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Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

| June 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Every time someone leaves this world, there is a loss felt in some quarter. But, the recent passing of one local community icon has left nearly everyone stunned across the Summit City. On June 7, word started circulating that Eric D. Hackley had passed away. All throughout the community, people were in disbelief. For […]

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Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

Remembering James Hardy: A mother’s perspective

| June 12, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Early on, it was evident that James Hardy III was destined for greatness. The sturdy 6’5” young athlete was being noticed as early as middle school for his athletic potential but it was Elmhurst38” High School that folks around the state—and the country—began to recognize his abilities on both the basketball court and the […]

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Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

Friends of Bethany Inc. to host Mother-Daughter Luncheon

| May 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany Inc.’s  Executive Director Juanita Tolbert extends an invitation to the Annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 13 at the Grace United Missionary Baptist Church, 2101 Phenie St., Fort Wayne, where Guy Willis is pastor. The Luncheon and Fashion Show titled, “Being God’s Women from Head to Toe,” […]

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Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

Job prospects flat for Black workers in March

| May 4, 2017

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs report. The labor force participation rate, which is the share of Blacks who either hold jobs or are looking for work, remained unchanged from February (62.3 percent) to March. […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

| April 28, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League is scheduled to host We’re having an “Accessory Fair” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. This “Accessory Fair” is an opportunity to “give” gently used accessories to women living in six different shelters/halfway houses working to transform […]

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A troubled police department

A troubled police department

| April 26, 2017

Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated rarely publishes letters to the editor that do not indicate a source. But, given the public interest in the issue of police reform and police/community relations, we have made an exception here. We recently received this letter via a guarded email account that asks some interesting questions about local police recruitment […]

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Spotlight on chess being taught to our youth at American Legion Post 148

Spotlight on chess being taught to our youth at American Legion Post 148

| April 26, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? As always, I hope you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better, because it feels so good.  On […]

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Masonic organizations elect new leadership

Masonic organizations elect new leadership

| April 26, 2017

FORT WAYNE—A number of local Masonic organizations recently elected new officers. They are: St Mary Lodge No. 14  Worshipful Master—Welton Moore Jr Senior Warden—Kenny Reese Junior Waden—Al Brownlee Secretary—Earl Gomez Treasurer—Doulgas Jones   Saudi Temple No.50 Illustrious Pontentate—Glen Lee Chief Rabban—Welton Moore Jr Assistant Rabban—Art Clemons Recorder—Anthony Miller Treasurer—Douglas Jones   Fort Wayne Chapter No. […]

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