Author Archive: Frost Editor

Frost Illustrated is Fort Wayne's oldest weekly newspaper. Your Independent Voice in the Community, featuring news & views of African Americans since 1968.

rss feed Facebook Twitter YouTube

Author's Website

Credit union robbed on W. Jefferson

Credit union robbed on W. Jefferson

| May 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:15 a.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the Partners 1st Credit Union located at 6210 W. Jefferson Boulevard on the holdup alarm. While still responding to the scene it was confirmed that there was an actual robbery. A female employee reported that she had just arrived and was entering the bank […]

Read More

Obituaries: May 18-24, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 18-24, 2016 Edition

| May 18, 2016

Ronald L. Fields Sr.,  died on Monday, May 2, 2016.   Sally M. Rivers, 82, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Childersburg, Ala. She enjoyed dressing up, known for her “hats,” listening to Gospel music and worked at the Anchor Bar, home of the “original” Buffalo […]

Read More

Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

Nurses take position on E-cigarettes, vaping

| May 17, 2016

Courtesy of Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Special to Frost Illustrated E-cigarettes and vaping is not as innocent as one might think. Whereas these products are generally believed to be less harmful than regular tobacco-based products, the use of electronic cigarettes or vaping, is not without risk. In response to recent federal […]

Read More

Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

Dr. Michael Wiltshire, school reformer

| May 17, 2016

By K. Barrett Bilali Urban News Service NEW YORK—As a first-time principal, Dr. Michael Wiltshire was assigned in 2001 to one of America’s worst government-run schools. At Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers High, only 60 percent of students graduated, and 24 percent of all pupils reached college. The school’s enrollment was low, at just 600 students, of […]

Read More

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

Read More

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

Read More

American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

| May 16, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross (ARC) and Indiana University Health will combine their efforts for a comprehensive nursing service alliance that will engage the state of Indiana from now until 2018. This announcement also coincides with National Nurses Week. The IU Health/ARC alliance will represent the longstanding history of nursing humanitarians that […]

Read More

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

Read More

Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

| May 16, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Paris McFarthing remembers how his father received his Master’s degree one year before he passed and that his mom, Roxsandra Clemons-McFarthing, was just as proud of him then as she would have been if it had occurred 30 years earlier.  Education was important to Roxsandra.  She knew the sacrifices her […]

Read More

Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

| May 16, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of life: education, employment, housing, public accommodations and voting to name a few. To remedy discriminatory practices and policies, a series of federal and state laws were enacted over several decades to guarantee […]

Read More