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The many delusions of Donald Trump

The many delusions of Donald Trump

| June 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist? I have been asking myself that question while I have watched Donald Trump’s presidential campaign unfold. And, as taunts name-calling, and the lack of substance continue to define the tone of Trump’s campaign, […]

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Jennings Center announces Teenage Sunday award winners

Jennings Center announces Teenage Sunday award winners

| June 15, 2016

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on assignment On Sunday, June 5, Jennings Center Supervisor Michael Ayers and staff member honored two of the community’s outstanding students during the 58th Annual Teenage Sunday at the Jennings Recreation Center. “Building Character” was this year’s theme and Ephraim Smiley III was the guest speaker.  Food and performances […]

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Fishing Derby 19 nets wet, but happy winners

Fishing Derby 19 nets wet, but happy winners

| June 15, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated The Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club’s Derby 19 was wrapped up amid shouts of joy and a deluge of rain.  The winners were wet but happy.  While 15-year-old Diamonique Pettway caught a 13.5 pound carp early in the day taking first prize for biggest fish caught by […]

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Obituaries: June 15-21, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 15-21, 2016 Edition

| June 15, 2016

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Maestro Robert Nance kicks off first Wayne Street UMC’s Adventures in the Musical Arts

Maestro Robert Nance kicks off first Wayne Street UMC’s Adventures in the Musical Arts

| June 14, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin FORT WAYNE—Wednesday, June 1 was the kick off of the Adventures in Musical Arts (AIMA) at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. This program has been in existence many years, because the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church has been committed to offering some exceptional eclectic musical talent in the area […]

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On a mission

On a mission

| June 14, 2016

   

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Central High’s Ted Brown: Drummed for The Counts

Central High’s Ted Brown: Drummed for The Counts

| June 14, 2016

Editor’s note: The Central High Blowout of 2016 is set to jump off July 30. For information, hit up the event page at www.CentralHighSchoolFest.com or call (260) 348-4465. The deadline for banquet dinner tickets is July 10. By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated  Centralite Ted Brown (Class of ‘64), a drummer and guitarist, played […]

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Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

| June 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Recently, rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic TV miniseries Roots that aired on The History Channel last week. […]

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U.S. lawmakers, mentors reach out to young, black males

U.S. lawmakers, mentors reach out to young, black males

| June 14, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) hosted a recent summit on Capitol Hill focused on mentoring for African American males. Wilson was joined by Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Rep. Wilson created a program called “5000 Role Models,” a dropout […]

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Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

Essense of new Black History museum is true American story

| June 13, 2016

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about black folks, but “it will tell us even more about what America is […]

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