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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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Heartland’s Jazz Q and ArtWorks combine for a one of a kind evening

| February 17, 2015

It’s so hot it’s cool… Fort Wayne—Cool and colorful art blends with hot and spicy jazz on Friday, February 20 at 7:00 pm. “Jazz at the Galleria” promises to be an outstanding evening with Heartland’s Jazz Q and Combo in a cabaret-style concert surrounded by the luscious visuals of ArtWorks the Galleria of Fine Art, […]

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Unity Barber Shop blesses Mayor Henry with service award

Unity Barber Shop blesses Mayor Henry with service award

| February 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On Feb. 5, a group of devoted and service-minded citizens gathered at Unity Barber Shop, 921 E. Pontiac St., to honor another community servant. The staff of Unity, led by Brother Foundation One, present Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry with a plaque thanking him for his good service to  the community. In addition to […]

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