Tag: NAACP

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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The change we’ve been waiting for

The change we’ve been waiting for

| August 3, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident. Some of our organizations do their usual thing by making loud […]

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Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

| August 3, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as white men, according to a new White House report. The report examined “opportunity gaps facing youth of color” and found stunning correlations between the educational and employment success of […]

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The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

| July 27, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It is “that” time of year again. Students are heading back to school and it’s hard to determine who is more excited, the students or the Women In NAACP (WIN)! “A student that’s prepared for school, when they enter that first day with the resources they need, […]

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