Education

‘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 7:30 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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APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

| January 13, 2015

FORTVWAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is scheduled to award scholarships to two high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means to strengthen […]

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Groups collaborate on special youth summit

Groups collaborate on special youth summit

| January 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—“Continuing the Journey,” a Youth Empowerment Seminar (Just Say YES) community forum, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 17 at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Collaborators include: IDAAC, the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the Fort Wayne Urban League FWUL Guild, […]

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Kelsaw, Davis earn Masonic scholarships

Kelsaw, Davis earn Masonic scholarships

| January 13, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Scottish Rite Masons Indiana Council of Deliberation Prince Hall Affiliation under the leadership of Deputy S.G.I. Robert Thomas 33º has awarded to deserving youth scholarships. Jeremiah A. Kelsaw, a 2014 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School and current computer science/IT major is the recipient of one of the […]

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Scholarships available for descendants of Central High School grads

| January 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association Inc. recently announced that it is accepting scholarship application from descendants of graduates of Fort Wayne Central High School (1922-1971). The following scholarships are available: ●  $500 educational scholarships for students’ first or second year of college within the U.S. ● One $1,000 scholarship to a […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder seeks better educational opportunities for imprisoned juveniles

Attorney General Eric Holder seeks better educational opportunities for imprisoned juveniles

| December 21, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth,  the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help black youth, a group confined to juvenile correctional facilities at higher […]

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Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

Area shelter opens childcare ministry for homeless moms

| December 16, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Dec. 11, The Rescue Mission held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Chara 10:14 Childcare Ministry. Since Nov. 3, onsite childcare has been provided for children up to five years of age residing at Charis House, the women and children’s ministry of The Rescue Mission. Chara 10:14 is a fully-functioning, registered childcare ministry […]

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