Education

Spotlight on Teacher of the Year Lisa Maydwell

Spotlight on Teacher of the Year Lisa Maydwell

| February 19, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Part two of last week’s spotlight will be brought to you at a later date because it’s not everyday that I receive an exciting email, from a mother, whose daughter just received the Teacher of the Year Award. This young woman received that honor last week in Indianapolis and […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

| February 19, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. welcomes applicants for the annual Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarships for College. These monetary scholarships are available to local students of African-American Heritage—male or female—who are pursuing or continuing their education beyond high school. An application form with the […]

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Retired teachers offer scholarships

Retired teachers offer scholarships

| February 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Scholarship Committee of the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation recently announced plans to offer an opportunity for upcoming juniors or seniors enrolled in an Education Program at any of Indiana’s universities and colleges to apply for a $2,000 scholarship for the 2015 school year. Ten scholarships will be awarded around the state to students […]

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Video: Terry Lymon on knowing your rights

Video: Terry Lymon on knowing your rights

| February 10, 2015

Retired Indiana State Police Officer Terry Lymon delivers a very passionate, yet intellectual plea on the importance of black men knowing their constitutional rights. Mr. Lymon suggests that some corrupt officers use your ignorance of your rights against you. If the police know or think that you may know your rights, that may eliminate or lessen their potential deviant behavior against you.

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Civic lessons, civil rights

Civic lessons, civil rights

| February 8, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Sam Cooke’s early 1960s pop tune, “Don’t Know Much About History,” was a big hit on the charts. Unfortunately, the gospel and soul star’s lyrics also expressed a reality that still haunts American society. Just Google the phrase “don’t know much about history,” and you’ll see the breadth of […]

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The importance of reading and reading during the African-American Read-In

The importance of reading and reading during the African-American Read-In

| February 7, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Yes, there is an African-American Read-In! Just like, there is a “Read-In for Peace” that occurs in January, and a “Read across America” sponsored by the National Education Association in March. “The African-American Read-In,” which has been sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English for more than 26 years […]

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‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

‘Four-letter word’ essential to solving nation’s reading crisis

| January 27, 2015

  Fort Wayne native Caroline Brewer discusses healing power of love FORT WAYNE—What is the key to curing America’s reading crisis and helping two-thirds of America’s children become proficient readers?  A four-letter word, says Fort Wayne native and author Caroline Brewer. That word is LOVE. This insight comes from her new book, “Parent Power: How […]

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Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

Is Obama trying to kill black colleges?

| January 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities? If he’s not, he’s going to have a difficult time convincing HBCU presidents, trustees and alumni. Surprisingly, Obama has become their worst nightmare. Neither Obama, the First Lady, the secretary of education […]

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Alphas to hold Black and Gold Ball

| January 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Theta Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is scheduled to host its Black and Gold Ball at 7 p.m., March 21 at Landmark Conference Centre 622 Ellison Road, featuring a social reception entertainment, dancing, dinner and a cash bar. Proceeds from this event will fund the works of Alpha Phi Alpha […]

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  “Selma,” in the most inspiring way, relays MLK’s state of grace. It is a worthy homage befitting […]

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