Education

A talk with Francisco Townsend of the YMCA

A talk with Francisco Townsend of the YMCA

| February 3, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: I’m now speaking with Francisco Townsend. Francisco what is actually is your capacity with the Fort Wayne YMCA? FRANCISCO TOWNSEND: I’m the youth international director for the YMCA at Fort Wayne. HACKLEY: Recently, we had the opportunity to meet with you concerning a special project the YMCA has with […]

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Cornerstone Christian Prep celebrates 25 years

Cornerstone Christian Prep celebrates 25 years

| February 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Cornerstone Christian College Prep Day & High School is scheduled to hold its 25th Anniversary Celebration 6 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Destiny Dome Embassy and Cathedral of Praise International, 3501 Harris Road. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Steve Perry, founder and principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. […]

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A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

| January 28, 2016

Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part presentation of an interview Eric Hackley conducted with Rodney Clark along with an interview with Clark’s daughter, Dymani, a third grade student leader. ERIC HACKLEY: I know from interviewing with your daughter one on one, that she has your same fire and enthusiasm. How […]

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‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

| January 25, 2016

Voices of Unity mark beginning of new year with stellar performance By Stephanie C. Woodson, UNITY Alumna Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne, Indiana is known by many as “The City of Churches.” It is home to many places of worship, large and small, of various denominations. While there are many churches within our community, […]

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‘Super dad,’ student leader daughter share perspectives on creating better community

‘Super dad,’ student leader daughter share perspectives on creating better community

| January 19, 2016

Presenting the views of concerned parents and children of the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program. This Interview features Super Dad Rodney Clark and Student Leader Daughter Dymani. By Eric D. Hackley First, I would like for you to meet Brother Rodney Clark. I met Mr. Clark after I interviewed his third grade student […]

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A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

| January 13, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley: I would like to present the President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League Jonathan C. Ray. Jonathan, I’ve been working with your After School program for here at the Urban League.  When you originally conceptualized this program for young people, what  was your intention? Jonathan Ray: What we really […]

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IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock

IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock

| January 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The IPFW MLK Lecture Series is scheduled to play host to a guest speaker with extraordinary ties to the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month as the nation celebrates the legacy of the late civil and human rights activist. The Rev. Raphael Warncock, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak as part of […]

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Scholarships offered for descendents of Central High grads

Scholarships offered for descendents of Central High grads

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School (FWCHS) Alumni Association is offering scholarships to descendants of the school’s graduates. The Alumni Association is offering: •  $500 educational scholarships for students of first or 2nd year of college within the U.S. •  One $1,000 scholarship to a current college junior/education major within the U.S. Home Schooled […]

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I Am Garvey event draws community together

I Am Garvey event draws community together

| January 2, 2016

                [I Am Garvey event photos by Erma Belt] FORT WAYNE—Scores of folk gathered at the Weisser Park Community Center Dec. 27 to celebrate and to help reinvigorate the liberating message of the visionary messenger Marcus Mosiah Garvey during a special unity and economic development event sponsored by […]

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from bench

| December 22, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets of equality and opportunity from the bench during […]

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