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Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

| December 10, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell FORT WAYNE—Saturday, Dec. 5, was the day to learn more about the Urban Trail. That’s when the Fort Wayne Urban Trail Project Committee held its first Healthy Lifestyle Trail Walk to call attention to a 6.5-mile stretch of trail between Tillman Road and Berry Street off South Hanna Street. “It’s to get […]

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Black Violin musicians had folks dancing in the aisles

Black Violin musicians had folks dancing in the aisles

| October 28, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Wednesday, Oct. 15, was a “Live and Learn” concert featuring Kevin Sylvester; otherwise, known as “Kev Marcus” and Wilner Baptiste, who goes by Wil B, two phenomenal, eclectic, classically trained string artists. When the lights went down, Kelly Updike, Embassy Theatre operations manager, graced the stage and welcomed everyone and said, […]

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it is written, a life of teaching and being taught

it is written, a life of teaching and being taught

| October 27, 2015

from the margins to the historical center A poetic biography of Dr. Albert J. Williams-Myers by omowale-ketu oladuwa rootfolks.com let me comfort those in this eternal sleep who were denied such comfort as they labored to build new york. dress them in clothing that gives them respect, and place with the little ones pendants to […]

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Chargers, Rams capture Metro Super Bowl titles

Chargers, Rams capture Metro Super Bowl titles

| October 27, 2015

By Larry Whitt It was a family affair Sunday as the Chargers took the Varsity Super Bowl game over the Cardinals 6-0 and the Rams beat out the Titans in both the Pee Wee and Junior Varsity championship games. The Rams won the Pee Wee game over the Titans 12-0 and nudged out the Junior […]

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Former NAACP president, James W. Breedlove, to speak at Link’s Wonderland

Former NAACP president, James W. Breedlove, to speak at Link’s Wonderland

| October 12, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—James W. Breedlove, former president of the Fort Wayne branch of the NAACP, is the featured speaker at a signing for an recently updated version of one of his classic books, “Controversial Commentary About America,” scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at Link’s Wonderland, […]

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Important messages in music, songs, dance

Important messages in music, songs, dance

| August 5, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin When I read in Frost that The Philadelphia Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was going to be in Indianapolis during the time that I would be there for a workshop, I said: “I will travel a day ahead a time.”  For like the O’Jays, “I love music; any kind of music.” However, […]

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9th Annual ALR Motorcycle Rally highlights

9th Annual ALR Motorcycle Rally highlights

| June 18, 2015

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE–Varying some of the activities traditionally offered at our annual rally for new events helped to enhance participation and attendance our most recent annual American Legion Riders Motorcycle Rally. The theme of this year’s rally was “All Things Bikes & Safety” which focused more on the safety […]

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A.P.R.I. present scholarships, awards at Annual Banquet

A.P.R.I. present scholarships, awards at Annual Banquet

| June 1, 2015

By Rachel Bennett Steury Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute awarded scholarships to two high school seniors at its annual banquet held last month at Link’s Wonderland. This year the “Charles Redd’s A. Philip Randolph Scholarship” went to Adam David Garner of Belmont High School and […]

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Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

Plans set for Amnesty & Deliverance Fest; performers, donations sought

| June 1, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. is scheduled to host the Fifth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Festival, Aug. 22 in McMillen Park. Organizers say the mission of Ayers Communications Inc.  is to create opportunities to motivate and empower youth to achieve academic excellence, character building and critical thinking skills, which allow every person to take advantage of more […]

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A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

| May 26, 2015

By Sheila Curry Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—We all know how irritating it is when we’re having a bad hair day, but can you imagine how it must feel to be losing your hair and possibly even your hope? My sister, Debra Brown, never lost hope but gave hope to others. When Debra […]

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