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Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

| June 26, 2014

A well-known newspaper that’s been around for 45 years may cease to exist. The publisher of “Frost Illustrated” says thousands of dollars were stolen, which has put the weekly newspaper in the red.

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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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Crime & Safety Report: June 25-July 1 Edition

| June 25, 2014

Two arrested in Wilt Street raid FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:52 a.m., On Friday, June 13,members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team, along with members of the Vice & Narcotics Division served a search warrant at 1138 Wilt Street, Apt. No. 1.  Detectives had received information that someone at this residence was possibly […]

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Stolen money freezes Frost Illustrated account (WANE.com)

Stolen money freezes Frost Illustrated account (WANE.com)

| June 24, 2014

Investigators say Rosilene Taylor, a former, temporary employee of Frost Illustrated, is accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of stolen checks from the publication’s account. Now, the account’s frozen-and the publication’s founder is left trying to save his paper.

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 50 years of progress

| June 23, 2014

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated On July 2, 1964, the U.S. government passed a landmark piece of legislation that continues to impact our society. The Civil Rights Act signed into law that day was designed to provide a base and basis for equal opportunity, the elimination of employment, housing, and education […]

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song for horace

song for horace

| June 23, 2014

© 2014, omowale-ketu oladuwa   preamble ~ they got so sophisticated that it seemed like they were afraid to play the blues, like it was demeaning to be funky. and i tried to bring that. i didn’t do it consciously at first. but it started to happen. —horace silver, 1994, newsday interview     if there was […]

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South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

| June 18, 2014

Local pastor lauds positive attributes of much-maligned side of town FORT WAYNE—For many, it’s an opportunity for fun, perhaps even fellowship with old and new friends. But, for one local minister, the upcoming South Side Fest, scheduled for June 27 and June 28, is much more. According to the Rev. Donovan Coley Sr., CEO and […]

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Crime & Safety Report: June 18-24 Edition

| June 17, 2014

Pedestrian killed in Pontiac Street traffic mishap FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:58 p.m., June 5, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2800 block of E. Pontiac Street on a report of an injury accident. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. The man, later […]

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Voices of UNITY set for Carnegie Hall, ‘three-peat’ in World Choir Games

Voices of UNITY set for Carnegie Hall, ‘three-peat’ in World Choir Games

| June 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s renowned world champion Voices of UNITY youth choir again is set to take its place on the national and world stage with a number of high-profile performances. First, Voices of UNITY is scheduled to performing at the venerable Carnegie Hall—the nation’s perhaps most revered stage—during the choir’s trip to New York, scheduled […]

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Sandra Craig-Ridley honored with ordination posthumously by AME Church

Sandra Craig-Ridley honored with ordination posthumously by AME Church

| June 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—It is said that the reward of a life well-lived in service is eternal peace in heaven. While there are many ways to serve, the ministry often is considered the most noble. There’s another saying: Many are called but few are chosen. That said, it is a tremendous honor to be accepted into the […]

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