Education

41st Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program set for May 17

41st Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program set for May 17

| April 21, 2015

Join the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter for an afternoon of “Inspired Gospel and More” at the 41st Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program

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Links Inc. to hold local achievement gap forum

Links Inc. to hold local achievement gap forum

| April 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links Incorporated is scheduled to convene a public forum to address “Closing the Achievement Gap” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 23 at the  Allen County Public Library, Meeting Room A & B | 900 Library Plaza The intent of this free community forum is to create […]

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A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

A glorious celebration for the life of Dr. Ben

| April 18, 2015 | 1 Reply

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was […]

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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University

Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University

| April 17, 2015 | Reply

By Rachel Kersey Special to NNPA from Howard University News Service WASHINGTON–Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University–and the university’s students and staff fought back. Armed with picket signs, the organization, which has been denounced by the two largest […]

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Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

Famed local sportscaster Kent Hormann recreates classic Central play by play

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

By Bryant Rozier Note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest.This next article about Central […]

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Questa offers ‘forgivable’ loans to area college students

Questa offers ‘forgivable’ loans to area college students

| April 14, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—With the cost of education continually rising, many college-bound students may be wondering how they are going to make ends meet. While there are numerous scholarship offers available at the front end of qualified student’s secondary education ventures, funds often can get tight later on, particularly in one’s junior and senior years. One option […]

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Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

| April 10, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center […]

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A. Philip Randolph Institute to hold scholarship banquet

A. Philip Randolph Institute to hold scholarship banquet

| April 8, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will hold its annual Scholarship Award Banquet Saturday, April 18 at Link’s Wonderland.  The event begins at 6 pm with dinner and entertainment. A Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph Scholarship will be awarded to two local high school seniors who display a commitment […]

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Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

Edna Rowland Williams: An early perspective on Central High School

| April 8, 2015 | 1 Reply

  The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at 260.420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. The following article is one in a series of […]

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Educational support for African American youth available in Summit City

Educational support for African American youth available in Summit City

| April 7, 2015 | Reply

By Connie Scott Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Chapter Journalist Special to the Frost Statistics for African American youth in the areas of health, family, unemployment and education are disturbing, however the Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will hope to change one aspect on April 18.  The ladies will host […]

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