Education

Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| June 30, 2015

Educational programsto benefit from $45,000 grant award FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne has received a $45,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation to support Project Learn. The project encompasses educational programming at the Clubs that include daily homework during “Power Hour,” small group tutoring for children needing assistance with basic skills, […]

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Zetas name 2015 scholarship winners

Zetas name 2015 scholarship winners

| June 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. held its 41st Annual Finer Womanhood  Scholarship Program on May 17 at Don Hall’s Guesthouse.  This year’s theme was “Inspired Gospel and More” and Niyoki, gospel recording artist was the featured guest. The 2015 scholarship winners were: $1, 000 Scholarship ● Nygeria K. Smith […]

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What are you doing this summer? Why not enter the magical world of books?

What are you doing this summer? Why not enter the magical world of books?

| June 19, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Okay, school’s out for the summer, which officially began with the summer solstice on June 21. Now, what, since you are getting no more of the teacher’s dirty looks because of some imbecilic thing you did or tried to get away with, and you have no more books to carry home […]

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First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

First black nursing grad receives honorary degree

| June 12, 2015

Esther McCready feted at Maryland graduation By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And, on Friday, May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer’s life came full circle as she received an honorary […]

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Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

| June 10, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s […]

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Howard U. professor to present Juneteenth lecture at ACPL

Howard U. professor to present Juneteenth lecture at ACPL

| June 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University, is scheduled to present a lecture celebrating the sesquicentennial of Juneteenth at 7 p.m., June 19 in the Theater of the Main Branch of the Allen County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Medford teaches courses on African […]

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The Journey is the Destination: The Journey is the destination

The Journey is the Destination: The Journey is the destination

| June 10, 2015 | Reply

By Jamal Robinson I am a firm believer that a journey is best told by those who experience it. The amazing thing about life is that we are all on a journey and have our own story to tell. This column will not only reflect my journey but also the stories and experiences of others […]

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Overmedicating children in foster care

Overmedicating children in foster care

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist On any given day, nearly one in four children in foster care is taking at least one psychotropic medication–more than four times the rate for all children. Nearly half of children living in residential treatment centers or group homes take psychotropic medications. Children in foster care are more likely […]

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Baltimore’s youth: Champions, not thugs (They just don’t know it yet)

Baltimore’s youth: Champions, not thugs (They just don’t know it yet)

| June 2, 2015

By Orrin Hudson Special to Frost Illustrated My name is Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson.  I am the founder and CEO of Be Someone Inc., a non-profit organization that uses numerous tools, including the game of chess, to promote self-esteem, responsibility and analytical thinking among at-risk kids. I have been in Portland, this week, teaching kids how […]

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A.P.R.I. present scholarships, awards at Annual Banquet

A.P.R.I. present scholarships, awards at Annual Banquet

| June 1, 2015

By Rachel Bennett Steury Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute awarded scholarships to two high school seniors at its annual banquet held last month at Link’s Wonderland. This year the “Charles Redd’s A. Philip Randolph Scholarship” went to Adam David Garner of Belmont High School and […]

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