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Fort Wayne Makeover Conference women’s empowerment, followup events set

Fort Wayne Makeover Conference women’s empowerment, followup events set

| January 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—New Year. New You. Next Level.  That’s the theme for the Fort Wayne Makeover Conference taking place from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Jan. 31 at the Steel Dynamics Keith Busse IPFW Alumni Center located at 1528 E. California Road. Jil Jordan Greene, founder of the W.Y.E.N. (Women and Youth Empowerment Network) and My […]

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Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Classes offered at Optimistics

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Step Up To Fitness Studio is scheduled to present Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Classes from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6.p.m. to 7 p.m., every Monday at the Optimistic Enterprises Building on corner of Oxford and Warsaw streets. The cost is $5 per class. For more information call (313) 434-6549 Step Up To Fitness Studio […]

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Celebrating Black History Month at the History Center with Dr. John Aden

Celebrating Black History Month at the History Center with Dr. John Aden

| January 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Dr. John Aden, executive director of the African/African-American Historical Society in Fort Wayne, is scheduled  to deliver the February George R. Mather Lecture at the History Center a 2 p.m., Feb. 1. The lecture, which is free and open to the public at the museum located at 302 East Berry in downtown Fort Wayne, […]

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Alphas to hold Black and Gold Ball

| January 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Theta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is scheduled to host its Black and Gold Ball at 7 p.m., March 21 at Landmark Conference Centre 622 Ellison Road, featuring a social reception entertainment, dancing, dinner and a cash bar. Proceeds from this event will fund the works of Alpha Phi Alpha […]

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Message from the president of the MLK Jr. Club

Message from the president of the MLK Jr. Club

| January 13, 2015

By Bennie J. Edwards Happy New Year and welcome to the 30th Annual MLK Unity Day Celebration.  “Thirty years of service to the community” is our theme this year.  To honor this milestone, we are offering free admission to the Unity Day Celebration. We will start the day with the Breakfast with the Clergy.  This event […]

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APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

| January 13, 2015

FORTVWAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is scheduled to award scholarships to two high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means to strengthen […]

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Groups collaborate on special youth summit

Groups collaborate on special youth summit

| January 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—“Continuing the Journey,” a Youth Empowerment Seminar (Just Say YES) community forum, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 17 at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Collaborators include: IDAAC, the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the Fort Wayne Urban League FWUL Guild, […]

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Spotlight on Fort Wayne’s own Justin Jordan, wife Charity Jordan and their work on the movie ‘Selma’

Spotlight on Fort Wayne’s own Justin Jordan, wife Charity Jordan and their work on the movie ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we continue on our journey of love, to get to know one another better while soaking in more beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind, don’t forget about GOD and HIS mercy and to salute HIM everyday because HE deserves it.  On that note, we […]

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Kelsaw, Davis earn Masonic scholarships

Kelsaw, Davis earn Masonic scholarships

| January 13, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Scottish Rite Masons Indiana Council of Deliberation Prince Hall Affiliation under the leadership of Deputy S.G.I. Robert Thomas 33º has awarded to deserving youth scholarships. Jeremiah A. Kelsaw, a 2014 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School and current computer science/IT major is the recipient of one of the […]

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Celebrating Unity Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—his work, mission, continuing legacy

Celebrating Unity Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—his work, mission, continuing legacy

| January 10, 2015

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated From September 2013 to March 2014, I had the opportunity to work in Montgomery, Ala. During that time period, I was able to attend Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and I subconsciously wondered from time to time what it was like in 1954 when Dr. King […]

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