Author Archive: Brenda Robinson

Brenda Robinson is an NNPA Emory O. Jackson award-winning columnist for Frost Illustrated.

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Debutantes mark stellar year with ball at Grand Wayne Center

Debutantes mark stellar year with ball at Grand Wayne Center

| June 2, 2015

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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Meet Amy Dirig-Hartman, glass collector

Meet Amy Dirig-Hartman, glass collector

| June 1, 2015 | Reply

By Brenda Robinson On the north side of Fort Wayne there sets an ordinary house, on an ordinary lawn and of ordinary size. Within this home lives an ordinary couple. However, there are items within this home that could never be described as ordinary, because tucked away in antique cabinets and displayed in every room […]

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Parkview offers breastfeeding support groups

Parkview offers breastfeeding support groups

| February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Parkview Health offers a number of free weekly breastfeeding support groups, including a new one at the Parkview Center for Healthy Living. The groups meet: • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays at First Christian Church, 4800 Calhoun St. • 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays at Parkview Hospital Randallia, 2200 Randallia Drive in […]

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On eve of highly-watched Africa Cup, mass confusion

On eve of highly-watched Africa Cup, mass confusion

| January 5, 2015

(GIN)–With days to spare before the opening of the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament, it might be reasonable to ask “who’s on first?” The host of the games, Equatorial Guinea, just dismissed its coach two weeks before it faces Congo Brazzaville in the tournament opener. The Equatorial Guinea Football Federation fired Spanish coach Andoni Goikoetxea […]

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South Africa cracks down on Zimbabweans without papers

South Africa cracks down on Zimbabweans without papers

| January 5, 2015

(GIN)–Solidarity between South Africa and Zimbabwe seems frayed if not torn as deportations are threatened for thousands of Zimbabwean nationals eking out a living in the more prosperous country to the south. Officials say more than 200,000 Zimbabweans have applied for documents to allow them to remain in South Africa. The deadline expired on Dec. […]

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Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

Spotlight on cosmetologist NiYoka Moore ’cause you can’t keep a good woman down

| November 12, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? In this thing called life we must cherish every moment of it as if it were our last because it very well could be. That’s why it’s so important to take time out and enjoy the beauty of others who are brought into our lives without prejudice, malice, jealousy […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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Medical center to be named for Sierra Leonean MD who treated victims of Ebola

Medical center to be named for Sierra Leonean MD who treated victims of Ebola

| September 10, 2014

(GIN)—The family of Sheik Humarr Khan has set up a foundation in his name to help pay for the education of future medical workers and provide support to the families of doctors and nurses who lose their lives in the field, The Lancet, a medical magazine reported in a recent issue. “He was very aware […]

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Boldy back to Africa

Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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Spotlight on Carmen Hicks of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & More

Spotlight on Carmen Hicks of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & More

| August 14, 2014

What’s up, babies? I hope, you enjoyed reading about the Frost Media App last week and all it has to offer. I’m still looking forward to hearing from you and seeing your beautiful smiles. And, as always, I hope that you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourself and others some well […]

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