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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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‘All Things Bikes and Safety’

‘All Things Bikes and Safety’

| May 15, 2015

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—“All Things Bikes and Safety” is the theme of the Ninth Annual American Legion Riders (ALR) Chapter 148 Motorcycle Rally scheduled for 12 noon to 6 p.m., June 6 at American Legion Post 148, 705 E. Lewis St. The ALR Motorcycle Rally has been revamped and will be […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

| May 13, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Mother’s Day comes around every year. It is a time when the world pauses to stop and recognizes mothers. While many people look forward to this day, I have come to understand that not all people feel the same way. Traditionally speaking, churches everywhere celebrate and honor mothers on Mother’s […]

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Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

| May 12, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report In recent weeks, Frost Illustrated has devoted significant attention to the rash of police killings of unarmed black men around the nation and protests aimed at holding rogue police officers and out of control police departments accountable for their actions. We also took the time to point out that black on […]

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‘Why are they more important than we are?’ asked Mr. 40ish

‘Why are they more important than we are?’ asked Mr. 40ish

| May 12, 2015

By DL Russell Stay with me on this one… The McDonald’s was crowded. I mean really crowded; I’d have to estimate more than 30 people stood on the customer side of the counter, all waiting on the food they had ordered and paid for. It was in the evening and because I didn’t have anything […]

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