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Fort Wayne Ballers schedule tryouts

| March 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Tryouts for the Fort Wayne Ballers AAU basketball team are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 13  fourth and fifth grade boys, and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 14 for sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys. Both tryout sessions are at St. Henry’s Catholic Church School, 2929 E. Paulding Road. For […]

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Mike Downs Center sponsors showing of civil rights films at Cinema Center

Mike Downs Center sponsors showing of civil rights films at Cinema Center

| March 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Mike Downs Center for Indiana politics is sponsoring a one-time showing of the documentaries,”No Easy Walk: 1961-1963″ and “A Bridge to Freedom” at 7 p.m., March 17 at the Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St A discussion with writer a director James A. Devinney and IPFW Associate Professor Quinton Dixie is scheduled to […]

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Business Profile: Thomas Essex Attorney at Law

| March 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Thomas Essex is a licensed attorney and the owner of Thomas Essex Attorney at Law.  His office is located at 1833 Alliger St., and his phone number is (260) 424-1756. 1.)  Describe the services that you offer We’re a law office that handles mostly criminal and family law cases.  In criminal law, we handle the […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Cotillion set for March 28—more than just a ballroom dance

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On March 28, Ladies With Purpose is scheduled to host the 14th biennial “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. The Cotillion, held every other year, is now a stable institution in the city of Fort Wayne. The purpose of the Cotillion is to promote scholarship and excellence for African American […]

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Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Dr. Isaac Fincher, president of the local Rainbow PUSH organization, plans to attend the events in Selma, Ala. commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is scheduled to depart Fort Wayne on March 6 and return March 8. If you are […]

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Interview with Narada Michael Walden

Interview with Narada Michael Walden

| February 25, 2015

Multi Platinum Grammy, Emmy winning producer, musician, recording artist   By Eric D. Hackley Narada Michael Walden is my fourth Cousin, once removed. Narada’s great, great grandfather Calvin Hackley {b.1836} and my great, great grandfather Jerome Hackley {b.1849} were brothers. Calvin was the last Virginia born Hackley and Jerome was the first Michigan born Hackley. […]

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Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

| February 25, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost FORT WAYNE—The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are from the coffee table […]

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Makeover Conference huge success

Makeover Conference huge success

| February 24, 2015

Post by Frost Illustrated. By Denise Jordan There was a buzz in the air right from the beginning. Each woman that walked in the door was greeted and welcomed to the Empower Her Zone. Words of encouragement and affirmation were spoken as women met up with long-time friends, made new acquaintances, and enjoyed the healthy […]

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AARP monthly meeting scheduled for March

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Mary Haupert, president of Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to present on some of […]

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