Tag: NAACP

Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

Foreclosure crisis lingers in black community

| January 26, 2016

By Avis Thomas Lester Urban News Service Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland—one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-black jurisdictions—the foreclosure crisis has hammered several solidly middle-class communities. These include Perrywood, a neighborhood of two-story homes near the county seat in Upper Marlboro; Marleigh in Bowie, where the local homeowners […]

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Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

| December 10, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell FORT WAYNE—Saturday, Dec. 5, was the day to learn more about the Urban Trail. That’s when the Fort Wayne Urban Trail Project Committee held its first Healthy Lifestyle Trail Walk to call attention to a 6.5-mile stretch of trail between Tillman Road and Berry Street off South Hanna Street. “It’s to get […]

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‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

‘You’ve Just Got to Pray:’ A Civil Rights Movement Veteran’s Story

| November 11, 2015

Part 1 of 4 Editor’s note: The following piece centering on local coach and youth advocate H.C. Story was originally written by student Rebecca Dorrill for Professor William F. Hall’s Politics, Religion and Mass Social Protest Movements in American Democratic Society class at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. While many know Coach Story’s […]

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Civil rights activist Blondean Sims crosses over at 74

Civil rights activist Blondean Sims crosses over at 74

| November 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an often unsung civil rights champion and visionary with the passing of Blondean Sims. Sims, 74, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29  at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Birmingham, Ala., she moved to Fort Wayne with her family at age five. Sims confessed Christ a young girl and was baptized at […]

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What is Climate Change?

What is Climate Change?

| October 27, 2015

By Denise Abdul-Rahman Our climate (temperature and weather) are changing. It is changing because of carbon pollution (CO2) that is emitted into the air. These emissions come largely from industrial plants and from automobile emissions. Some studies even include meat consumption as a major factor. Whatever the cause, we have huge gigaton of carbon emitted […]

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Pastoral torch passed at Renaissance during Three-In-One Celebration

Pastoral torch passed at Renaissance during Three-In-One Celebration

| October 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Renaissance Baptist Church, , 5515 S. Hanna St., is inviting the community to share with them in the joy of honoring church Founder and Pastor Emeritus Rev. Michael L. Latham Sr., during the installation of newly Elected Pastor the Rev. Michael L. Latham Jr., and the celebration of Renaissance’s 26th Church Anniversary at 11 […]

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National NAACP’s Shelton spearheads organization’s federal policy advocacy

National NAACP’s Shelton spearheads organization’s federal policy advocacy

| September 2, 2015

FORT WAYNE—One of the National NAACP’s top officials is scheduled to visit Fort Wayne early next month as part of local NAACP fundraising and community awareness efforts. Hilary 0. Shelton, director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau and senior vice president for Advocacy and Policy., is the scheduled guest speaker for the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County […]

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NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently announced the names of the recipients of the individuals and companies or organizations to be honored for community service at the NAACP’s upcoming 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum […]

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Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

| August 18, 2015

  FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.—The world lost one of the most iconic figures of the U.S. and global Civil Rights Movement with the passing of Julian Bond, Aug. 15 in Fort Walton Beach, at the age of 75. In many eyes, Bond was the epitome of a true warrior, willing to fight for the rights […]

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Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

| August 4, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle It’s been some three weeks since nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church were gunned down at a Bible study session in the church. After the shootings the community and nation displayed an unprecedented outpouring of compassion for the victims and survivors as well as […]

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