Education

Area middle, high school scholars inducted into National Achievers Society

Area middle, high school scholars inducted into National Achievers Society

| May 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Scholarship has its rewards, including a bright pathway to the future. Just ask the 70 students recently inducted into the National Urban League’s National Achievers Society. Each year, various Urban League affiliates—including the Fort Wayne Urban League—honors “minority” middle and high school students working toward academic excellence. Students who maintain a GPA of 2.7 […]

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Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

| May 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. currently is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship awards. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Alan McGee and family. Ayers Communications plans to award three $500 scholarships to students during the Fifth Annual Amnesty Festival, scheduled for Aug. 22 at McMillen Park. Applications are available at ayerscommunicationsinc.weebly.com at the […]

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Boys & Girls Club to host talent show at Fellowship Missionary

Boys & Girls Club to host talent show at Fellowship Missionary

| May 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Members of the Fellowship Boys & Girls Club is scheduled to conduct a talent show for their peers and parents at 5 p.m., May 18 in the Fellowship Missionary Church 2536 East Tillman Road, Door B. The talent show is expected to feature 15 performances and last about an hour.  Bake sales were held […]

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Competition Maverick Steppers headed to Nationals

Competition Maverick Steppers headed to Nationals

| May 14, 2015

By Tameka Wilson Special to Frost Illustrated Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy set the tone to be unique and to bring new and innovative ideas to Allen County. One of those initiatives was a youth, after school team building program. The program began as a Maverick Drill Team for fourth through eighth graders. The program focused […]

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Free Atlanta-area chess, leadership training event for adults, children to promote peace, racial unity in community

Free Atlanta-area chess, leadership training event for adults, children to promote peace, racial unity in community

| May 13, 2015

ATLANTA—Orrin Hudson, founder of the Atlanta-based Be Someone non-profit organization, will bring his life-sized chess board and special chess instructional skills to the Fairfield Inn & Suites 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 30. The event is free and open to the public, and his purpose is to teach young people how to be better […]

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Ministerial Alliance to host Baccalaureate ceremony at Pilgrim Baptist

Ministerial Alliance to host Baccalaureate ceremony at Pilgrim Baptist

| May 12, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Ministerial Alliance Scholarship Foundation is scheduled to host its first City-Wide Baccalaureate Ceremony at 4 p.m., May 17 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St. The ceremony is designed to honor the city’s graduating high school seniors. The foundation also awards scholarships to students who have excelled in various academic arenas. […]

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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

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

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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