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Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

| July 7, 2015

By Kelly-Ann Brown Howard University News Service Special to the NNPA WASHINGTON–Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several state legislators are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates and from state-issued property. Maryland is one of four states working to remove the emblem from their specialty plates, […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

Fort Wayne Deltas award scholarships at Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony

| July 1, 2015

Courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—On behalf of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter, we celebrate and send heartfelt appreciation to the community for your financial support in helping us bless four college-bound students with our Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund. Because […]

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Spotlight on Kevin Howell, chairman of Vietnam Veterans Committee

Spotlight on Kevin Howell, chairman of Vietnam Veterans Committee

| May 20, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

| April 9, 2015

By Rachel Kersey Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer via Howard University News Service NEW YORK—Warren Shadd has adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family—his grandmother, his father and his mother—all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

| February 19, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. welcomes applicants for the annual Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarships for College. These monetary scholarships are available to local students of African-American Heritage—male or female—who are pursuing or continuing their education beyond high school. An application form with the […]

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Blacks rejoining labor market

Blacks rejoining labor market

| December 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The black unemployment rate rose to 11.1 percent in November, according to the latest jobs report from Labor Department, because of increasing optimism in the economy. The black unemployment rate rose from 10.9 percent in October to 11.1 percent and the jobless rate for whites increased slightly […]

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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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For rape victim, second attack at Howard University brings nightmare back

| September 19, 2013

By Bria Freeman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The 18-year-old rape victim has been trying to get on with her life, though things are not as she had planned before she headed to Howard University as a freshman in the fall of 2012. Then, she had high hopes. She enjoyed attending classes […]

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