Author Archive: Brenda Robinson

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

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Wake up call to seniors

Wake up call to seniors

| March 24, 2014

By Michelle Y. Graves, CSA Certified Senior Advisor Special to Frost Illustrated I recently attended the 2014 Forum on Aging as an industry professional. Times have truly changed. I left the conference asking myself “If seniors knew today what was going to happen to them tomorrow, would they be full of joy or sorrow?”  Aging […]

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‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

| March 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American […]

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Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates 5th Pastoral Anniversary

Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates 5th Pastoral Anniversary

| March 14, 2014

By Joyce Walker Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Jerusalem Baptist Church proudly announces the 5th Pastoral Celebration of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Aaron Griffin, March 21 through March 23, 2014. Our 5th Pastoral Celebration theme is “Pastor with A New Spirit,” taken from Ezekiel 36:26-27. Our scheduled events and program outline are listed below: • 7 […]

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It Is Well With My Soul announces March, April events

| March 12, 2014

  FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul recently presented its March and April schedule of programs for racial healing, family/historical data collection/research/presentation and cultural understanding, pride, and celebration. Events are open to the community-at-large: • 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 14—It Is Well With My Soul & Zonta International Club Fort Wayne presents F.U.N. […]

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Get real about Ukraine, Russia

| March 7, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Frost readers, as well as all thinking people, must look at the Ukraine-Russia-United States conflict as “serious business.” This inability for, at least for now, all mentioned parties and additionally European leaders to arrive at a solution could very well provoke World War III. Thus, “politics as usual” and the Republican […]

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Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

| March 4, 2014

Madame C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America.

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House approves Wyss’ bill to improve private bus safety

| March 1, 2014

Courtesy of the office of Senator Tom Wyss STATEHOUSE—State Sen. Tom Wyss’ (R-Fort Wayne) legislation to improve private bus safety passed the House of Representatives recently by a 82-13 vote. As amended, Senate Bill 238 would require the Indiana State Police (ISP) to establish a program to inspect private buses, which would be conducted by ISP […]

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Arizona governor stands up for U.S. Constitution in same-sex decision

| March 1, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062. We’re glad she did. Otherwise, Arizona and the nation would have some difficult days ahead, including the governor. Brewer, and rightfully so, looked at the political and social effects of the bill, but also the discriminatory nature. She concluded, the bill would […]

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First African American to win Winter Olympic gold is AKA

| February 28, 2014

By Malorie Marshall Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. The olympian, who won the gold in bobsledding at the 2002 Olympics in Salt […]

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Dear Minister Malcolm…

| February 26, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Dear Minister Malcolm, We’re celebrating Black History Month and we wish to make an appeal to you, just as we did to Martin Luther King Jr. We wrote him a letter, he didn’t answer, but at least we feel better. Expressions are good for the soul, as you well know. But, […]

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