Business

Spotlight on Melinda Davenport of Melinda’s Balloons and Decorations

Spotlight on Melinda Davenport of Melinda’s Balloons and Decorations

| October 31, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all of you are still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  It’s needed in this thing called life, as we travel on our journey of love to […]

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Men’s store for ‘perfect gentleman’ set for grand downtown opening

Men’s store for ‘perfect gentleman’ set for grand downtown opening

| October 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Are you a man looking for that perfect look for the perfect evening—or perfect any time of day? Or are you a woman looking for that perfect outfit or accessory for the man in you life? Two intrepid entrepreneurs say look no further than downtown to find what you need. P&N Men’s Apparel, 912 […]

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Popular Fort Wayne pastor launches shoe line crafted in Brazil

Popular Fort Wayne pastor launches shoe line crafted in Brazil

| October 24, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Anthony Payton, the senior pastor of Come As You Are Community Church, now holds another title: upscale shoe entrepreneur. On Oct. 21, Payton hosted a launch event in Fort Wayne to introduce APayton Shoes. The original line of men’s footwear was conceived in Fort Wayne and handcrafted by a shoe artisan in Brazil. The […]

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Farming key to economic growth in Black Community

Farming key to economic growth in Black Community

| October 20, 2016

By Armstrong Williams (NNPA Newswire Columnist) It is clear that it when it comes to jumpstarting the economy, generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the Great Recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate of around one percent, and labor force participation is […]

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Spotlight on Curtis Rayford and his Lawn Care Ministry

Spotlight on Curtis Rayford and his Lawn Care Ministry

| October 19, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I’m the kind of woman who doesn’t take anything or anyone for granted and I feel that everyone’s job is important because it’s needed. Sometimes, I’m in the right place at the right to catch a sight of beauty and believe it or not, that beauty came from watching […]

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White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

White acceptance will never lead to wealth in Black Community

| October 18, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain financial plateau or when we have attained a certain position or title. Far too many […]

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Look into Rosalee Harvey’s ‘Angel Eyes’

Look into Rosalee Harvey’s ‘Angel Eyes’

| October 15, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne’s creative scene is an ever-expanding entity and includes individuals from all walks of life, creating things that make them happy and allow them to express themselves creatively. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Rosalee Harvey to discuss her art. Rosalee […]

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Spotlight on Angela and Moghaffar Foster of My Market Gas and Service Station

Spotlight on Angela and Moghaffar Foster of My Market Gas and Service Station

| October 12, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: One day last week while I was cooking dinner, I received several phone calls sharing information about this gas station that cooks food that is very delicious. People told me the place was totally packed all the time and, one of those people happened to be […]

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Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

Breaking the cycle: Young mother of seven turns life around at McDonald’s

| October 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Ten years ago, Cameo Faust, a single mother of seven, was working at an Atlanta-area McDonald’s, struggling to make ends meet and highly motivated to make a better life for herself and her family. Now, she’s the general manager, who is responsible for the operation of the restaurant […]

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Spotlight on Ursulyn Jessie Raphael CEO of Raphael Consulting

Spotlight on Ursulyn Jessie Raphael CEO of Raphael Consulting

| October 10, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s not everyday that I meet someone who’s very outgoing, fun, exciting and has a true passion for helping to make individuals dreams become a reality.  So at this time, as we travel on our journey of love […]

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