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Spotlight on Third Annual Youth Explosion

| August 5, 2015
Spotlight on Third Annual Youth Explosion

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? What a fantastic time I had while in attendance at the Third Annual Youth Explosion event.  It was wonderful witnessing the beauty of the smiles on the faces of the children and on the parents as their little ones learned more about life, respect and what GOD wants for […]

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Obituaries: August 5-11 Edition

| August 5, 2015
Obituaries: August 5-11 Edition

James Edward Austion, departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2015. Yvonne D. Cole-Knowles, 52, departed this life on Thursday, July 16, 2015. Percy Nathaniel Dance, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The Rev. Calvin C. Martin, 88, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Heritage Park Health Care Center in […]

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East Chestnut St. Church of Christ to host four-day revival

| August 4, 2015
East Chestnut St. Church of Christ to host four-day revival

FORT WAYNE—East Chestnut Street Church of Christ, 3601 E. Chestnut St., is scheduled to host its 2015 Gospel Meeting from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12. The four-day revival features guest speaker Jack Evans Jr., vice president for public relations for Southwestern Christian College, in Terrell, Texas. In addition to revival meetings each night starting at […]

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Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

| August 4, 2015
Leaders urge patience in achieving change after Emanuel Nine

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle It’s been some three weeks since nine worshippers at Emanuel AME Church were gunned down at a Bible study session in the church. After the shootings the community and nation displayed an unprecedented outpouring of compassion for the victims and survivors as well as […]

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Demetrius Masterson Complimentary Gardens set to beautify community

| August 4, 2015
Demetrius Masterson Complimentary Gardens set to beautify community

Passersby to Frost Illustrated’s 3121 Calhoun St. office might have noticed some lovely improvements to the front yard thanks to the generosity of a dedicated group of community volunteers. In the following, community activist Darnell Masterson talks about a project he organized to help improve the community. By Darnell Masterson Special to Frost Illustrated FORT […]

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Burundi tinderbox after president’s ally shot

| August 4, 2015
Burundi tinderbox after president’s ally shot

(GIN)—The drive-by shooting that left a close aide of President Pierre Nkurunziza dead early this weekend, has raised fears of retaliation and cross-border violence. Mr. Nkurunziza, re-elected last month despite wide opposition, came on television on Monday to announce that police were searching for the individual who shot Lt. General Adolphe Nshimirimana. He urged restraint […]

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Mandela prizewinner from Namibia still practices bringing sight to blind

| August 4, 2015
Mandela prizewinner from Namibia still practices bringing sight to blind

(GIN)—There was pure emotion in the face of Dr. Helena Ndume, more used to bringing sight to the blind than wiping away tears of her own. According to friends, she was caught off guard by the rousing welcome awaiting her this past week at the Hosea Kutako International Airport after picking up the first U.N. […]

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U.S. multinationals scooped up deals during Obama’s visit to Kenya

| August 4, 2015
U.S. multinationals scooped up deals during Obama’s visit to Kenya

(GIN)—A presidential stopover in Nairobi to meet “global entrepreneurs” turned out to be a windfall for mega development projects, bank lenders and U.S. corporations. Fresh details are emerging in local media about the deals struck between the U.S. and Kenyan governments during the visit of President Obama. A so-called “American package,” they said, reaffirms a […]

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Suez Canal reopens to fanfare but not shared by all

| August 4, 2015
Suez Canal reopens to fanfare but not shared by all

(GIN)—Ships at sea around the world will blast their horns on Aug. 6 to mark the reopening of the world-famous centenarian waterway in Egypt, local officials there say. “Food will arrive faster. Medicine will arrive faster. Petroleum products will arrive faster,” proclaimed Suez Canal Authority head Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussein Mameesh. “Egypt is serving the […]

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Refreshing

| August 3, 2015
Refreshing

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A time to rest and refresh I recently spent a few days in New Albany, Ohio for a chaplain’s meeting with the company that I work for. To be honest, the thought of being out of my normal routine made me nervous! The thought of missing my nightly responsibilities made […]

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