Hello, Frost Illustrated readers. My name is Celia Reed and I’d like to share with you about my daughter, Ta’Bria Neosha Collier…
she’s going to accomplish one of the biggest achievements ever, not only for herself, but also for a lot of children that were diagnosed with SMA.”
THE HACKLEY REPORT By Eric Hackley—The following is the second part of a two-part interview with Bob Hawkins, owner of Bob Hawkins House of Fish restaurant at 2619 Weisser Park Ave., at the Corner of Pontiac Street, where he has been in business since 1974. The following is a continuation of Brother Hawkins’ story in his own words:
On April 27, 2013 at approximately 1549 hours officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department attempted to stop a red SUV in a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Gaywood Drive. The two occupants of the suspect vehicle fled the traffic stop on foot. Police officers gave chase. The driver of the vehicle was able to evade police on foot and remains at large at this time. The passenger of the vehicle fled the scene and led officers on a short foot pursuit through the neighborhood. During the pursuit the suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Tavontae Jamar Haney, confronted police and was fatally shot. There was a firearm located in close proximity to the suspect’s body where he fell.
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban Farmers and Maplewood School Garden Angels are scheduled to host a Community Recycling Event/Garage Sale/Southern Cuisine Sampler from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18 at Lafayette Bait Store, 3511 S. Lafayette St.
By George E. Curry, NNPA Columnist—When Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress comrades were plotting to overthrow the white minority-rule apartheid regime in South Africa, Lilies Farm in Rivonia, just north of Johannesburg, served as their secret hideout.
By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Columnist—Last week, I had to make one of the most difficult announcements of my life—I told my family that I liked women, err, love women. Not knowing how my mother would react, I was relieved when she looked at me and said, “Boy, I knew that all along.”
By the Rev. Bill McGill | We have come to celebrate the life and legacy of a great man, who used his entire existence as an agent in God’s divine plan. He worked literally until his day was done and everyone will agree that his victory was won. He fought a good fight and his faith never took flight, because he had a deep abiding commitment to do what was pleasing in God’s sight.
Courtesy of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr., Club | George Smith began his work as a civil rights activist at an early age in Meridian, Miss., where he born. In Meridian, George experienced and witnessed many injustices against blacks and made civil rights activism his lifelong crusade.
By Larry Lee | Long-time Fort Wayne resident George Smith died Monday, April 29 at age 69. What made Smith’s life so noteworthy did not play out during his last 46 years, when he lived here. That occurred during the three tumultuous years immediately before his moving to town from Meridian, Miss.
By D.L. Russell | On March 17, 2009 I was in a foul mood. I was lost, bewildered and downright confused. I don’t know it if lasted all day, but I know for a brief moment in time, I was pretty bad off. I don’t remember how it happened, but from the evidence, I’m almost certain I had been slapped across the face by a big man with very large, ashy hands.
AARP Allen County Chapter 187 invites all AARP members and other interested seniors to hear Fred Taube at 2 p.m. on May 16 at the Community Foundation, 555 E. Wayne Street (on the northwest corner of Wayne and Monroe Streets).
“My mom, she’s a sick lady. She’s like, handicapped, she’s been like that all her life,” said 37-year-old Twan Woods who grew up in a crime-ridden section of Washington, D.C. Despite the hardships, his mother, Francine Ward, raised him and his younger brother the best she could—with love and wisdom.
Although President Obama has yet to declare an end to the 40-year-old war on drugs, he has placed the weight of his office on viewing drug addiction as more than just a criminal justice issue. Obama recently released his 2012 National Drug Control Strategy, which recognizes substance abuse as a “chronic disease of the brain that can be prevented and successfully treated.”
• The Rev. Jackson to SA students: ‘You’re free but not equal
• Strike season looms for underpaid African workers
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• Philanthropist fears U.S. is ‘disengaging’ from Africa
• Jayne Cortez, renowned American poet, to be laid to rest in Nigeria
By Jeanie Summerville | My name is Pastor Alice Kelsaw. I’m the pastor of Freedom Worship Center and we present to all the mothers, that have experienced the death of a child, a Mother’s Day Luncheon on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. The location is The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd., (Elcher Student Commons) for a comforting time for those left behind.
Two music legends are slated to grace Fort Wayne with their own groundbreaking brands of music when TGFMobile and SouthSide Fest present a Mother’s Day Celebration featuring national recording artists Zapp Band and Shirley Murdock at 8 p.m., May 10 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected “Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care” as the theme for 2013.
As Latino leaders continue to push for change through dialogue and mobilize Latino communities, they are looking at lessons learned from the African American community. California State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) said he hopes to build new bridges with the African American community as the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC)—which serves as a forum for members from the State Senate and Assembly to identify key issues affecting Latinos and develop avenues to empower the Latino community throughout California—moves forward.
A number of local activists, including representatives of the Fort Wayne Branch of the NAACP are raising questions about the April 27 fatal police shooting of 19-year-old Tavontae Jamar Haney. According to police reports, Haney was shot during a foot pursuit after police officers stopped the vehicle in which he was riding. According to police reports, Haney fled the vehicle after an initial traffic stop and brandished a weapon during the pursuit and subsequently was shot and killed.