Education

Eleven Fort Wayne students among Crossroads Bible College 2016 grads

Eleven Fort Wayne students among Crossroads Bible College 2016 grads

| June 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—Crossroads Bible College recently held its commencement ceremony on their main campus in Indianapolis. Eleven students from the Fort Wayne location received their degrees surrounded by friends and family. The Salutatorian out of more than 50 graduates was Fort Wayne’s own Jacquline Howell of Fort Wayne. She challenged fellow graduates to “Never let any obstacles […]

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Nia Weary to compete in National American Miss competition in Indy

Nia Weary to compete in National American Miss competition in Indy

| June 17, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s talented youngsters is set to take to the stage later this month vying for a chance to earn valuable resources for her future. Nia M. Weary, an 11-year-old sixth grader, is set to compete in the Indiana National American Miss pageant scheduled for June 29 through July 2 at the […]

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Jennings Center announces Teenage Sunday award winners

Jennings Center announces Teenage Sunday award winners

| June 15, 2016

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on assignment On Sunday, June 5, Jennings Center Supervisor Michael Ayers and staff member honored two of the community’s outstanding students during the 58th Annual Teenage Sunday at the Jennings Recreation Center. “Building Character” was this year’s theme and Ephraim Smiley III was the guest speaker.  Food and performances […]

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Central High’s Ted Brown: Drummed for The Counts

Central High’s Ted Brown: Drummed for The Counts

| June 14, 2016

Editor’s note: The Central High Blowout of 2016 is set to jump off July 30. For information, hit up the event page at www.CentralHighSchoolFest.com or call (260) 348-4465. The deadline for banquet dinner tickets is July 10. By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated  Centralite Ted Brown (Class of ‘64), a drummer and guitarist, played […]

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GAO report: Segregation increasing at some U.S. schools

GAO report: Segregation increasing at some U.S. schools

| June 13, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the segregation of African American and Hispanic students nationwide is getting worse. In particular, a notable increase in segregation among K-12 public schools was pointed out in the study. The study also found that charter schools […]

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Late educator, entrepreneur Juanita W. Ellis honored by AKAa

Late educator, entrepreneur Juanita W. Ellis honored by AKAa

| June 12, 2016

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Special to Frost Illustrated The women of Iota Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrated Fort Wayne’s Keep America Beautiful/Great American Cleanup on Saturday, May 21, at Hanna-Homestead Park on E. Lewis Street. The AKAs  honored  their deceased Soror Juanita W. Ellis.  She was an […]

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Young authors tell their stories, display their talent, dreams, observations

Young authors tell their stories, display their talent, dreams, observations

| June 7, 2016

Editor’s note: On May 11, Frost Illustrated Managing Editor Michael Patterson was invited by Marsha Smiley to speak with a group of young people involved with the Boys & Girls Club group at Timothy L. Johnson Academy. During the conversation with students in the Club, Boys & Girls Club leaders discovered that a number of […]

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter 42nd Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program features young leaders

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter 42nd Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship Program features young leaders

| June 7, 2016

‘R.O.C.K.—Radiate Outstanding Commitment and Knowledge By Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter FORT WAYNE—On Sunday, May 15, members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Chapter hosted their 42nd Annual Finer Womanhood Scholarship program at the Hotel Fort Wayne.  Our theme was “Young Leaders R.O.C.K.—Radiate Outstanding […]

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President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

President Obama deserves ‘high five’ for Howard U speech

| May 29, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I was apprehensive when I learned that President Obama would give the commencement speech at Howard University this year. I feared a repeat of his Morehouse speech, his yammering and scolding of African Americans in a manner so objectionable as to repulse. The Morehouse speech was, charitably speaking, […]

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School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

School officials in Texas waste real money looking for fake cash

| May 28, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Two separate counterfeit bill cases have gained national attention after the Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD) Police Department and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office opened investigations involving two young, African American students. The first incident involved 13-year-old Danesiah Neal, an eighth grade African […]

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