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E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

| July 30, 2015

(Photo by James Redmond) FORT WAYNE—Christ Church of Faith “Little People’s Class” honors yet another person. The Little People’s Class honored E. Christine Stanley, one of the founding members of Christ Church of Faith and currently a resident at Kingston Care Center, for her longevity as a faithful member of the church and good standing […]

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Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

| July 29, 2015

Photos by Erma Belt FORT WAYNE—Jalen Morris, grandson of the late community activist Mary L. Morris, proudly displays a sign that will commemorate his grandmother. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry made a presentation dedicating a section of an area street to Morris at a July 25 meeting of the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus at […]

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Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

| July 29, 2015

By Brigitte Hopkins Hill Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt family reunion gathers every two years. This year it was held in Fort Wayne.  We had family travel to the reunion this year from as far as New York and California. At this reunion, we had more than 200 attend; […]

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A tale of two local cities

A tale of two local cities

| July 29, 2015

I consider myself to be an analytical, balanced and honest thinking person. I mention this to give perceptive as I look at Fort Wayne in totality. The exit of some businesses from the south side of Fort Wayne leaves no room for debate or discussion. Ponderosa closed on South Anthony; Ponderosa closed on Coldwater Road. […]

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Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

| July 28, 2015

By Stephanie C. Woodson, Voices of Unity Youth Choir Alumna The great Duke Ellington said: “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Music is perhaps the perfect medium to communicate a message that would otherwise be misunderstood, or incorrectly conveyed, had it been simply stated with just words. Adding a […]

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Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

| July 27, 2015

By Jamal Robinson Special to Frost Illustrated I mentioned in my last article that I would write about life, community and culture with a global perspective. That would not be possible without my passion for entrepreneurship. I believe we all should be entrepreneurs in some capacity in our lives. Actually, we are all entrepreneurs. This […]

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Governor Pence, Indiana Black Expo honor Fort Wayne’s Genois Wilson Brabson

Governor Pence, Indiana Black Expo honor Fort Wayne’s Genois Wilson Brabson

| July 27, 2015

Frost Staff Report INDIANAPOLIS—On July 14, Governor Mike Pence in conjunction with the 45th Annual Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration & IBE Business Conference selected Genois Wilson Brabson as this year’s recipient of the Sam Jones Trailblazer Award at the Governor’s Reception held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. In 1966 Sam Jones was named […]

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The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

| July 27, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It is “that” time of year again. Students are heading back to school and it’s hard to determine who is more excited, the students or the Women In NAACP (WIN)! “A student that’s prepared for school, when they enter that first day with the resources they need, […]

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Local seamstress blankets area children with loving gifts

Local seamstress blankets area children with loving gifts

| July 26, 2015

Staff Report FORT WAYNE—Many folks are familiar with the iconic image of Linus carrying his “security blanket” in the Peanuts comic strip and television specials. While the image might give some a chuckle, one local woman said a lot of children in the area don’t have the security of a blanket they can call their […]

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Indiana State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs to host the Central Regional Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates

Indiana State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs to host the Central Regional Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates

| July 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs and the Junior Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club of Fort Wayne will host the members of the Central Regional Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates.  The Convention will run July 25 to July 29 at the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention […]

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