Education

Voices of Unity thanks city for support with free concert

Voices of Unity thanks city for support with free concert

| December 7, 2016

By K.A. Davis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYEN—The Voices of Unity choir expressed their appreciation, in the form of song, to a crowd of sponsors, donors, family and friends who helped to make their three-country, nine-city European tour possible. The free  Journey to the Vatican Thank You Celebration took place on Oct. 6 at New […]

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Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

| November 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The nation lost a revered educator and community figure when Fort Wayne native son Dr. Ernest Kent Starks made his transition on Nov. 4. He was 57. Affectionately known as “Ernie,” was a loving son, devoted father, brother, realize and friend. Born Jan. 1, 1959, Starks made his mark on the history books early […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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Election statement from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Election statement from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

| November 13, 2016

I ran for State Superintendent because Indiana needs vision and leadership at the Department of Education. Hoosiers listened to our message, and tonight, we have earned the privilege of leading the department for the next four years. Superintendent Ritz was a formidable opponent, and I thank her for her four years of service. During my […]

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Allen County General Election 2016 Frost Illustrated Candidate Survey results

Allen County General Election 2016 Frost Illustrated Candidate Survey results

| November 3, 2016

Editor’s note: Below are candidate responses to a survey emailed to candidate running for offices specific to elected offices in Allen County during the 2016 General Election. Surveys were emailed to all local candidates who listed emails with the Allen County Election Board. The responses are grouped according to office and candidate responses for each […]

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Fort Wayne history narrative reform

Fort Wayne history narrative reform

| October 31, 2016

By Eric Donald Hackley I see a most definite need to edit or completely change the local history narrative of Fort Wayne for the purpose of telling the rest of the story, making it historically inclusive, ethnically diverse, internationally relevant, more truthful and noteworthy. The history reform movement that I speak of is intended to […]

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Make your voice heard: Save IPFW

Make your voice heard: Save IPFW

| October 20, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated On Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, IPFW held a media day. The university’s Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein and Carl Drummond, vice chancellor of academic affairs and enrollment management, discussed some of the things the university is doing to gain higher enrollment numbers. The discourse of the […]

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Film review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Film review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

| October 15, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Wire Service Film Critic) Finally, a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It’s a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it’s common knowledge to anyone who has taken a Black History course. Kudos to actor-turned-director Nate Parker for shepherding this ambitious project from the […]

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A legend returns

A legend returns

| October 11, 2016

[Photo courtesy of Kim Wagner of Sweetwater Sound] FORT WAYNE—Legendary singer and performer and Fort Wayne native Sonny Charles (left) takes a tour of Sweetwater Sound with the firm’s founder and CEO Chuck Surack. Charles, formerly of the groundbreaking band Checkmates Ltd., and solo fame, is the voice behind the classic 1969 hit “Black Pearl.” […]

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Spotlight on Timothy A. Grant of Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Spotlight on Timothy A. Grant of Unity Performing Arts Foundation

| October 3, 2016

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 of your days 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 […]

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