By Chief Condra Ridley On June 28 , 2014, the Oxford Community Association expressed their gratitude, love and respect for Mary Morris to honor her retirement from the Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA). Well-wishers from all over Fort Wayne gathered at the McMillen Community Center to lift their voices in praise and thanks for Ms. […]
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One injured, one dead in shootings FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:43 p.m., June 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting investigation located at a residence in the 3200 block of South Anthony Boulevard. While officers were responding to the scene of the shooting, additional officers were dispatched to a report of a man […]
18-year-old killed in Weisser Park Avenue area FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7 p.m., June 23, Fort Wayne police responded to the 2500 block of Weisser Park Avenue on multiple reports of shots being fired in that immediate area. Once on scene, officers located an unresponsive male down in a vacant lot between two homes on the […]
By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Pastors are men and women of God who are called to spiritually care for and lead God’s people. The position of pastor is esteemed highly in the African American community. This is even more so true for the African American church. It must be noted that this is the […]
FORT WAYNE—As Frost Illustrated Publisher Edward N. Smith Sr. points out, it’s been no secret that newspapers across the country have been struggling to keep afloat. That’s been even more of an issue for the nation’s black-owned newspapers like Frost Illustrated. Advertising dollars have been hard for black newspapers to come by in the […]
FORT WAYNE—Organizers of the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Fest, scheduled for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park, are looking for volunteers and vendors to participate. According to founder Joe Ayers, the annual event is designed to give people the spiritual lift and tools necessary to help them overcome afflictions that are holding them back from […]
By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is arguably the most important piece of legislation created in the United States. While the signing of the Act and the implementation and enforcement of its laws still reverberate today, we tend to forget that the Act was one of human, equal […]
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.