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Debutantes mark stellar year with ball at Grand Wayne Center

| June 2, 2015
Debutantes mark stellar year with ball at Grand Wayne Center

FORT WAYNE—March 28 was a landmark day for some of the Summit City’s finest examples of young womanhood. It was on that evening that Ladies With Purpose hosted the 14th biennial “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. Held every other year, the Cotillion is designed to promote scholarship and excellence […]

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Seeing, not seeing our racial reality

| June 2, 2015
Seeing, not seeing our racial reality

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist “Americans don’t want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing racist reality. We like to look at racism as a thing that has gotten better (if not gone away completely) and that the way black Americans are treated in society is actually colorblind.” Those words, written […]

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South Africa admits $10 million payment to soccer group

| June 2, 2015 | Reply
South Africa admits $10 million payment to soccer group

(GIN)–A bribery and corruption scandal of international proportions broke open last week with the arrest of 14 officials of FIFA—a worldwide football/soccer association that most recently granted World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar. While arrests, under the direction of Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. attorney general, went high up in the organization, the president, […]

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Grave of Obama’s father to get facelift before visit

Grave of Obama’s father to get facelift before visit

(GIN)–Preparing for the July visit of President Barack Obama, officials of Siaya County in Kenya are proposing to spend one million shillings or just over $10,000 on the restoration, maintenance and care of the grave. Governor Cornel Rasanga gave the Department of Tourism the go-ahead to implement the project before Air Force One arrives in […]

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Newly-recovered ship contains rare remnants of slave trade

Newly-recovered ship contains rare remnants of slave trade

(GIN)–A Portuguese slave ship that left Mozambique in 1794 bound for Brazil had hardly rounded the treacherous Cape of Good Hope when it broke apart violently on two reefs only 100 yards from shore. The Portuguese captain, crew and half of the enslaved Africans survived. An estimated 212 Africans did not and perished at sea. […]

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Nigeria’s new president sworn in amidst ‘catastrophic expectations’|

Nigeria’s new president sworn in amidst ‘catastrophic expectations’|

(GIN)–Muhammadu Buhari, his hand on the Holy Book, was sworn in as president at an open-air ceremony May 29 in the capital city of Abuja. His speech acknowledged many of the challenges facing the largest democracy in Africa but offered hope that these challenges could be met. Giving thanks to God “who has preserved us […]

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Correcting history: Governor Pence no friend of GM Fort Wayne

| June 2, 2015 | Reply
Correcting history: Governor Pence no friend of GM Fort Wayne

By Randy Schmidt Special to Frost Illustrated May 26, 2015, was a big day for Fort Wayne. It was also a big day for the nearly 4,000 members of UAW Local 2209—the folks who made it a wise business decision for General Motors to invest $1.2 billion in upgrades to its truck assembly plant in […]

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First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

| June 2, 2015
First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first thought was: Why is George sending me this? For […]

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Baltimore’s youth: Champions, not thugs (They just don’t know it yet)

| June 2, 2015
Baltimore’s youth: Champions, not thugs (They just don’t know it yet)

By Orrin Hudson Special to Frost Illustrated My name is Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson.  I am the founder and CEO of Be Someone Inc., a non-profit organization that uses numerous tools, including the game of chess, to promote self-esteem, responsibility and analytical thinking among at-risk kids. I have been in Portland, this week, teaching kids how […]

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Fishing Derby set for 18th year

| June 2, 2015 | Reply
Fishing Derby set for 18th year

By Willie E. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated The Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club is scheduled to present the 18th Annual Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 6 at the Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park Pond. Children ages 12 through 16 and under and senior citizens age 65 and older may fish free. Children under 12 must be […]

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