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

Spotlight on high school counselor Jason Nevils

| August 24, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Since school has began again, I thought it would be wonderful to bring someone to the forefront within the school system who’s there to help give students an understanding if they need it and to help them get through whatever they’re experiencing in their lives.  And, also to bring […]

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