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Your black history matters! Can you afford to lose your history?

| September 5, 2015
Your black history matters! Can you afford to lose your history?

By Leah H. Reeder Special to Frost Illustrated The African/African-American Historical Society and Museum (AAAHSM) is a wonderful institution established in Fort Wayne in 1999 to preserve the history of the local African American culture.  The Museum also interprets African heritage as depicted through authentic sculptures, masks, musical instruments and tools brought from different regions […]

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D. O. McComb & Sons welcome all to Foster Park open house

| September 5, 2015
D. O. McComb & Sons welcome all to Foster Park open house

 FORT WAYNE—A locally owned and respected family business recently announced the completion of the renovation of one of its facilities. “As we continuously look for ways we can improve service for our families, we are proud to announce the renovation completion of our Foster Park branch located at 6301 Fairfield Ave.,” said Dave McComb, co-owner […]

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PBS39 to debut new weekly program ‘arts IN focus’

| September 5, 2015
PBS39 to debut new weekly program ‘arts IN focus’

FORT WAYNE—PBS39 has announced the debut of a new weekly program—”arts IN focus”—scheduled to have its inaugural airing at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 10 on channel 39.1. Hosted by Emilie Henry, arts IN focus will bring home the stories and discoveries from our region’s vibrant and growing arts scene. The show will be a combination of […]

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The GOP’s enemies’ list

| September 5, 2015
The GOP’s enemies’ list

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s getting more and more difficult to keep up with the lengthening list of people, groups and nations the Republican Party’s presidency-seekers are designating as targets. Undocumented Latino immigrants—and their  American-citizen children? Check. Gays and lesbians? Sure. Asian immigrants and alleged “birth tourists” who take advantage of the 14th Amendment’s […]

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USF offering Saturday morning art classes for children

| September 5, 2015
USF offering Saturday morning art classes for children

FORT WAYNE—Registration is open for children’s Saturday morning art classes through the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. Classes are available for children in grades one through eight, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Saturdays, Sept. 12 through Dec. 5. Students will be introduced to a variety of processes, artists […]

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Can Hillary survive email controversy?

| September 4, 2015
Can Hillary survive email controversy?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States I’d have replied “no question.” I expected a near-coronation on the Democratic side, and a little rough-and-tumble on the Republican […]

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White men, guns, protecting black people?

| September 4, 2015
White men, guns, protecting black people?

Leeriness about Oath Keeper promises to help By Askia Muhammad and J.A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON–Into the toxic brew of unpunished killings of blacks in Ferguson, Mo., and a heavily militarized police force has come a fiercely anti-government, militaristic group of armed, “civilian” white men, seemingly itching for a […]

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Emmett Till’s life still matters

| September 4, 2015
Emmett Till’s life still matters

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist The more things change, the more they stay the same. Racially motivated murder of young black Americans across the United States is not a new or rare phenomenon. For too long this brutally fatal manifestation of the madness of American racism has persisted in the face of public […]

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The people of the fair: A beautiful—and temporary—patchwork community

| September 4, 2015
The people of the fair: A beautiful—and temporary—patchwork community

By Laura Arwood for BSU Journalism at the Fair Special to Frost Illustrated INDIANAPOLIS—Between the mule races, the donut-burger stand and the Ferris wheel are people—the thread that holds a quilt of bustling activity together. This is the community the Indiana State Fair creates for 17 days, then lets disappear—until next summer. As this year’s […]

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Juvenile arrested for Get 2 Go gas station robbery

| September 4, 2015
Juvenile arrested for Get 2 Go gas station robbery

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:15 p.m., Aug. 31, a person entered and robbed the Get 2 Go gas station located at 4832 S. Calhoun St. The subject pointed a black handgun at customers and the clerk and then demanded money.  The handgun appeared to have a laser or flashlight connected to the front of the gun. […]

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