By Naomi Robinson Jr. Frost Media Communications Reporter FORT WAYNE—Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy, a local charter school located on Weisser Park Avenue, is beginning to wrap up their second school year. Principal Tameka Wilson said she is excited for their success of making the school a place where the students can get involved in extracurricular […]
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By Pastor Aston R. Chambers Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Fort Wayne on Oct. 27, 1956 to the late Aston Sr. and Clara B. Chambers. Being raised on Lewis Street with three older sisters was great and so was the neighborhood then. In the ’70s, we slept outside on the […]
Estella Pearl Boggess passed peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center at the age of 98. She was one of six children born to Joseph R. Collins Sr. and Mattie Lou (Phinzey) Collins She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and was a graduate of Central High School. Surviving […]
Let’s Move! is a campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama to end Childhood Obesity in the United States.
FORT WAYNE—The Literacy Alliance needs additional volunteers to help tutor and prepare adults for the high school equivalency exam by teaching adults or helping with other tasks. “The Literacy Alliance has always been a volunteer-driven organization. With the addition of two new learning centers, we need even more volunteers now,” said Laura Taliaferro, volunteer […]
First African-American woman elected to Congress joins popular Black Heritage Stamp Series NEW YORK—The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute last week to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, NY. “Shirley Chisholm was a courageous and pioneering […]
By Denise Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Former Northrop High School track star Whitney McDonald won two silver medals at the 2014 SWAC Indoor Championships held in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. McDonald, a junior at Texas Southern University, took silver in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.42 and anchored […]
FORT WAYNE—Have you or someone who you know ever experienced being terminated from a job/career due to what has been determined by the state as unjust cause? From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 15, The Wisdom Center—an area grassroots organization—is scheduled to host a Meet & Greet at the Allen County Main Library, […]
Part II of II By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part presentation on Pulitzer Prize nominate author Clifton Taulbert’s recent visit to Fort Wayne. Those who missed the inspiring Clifton Taulbert the morning of Feb. 18, were able to sit in on his afternoon address to community guests, […]
Courtesy of the AIDS Task Force FORT WAYNE—There is no secret that African Americans are the racial/ethnic group hardest impacted by HIV/AIDS. While we account for only 14 percent of the U.S. population, we account for approximately 44 percent of all new HIV infections. When it comes to what we need to do to end […]