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Fort Wayne MLK Jr. Club searching for Unity Day 2015 talent

| October 31, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The MLK Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to present the 30th Anniversary Unity Day celebration on Jan. 19, 2015 at the Grand Wayne Center. Each year, we search for talent to participate and perform as part of the program. Perhaps you have the best gospel choir in […]

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FWPD seeks assistance identifying robbery suspect

| October 30, 2014
FWPD seeks assistance identifying robbery suspect

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police officials say the need the public’s assistance in identifying the robbery suspect captured in this accompany surveillance photograph, tend during an attempted armed robbery, that occurred at approximately 8:09, Oct. 28 at the Marathon gas station at 9501 Maysville Road. The suspect is described as male white, in his 20s, approximately […]

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The American Legion Riders tackling college funding solution

| October 30, 2014
The American Legion Riders tackling college funding solution

By Victoria Duke Excitement and intrigue filled the fall night as the community came out to support the American Legion Riders during their first Fall Scholarship Festival on Friday, Oct. 10.  The purpose of the event was to raise funds as a solution to the growing college expenses students will face.  With the help of […]

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Fort Wayne’s De’Zheana Lattimore headed for Hollywood

| October 30, 2014
Fort Wayne’s De’Zheana Lattimore headed for Hollywood

Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne native De’Zheana Lattimore has been chosen as a finalist in Twinkie Byrd’s 2014 Monologue Slam. Acclaimed casting director Twinkie Byrd known for her work on “Fruitvale Station” (2013), “Notorious” (2009) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007) created her Monologue Slam in 2012 to give up and coming actors an opportunity […]

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

| October 30, 2014

By Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006. Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But […]

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YWCA Child Advocacy Award presented to NAACP Youth Council advisor

| October 30, 2014
YWCA Child Advocacy Award presented to NAACP Youth Council advisor

FORT WAYNE—Week Without Violence, held annually during the third week in October, is a global YWCA campaign created to mobilize people in communities across the United States and the World to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs. Each year, YWCAs around the globe host local events and create public dialogue about […]

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Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

| October 30, 2014
Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

Benjamin B. Hunter, 44, formerly of Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 12, 1970, he was the son of Mary K. Hunter and Ben (Roxie) Hunter. He moved to Fort Wayne at a young age of three. Ben was the co-founder of Trinity Home […]

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South Africa rejects light sentence for ‘Blade Runner,’ prepares appeal

| October 30, 2014
South Africa rejects light sentence for ‘Blade Runner,’ prepares appeal

(GIN)—South African prosecutors announced plans this week to appeal the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in what was ruled “culpable homicide.” Judge Thokozile Masipa also disappointed close watchers of the trial when she gave the Olympian runner a three year suspended sentence for discharging a firearm […]

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‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

| October 30, 2014
‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

(GIN)–With media stoking fears of a spreading Ebola crisis, medical professionals and other experts have been taking pains to keep cool heads above the super-heated news frenzy. They forced a retreat this week to plans by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie of New York and New Jersey, who threatened to quarantine all arrivals from […]

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Former law school dean endorses Judge Levine

| October 30, 2014

I recently moved from Fort Wayne after having lived in the city for the past few years. During that time, I had the privilege of getting to know the Honorable Stanley Levine, candidate for reelection to the Allen County Superior Court. In all settings, Judge Levine impressed me as a fair and honest person, just […]

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