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Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

| July 31, 2015
Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS BATON ROUGE, La.—It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, at the national convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) here, Chavis was participating on panel about reforming the criminal justice system with, […]

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Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

| July 30, 2015
Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:45 p.m., July 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded this afternoon to the intersection of McKinnie Avenue and McMillen Park Drive on multiple 911 calls reporting an injury accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Officers arrived to find the motorcyclist down in the intersection unresponsive. Medics and […]

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MLK Club Inc. to host Committee Chairperson Open House information session

| July 30, 2015
MLK Club Inc. to host Committee Chairperson Open House information session

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity within the Fort Wayne community. In the spirit of the club’s mission, the MLK Club is scheduled to […]

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Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

| July 29, 2015
Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

Photos by Erma Belt FORT WAYNE—Jalen Morris, grandson of the late community activist Mary L. Morris, proudly displays a sign that will commemorate his grandmother. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry made a presentation dedicating a section of an area street to Morris at a July 25 meeting of the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus at […]

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Richard Charlton of C-Style Tae-Kwon Do School of Chin-Kwon

| July 29, 2015
Richard Charlton of C-Style Tae-Kwon Do School of Chin-Kwon

Richard Charlton is the owner of C-Style Tae-Kwon-Do School of Chin-Kwon-Do and he can be reached at (260) 341-9532. 1.)  How long have you been in this profession? For 41 years, I started studying at the age of 14. 2.)  Describe the service that you offer. I teach Karate and Chin-Kwon-Do to children ages five to 17 […]

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Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

| July 29, 2015
Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

By Brigitte Hopkins Hill Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt family reunion gathers every two years. This year it was held in Fort Wayne.  We had family travel to the reunion this year from as far as New York and California. At this reunion, we had more than 200 attend; […]

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A tale of two local cities

| July 29, 2015
A tale of two local cities

I consider myself to be an analytical, balanced and honest thinking person. I mention this to give perceptive as I look at Fort Wayne in totality. The exit of some businesses from the south side of Fort Wayne leaves no room for debate or discussion. Ponderosa closed on South Anthony; Ponderosa closed on Coldwater Road. […]

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Questa Education Foundation announces 2015 Questa Scholar graduates

| July 29, 2015
Questa Education Foundation announces 2015 Questa Scholar graduates

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation is proud to announce that this year from Allen County there were a total of 45 individuals who have graduated in 2015 from colleges and Universities across the state of Indiana. 27 of those graduating were traditional students who went on to college from high school while […]

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Trumping the Donald on immigration

| July 29, 2015
Trumping the Donald on immigration

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was—for the few moments that I could take it—quite fascinating. What quickly became clear was that Trump will not let the facts get in the way of his opinion. Actually, he will dispense with the actual facts and create his own. […]

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Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

| July 29, 2015
Guns and black folks: No bullets, no books

For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The strategy: Keep Black America ‘dumb’ and defenseless. By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership […]

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