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Be more vocal about asthma

| February 10, 2016
Be more vocal about asthma

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal cords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

| February 10, 2016
Obituaries: February 10-16, 2016 Edition

Bettye J. Moore, 65, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1950. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Jeffery (Angie) Moore  and Christopher (Melissa) Moore  of Fort Wayne; daughter, Callene (Leotis) Warren and Nawannda Moore of Fort Wayne; step brother, Eddie (Martha Jean) Carlisle; sister-in-law,  Paulene Carlisle, both of Gary, Ind. Service […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church

| February 9, 2016
Spotlight on Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? In last week’s edition of Frost Illustrated, you learned that Pastor Anthony Payton was honored by the MLK Club as being Clergy of the Year and he was very humbled and excited by it.  So at this time, as promised, we bring to you Pastor Anthony Payton so […]

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F.O.H. Basketball Club, Renaissance Y, others collecting water for Flint

| February 9, 2016
F.O.H. Basketball Club, Renaissance Y, others collecting water for Flint

FORT WAYNE—The F.O.H. Nation Basketball Club and Renaissance Pointe YMCA, along with other community partners are collecting bottled water for the citizens of Flint, Mich. They invite the community to help by dropping of bottled water donations at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. For more information, call (260) 447-4567.

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Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

| February 9, 2016
Local church sponsors 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition

FORT WAYNE—Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith Street, is scheduled to sponsor its 23rd Annual Black History Knowledge Competition on Feb. 27 at the church. The public is invited to participate in this prize-winning, multi-generational competition consisting of a round robin and speed round, with a Jeopardy-style question and answer format. The competition is team based, […]

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Pricey upgrades to South African leader’s villa will be repaid

| February 9, 2016
Pricey upgrades to South African leader’s villa will be repaid

(GIN)—A protracted battle over pricey upgrades to the country estate of President Jacob Zuma—charged to the national treasury—appears close to settlement. In an about-face, President Zuma has agreed to pay back state money for some of the upgrades. The president was scheduled to appear this week before South Africa’s Constitutional Court on the issue. Two […]

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South African union shaken by member flight

| February 9, 2016
South African union shaken by member flight

(GIN)—An ill wind of layoffs, company closings and unpopular labor reforms are taking a toll on South Africa’s once powerful labor movement. Membership in the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has slumped from a peak of 2.19 million four years ago to 1.8 million, following the expulsion of its largest affiliate, the National […]

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Zika sighting—a new tourist industry in Uganda

| February 9, 2016
Zika sighting—a new tourist industry in Uganda

(GIN)—The unspoiled Zika forest, located on the edge of Lake Victoria, home to birds, leopards, rabbits, pythons and other wildlife, is suddenly abuzz with curious western journalists and others eager to visit the birthplace of the mosquito which has been linked to an alarming condition among newborns in Brazil. “People have been calling me and […]

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Red flag raised in Ethiopia as food shortages mount

| February 9, 2016
Red flag raised in Ethiopia as food shortages mount

(GIN)—Surely, Ethiopia would rather be known for something other than the cyclical hunger-producing droughts spurred in part by regular episodes of El Niño. Ethiopia is the world’s fastest growing economy. Ethiopia has been doing very well over the last 15 years or so. Millions of people have been lifted out of poverty as the economy […]

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All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

| February 9, 2016
All elections matter: It’s Time to make our voices heard at ballot box in 2016

By Melanie L. Campbell NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist At the time of this writing, in just over a week, Iowa, which has a 3.4 percent black population and New Hampshire, which is less than two percent black, will hold their presidential caucus and primary. From there, the primary battles move to states with larger […]

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