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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015
Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

| March 6, 2015
Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

FORT WAYNE—The Northeast Indiana Building Trades, the Fort Wayne Urban League and the Indiana Plan are coming together to create a pathway into the skilled trades.  The need for more apprentices and more diversity within the skilled trades has brought about the BUILD program (Building Trades, Urban League & Indiana Plan Local Diversity).  BUILD has […]

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Black Women’s Roundtable announces empowerment project

| March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently announced the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project is designed to provide more than 2,000 black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable […]

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The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015
The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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Cherishing history that’s in your attic

| March 5, 2015
Cherishing history that’s in your attic

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist We gather together this month to lift up the names that have been frequently lifted, to call the roll of those African Americans who have made a difference. While some names are the tried and true names of important leaders, we need to pay as much attention to the legacies […]

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UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015
UN honors people of African descent

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015
50 years of economic futility

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

| March 4, 2015
McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Transitional Health are scheduled to  offer a Total Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m., March 12 at McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott St. Total Health is a wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with […]

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Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

| March 4, 2015
Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Let’s recap from part one that came to you about the Salvation Army that featured Dewayne Michaels.  Dewayne is a production worker at the Salvation Army Thrift store that’s located in Southgate Plaza.  We learned about his trials and tribulations and how they were conquered with the help of […]

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Facing America’s lynching frenzy

| March 4, 2015
Facing America’s lynching frenzy

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist We live in an era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys–for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter of the sins of males–who once lived within the boundaries of decency have dedicated themselves to committing crimes of shocking depravity. Whether driven by tricked-up political […]

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