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Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

| May 26, 2015
Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its stalwart civil rights champions earlier this month with the passing of a former Urban League executive. Cheryl Lavon Richard-Townsend, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born, Jan. 12, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Richard-Townsend was a retired consultant for Achieve Global International based out of […]

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Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

| May 26, 2015
Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:05 p.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the 500 block of W. Essex Drive on the report of a domestic disturbance with a male armed with a firearm. Once on scene, officers learned that the male had threaten to kill himself as a result of a recent breakup with his […]

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Eldridge speaks to ‘Little People’ about starting your own business

| May 26, 2015
Eldridge speaks to ‘Little People’ about starting your own business

By Roxanne Charlton Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr. visits Christ Church of Faith’s “Little People’s Church” class to speak on his achievements and the joys and challenges of starting your own business. The “Little People’s Church” is under the leadership of Bishop Clarence and Pastor Margie Eldridge, Moderator Garfield […]

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Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

| May 26, 2015
Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 p.m., May 16, Fort Wayne police responded to the 7200 block of Knightswood Drive in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. On scene, officers found the victim down in the street suffering an apparent head injury. He was transported to a local hospital where he […]

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Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

| May 26, 2015
Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s office are presently investigating three deaths that have occurred in less than 24-hours as a result of suspected heroin overdose. The deaths have all occurred in the northwest central area of the city. The potency of the heroin being sold on the streets is such […]

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Bill Pickett Rodeo founder dies at 76

| May 26, 2015
Bill Pickett Rodeo founder dies at 76

Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Best known for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, founder and producer Lu Vason who grew up in Berkeley, California. He moved to Denver in 1977.  Vason, who lived in Aurora and had just turned 76, died early Sunday of a heart condition, said Les Franklin, a close […]

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The Rev. Bill McGill ties ‘C.O.R.D.’ of racial healing

| May 26, 2015
The Rev. Bill McGill ties ‘C.O.R.D.’ of racial healing

New group designed to exercise positive racial interaction and physical health “Now let me suggest first that if we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional.  Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. […]

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Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

| May 26, 2015
Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to the installation and ordination of Pastor Karen Staton at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 13 at Destiny Life Center Church, 3601 Warsaw St. Bishop Gideon A. Thompson of Boston is scheduled to officiate. Dinner will follow the installation and ordination service on Saturday afternoon. An Appreciation Service is scheduled during […]

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Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

| May 26, 2015
Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

FORT WAYNE—Associated Church of Fort Wayne & Allen County is scheduled to hold a Father’s Day 5K race at 9 a.m., June 20. The Father’s Day 5K is a family-friendly race designed to celebrate responsible fatherhood in our community. The race has two running options: family-friendly 5K and an Extreme Ruck 5K. Runners of the […]

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 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

| May 22, 2015
 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) is scheduled to host its State 2nd Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The scheduled guest speaker is Indiana Senator Lonnie M. Randolph, District 2. Randolph was first elected to the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in 1994. After the […]

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