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Who was Harriet Tubman?

Who was Harriet Tubman?

| March 11, 2015

By Chasiti Falls Who was Harriet Tubman? I must say my spirit was propelled into writing this piece for I asked this question to the young and the old, and shockingly some had no response. One even said reluctantly, “Isn’t she the one that didn’t give up her seat on the bus.” Fortunately, for the […]

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Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

| March 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Veteran reporter, television show host and producer and writer Eric Hackley is scheduled to host a series of 2015 Political Forums at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 So. Hanna St. Scheduled forums include: FORUM 1 12 noon, March 21—Candidates For Mayor of Fort Wayne FORUM 2 12 noon, March 28—Candidates for Fort Wayne […]

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Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills cook up juicy TV

| March 10, 2015

Real Housewives of Atlanta were sassy, sarcastic and sneaky this week but the Housewives of Beverly Hills served up the spiciest meal.

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There is no way I can live without you!

There is no way I can live without you!

| March 4, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I have had the privilege to speak with people of all ages across the world. From youth ministry to hospice work, I have loved opportunities afforded to me that allowed me to meet people. As an extravert, being around people energizes me. It keeps me going. One of the common […]

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Central High School’s Willie B. Rozier: Steady as he goes

Central High School’s Willie B. Rozier: Steady as he goes

| March 4, 2015

Editor’s note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. As part of the historic celebration, Frost […]

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Fort Wayne Ballers AAU basketball try-outs set for March 7

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Boys in grades 4 through 8 are invited to try out for the Fort Wayne Ballers AAU summer traveling team. Tryouts, which include a light scrimmage, are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 7 at St. Henry Catholic Church School, 2929 E. Paulding Rd. For more information, call Coach Scott at (260) […]

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Video: Riverfront Development Study Master Plan

| March 3, 2015

The final presentation by consultant Kinder Baumgartner and “Big Reveal” of the City of Fort Wayne’s Riverfront Development Study took place on Feb. 4.

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Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

| February 25, 2015

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Wilcox County, Ala., on a dusty road in a tiny shack where the blacktop ends. Miss Martha Kelsaw was my midwife and brought me into this world. I remember during , my childhood ,the yearly late-summer migrations ” home” to Coy, Ala. My parents […]

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Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Impressed by the idea of back to back championships? How about “three-peats?” That’s considered an extraordinary feat in any record. Given that, what would you say about a five-peat? One Fort Wayne team has achieved that—five back to back championships in the arena of knowledge. On Feb. 19, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation […]

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The myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

The myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

| February 19, 2015

By Chasiti Falls Once upon a time there was a sexy, educated, young African American woman in bed with her love interest. She had been waiting to be intimate with this love interest for quite some time. That particular night they had decided to cross that line and her appetite had yet to be satisfied. […]

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