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Metro Youth Sports Football enters its 41st season

Metro Youth Sports Football enters its 41st season

| September 21, 2015

By Larry Whitt For 41 years ago, Metro Youth Sports had one traveling football team to serve the youth of Fort Wayne.  In 1980 it expanded to 12 teams—six varsity and six junior varsity teams.  Today, Metro Youth Sports has 30 teams in three divisions: Pee Wee (seven to eight years old) Junior Varsity (nine […]

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Obituaries: September 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: September 9-15 Edition

| September 9, 2015

Edward “Frank” Mosley, 65, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Auburn, Ind. Born in Fort Wayne, Edward worked as the director of purchasing with ConAgra for 32 years. He was an avid golfer, runner, and enjoyed traveling. Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Mosley of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Renee (Ronald) Coakley of Fort Wayne; brother, […]

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The devil is a bully

The devil is a bully

| September 6, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly Right now, I’m between Bible study classes. In the United Methodist Church, of which I’m not a member, the rather rigid curriculum is called Disciple Class. I’ve completed Disciple I, II and III and am looking forward to Disciple IV. To tell you the […]

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Your black history matters! Can you afford to lose your history?

Your black history matters! Can you afford to lose your history?

| September 5, 2015

By Leah H. Reeder Special to Frost Illustrated The African/African-American Historical Society and Museum (AAAHSM) is a wonderful institution established in Fort Wayne in 1999 to preserve the history of the local African American culture.  The Museum also interprets African heritage as depicted through authentic sculptures, masks, musical instruments and tools brought from different regions […]

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I want to be ready when He comes…

I want to be ready when He comes…

| September 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever needed to pick someone up from someplace? As the driver, sometimes I find myself frustrated when the person needing a ride isn’t prepared when I arrive. Perhaps I should exercise a little more patience, but the reality is, waiting in a pet-peeve of mine. As a person […]

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Four arrested in prostitution, robbery operation investigation

Four arrested in prostitution, robbery operation investigation

| August 31, 2015

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne Police Department investigation into a string of robberies that have taken place over several weeks involving prostitution. On Aug. 25, Robbery Division detectives, Vice and Narcotics detectives and members of the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit set up a reverse sting operation luring the group to show up at a location […]

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Somebody to lean on

Somebody to lean on

| August 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “We all need somebody to lean on!” Do you remember these words from Bill Withers who wrote the song “Lean on me?” My husband and I just spent some time in a cabin with two other couples. We were excited about the opportunity to get away from our everyday routine. […]

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Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

Youth Highlight Corner: Introduction to Metro Youth Sports

| August 26, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville For your sports entertainment, we inform you that since Metro Youth Sports players and cheerleaders have already received a medical physical provided by the African American Health Care Alliance and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, they are up and running.  And, their games started this past Saturday, Aug. 22 at both […]

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FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

| August 25, 2015

Chief Eric Lahey spearheads effort to recruit from all segments of city FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for a few good men, and women—and men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey said he is firmly devoted to building a more diverse department but not […]

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black lives have always mattered

black lives have always mattered

| August 25, 2015

© omowale-ketu oladuwa   power refers to the ability to do, the ability to be, the ability to prevail. beingness and aliveness originate with power. to be powerless is to be will-less, impotent and lifeless; without effect or influence; to be nothing, of no account. ––amos wilson   nothing the european mind ever devised was […]

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