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Sewage forces residents from apartment complex

Sewage forces residents from apartment complex

| June 17, 2015

Fort Wayne—The scene was frantic last week as scores of residents found themselves forced to leave their homes at Baldwin Creek Apartments. On June 11, residents were informed that they had just hours to grab any essentials and evacuate the premises due to unfit living conditions caused by raw sewage backup in basements of several […]

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The Journey is the Destination: The Journey is the destination

The Journey is the Destination: The Journey is the destination

| June 10, 2015 | Reply

By Jamal Robinson I am a firm believer that a journey is best told by those who experience it. The amazing thing about life is that we are all on a journey and have our own story to tell. This column will not only reflect my journey but also the stories and experiences of others […]

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What’s behind your smile?

What’s behind your smile?

| June 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart In many cultures, including American culture, a smile can say a lot.  I have seen angry individuals, and I mean angry, melt down and begin to cry in response to a genuine smile from someone who had once been classified as an enemy to them. I wonder what that was […]

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Pastor Karen Staton stepping into ministerial leadership role, encouraging others to accept their ‘calling

Pastor Karen Staton stepping into ministerial leadership role, encouraging others to accept their ‘calling

| June 7, 2015 | Reply

By Genevieve ‘Gena’ Epps Special to Frost Illustrated Women in leadership roles, ministers, evangelists, even pastors take ownership in their leadership roles for many reasons but the ultimate reason is they were called. As I listen to and embrace the words “I was called” I’ve come to the realization we all are called to something […]

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Bully Reunion II set for Allen County Fairgrounds

Bully Reunion II set for Allen County Fairgrounds

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Chasiti Falls Come one come all to the canine event of the summer. The Bully Reunion Part II is going down June 13, at the Allen County Fairgrounds/Allen County Fair, 2726 Carroll Road.. Last year was the first year that True Blue King Kennel and Family Affair Bullies brought such an event to the […]

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I made a vow…

I made a vow…

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I made a vow to the Lord. Yes, I know I am not the only one! I made a vow to the Lord that I would follow Him every step of “the way.” The Gospel Keynotes and Juanita Bynum both did versions of the song “I Made a Vow” and […]

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Minniefields celebrate 60 years of love, marriage

Minniefields celebrate 60 years of love, marriage

| May 28, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—When everything else fades away, one thing remains—true love, as one local couple can attest to after six decades of marriage. On June 3, 2015, Alice and Paul Minniefield Jr. of Fort Wayne will mark their 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple married June 3, 1955 at Mr. Minniefield’s parents’ home at 541 E. Masterson […]

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Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

| May 27, 2015

  FORT WAYNE—Members of the community celebrated the legacy and message of liberation and pride taught by the late Malcolm X—el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz—at a commemorative event, May 19, at Weisser Park Community Center, on what would have been the visionary leader’s 90th birthday. People of all ages marked the important date in history in a […]

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Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

| May 18, 2015

CANI becomes ‘Brightpoint’ in lives of people seeking opportunity By Madeline Marcelia Garvin For those who know me, I do not like driving in morning or afternoon rush hour traffic! I also do not like green eggs and ham. Though we were served a Belgian waffle with strawberries and cream, we also had scrambled eggs […]

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blues boy done took his leave

blues boy done took his leave

| May 15, 2015

A tribute to BB King in poetry by ketu oladuwa—lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / blues boy done took his leave / say, lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / cause mississippi’s blues boy done took his leave

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