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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Announces 3rd Annual Women’s History Month program

| February 13, 2015

By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Wayne Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is scheduled to host a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 28 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.  The theme of the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” […]

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Pilgrim Baptist – Immeasurable concert Feb. 15

| February 12, 2015

National gospel recording group Immeasurable set to perform at Pilgrim Baptist   FORT WAYNE—Award-winning trio Immeasurable is scheduled to perform at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St. during their Sunday Morning Songs of Praise Service, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 15. The group recently completed tour stops with Donnie McClurkin, Detrick Haddon and Fred Hammond. […]

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Listen to the beat of the drum: The Central High School band legacy

Listen to the beat of the drum: The Central High School band legacy

| February 11, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Central High School’s band, back when the school took roll and all was good—man, They Were Jammin’. They were so dope that kids from other schools, playing hooky, would come to pep sessions that weren’t like theirs. Friends and families of Central would also show; the rallies, held […]

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Annual Ties That Bind: Black Family Health History Symposium set

| February 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC)—a program of It is Well With My Soul of Ball State University Department of Educational Studies Adult and Community Education Programs—the University of Saint Francis Nursing and Physician Assistant Departments, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Project Compass (Community Partners Against Student Suicide) and Indiana University School […]

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Get and stay healthy—Go Red

| February 11, 2015

By Denise Jordan FORT WAYNE—National Wear Red Day was Friday, Feb. 6.  On that day, women across the country donned their red dresses to bring awareness to women’s heart health.  I was one of those women.  Why?  Because the Go Red movement is important.  It’s important to me and its important to women. Why all […]

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The importance of reading and reading during the African-American Read-In

The importance of reading and reading during the African-American Read-In

| February 7, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Yes, there is an African-American Read-In! Just like, there is a “Read-In for Peace” that occurs in January, and a “Read across America” sponsored by the National Education Association in March. “The African-American Read-In,” which has been sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English for more than 26 years […]

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James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

| February 6, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Why is it that you want to discuss the dangers of smoking Spice? JAMES GRIFFIN: Because it’s not like a normal drug. It’s killing people. It’s making people go crazy.  It has affected me in a hard way and I wanted people to know what it does to you and why […]

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Black protest in the U.S.: Early slave rebellions set stage for modern day protests

| February 6, 2015

In this time of renewed civil rights protests sparked by the death of black citizens such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and a hosts of others, it seems appropriate to note that the history of Africans in America is not only one of achievements in areas such as science, invention, entertainment, politics, religion […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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Colorism: A conversation for our community

Colorism: A conversation for our community

| February 6, 2015

By Denise Jordan I am really looking forward to the community forum, Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community, scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 on the campus of Indiana Tech. The idea for this forum was sparked by Oprah Winfrey’s two documentaries, “Dark Girls” and “Light-Skinned Girls. After watching […]

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