Events

Health-E-Way to sponsor South Side Fest 5-on-5 tourney

Health-E-Way to sponsor South Side Fest 5-on-5 tourney

| June 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Health-E-Way is set to sponsor the 5th Annual South Side Fest 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament scheduled for June 27 and June 28 at Youth For Christ Primetime Community Center, 3701 S. Calhoun St. Additionally, Chi Eta Phi will be on hand to provide health promotion and disease prevention activities in the form of SIDS […]

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USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

USF, MLK Club co-sponsoring ‘Future of Civil Rights 2014’

| June 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis (USF) is scheduled to continue its free “Future Of” series in collaboration with Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Club with “The Future of Civil Rights 2014” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 2 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, the former Scottish Rite in downtown Fort […]

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Anti-Willie Lynch forum set for June 28

Anti-Willie Lynch forum set for June 28

| June 25, 2014

Uncut Special presentation—From time to time, Frost Illustrated exercises its commitment to present voices straight from the community. Oftentimes, those voices insist on getting across a totally uncensored message to pre- serve their cadence and context. In an effort to honor such voices, we offer the following Uncut Special Presentation unedited and written exactly as […]

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Urban League launches membership drive

| June 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League began its annual membership drive on June 23 and encourages community members to support its efforts and mission to create self-sufficiency for all residents. “The Urban League is a non-profit agency established in 1920 that provides employment, housing,  education and youth, and early childhood literacy services for free,” FWUL officials […]

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 50 years of progress

| June 23, 2014

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated On July 2, 1964, the U.S. government passed a landmark piece of legislation that continues to impact our society. The Civil Rights Act signed into law that day was designed to provide a base and basis for equal opportunity, the elimination of employment, housing, and education […]

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Jr. Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club sponsors 5th Annual Soul Food & Jazz Brunch

| June 19, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Junior Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club, (JLJBCC), a member of the National Association of Colored Women Club, (NACWC) invites the public to its 5th Annual Soul Food & Jazz Brunch FROM 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  Saturday, June 28, at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne St. The featured speaker […]

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South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

| June 18, 2014

Local pastor lauds positive attributes of much-maligned side of town FORT WAYNE—For many, it’s an opportunity for fun, perhaps even fellowship with old and new friends. But, for one local minister, the upcoming South Side Fest, scheduled for June 27 and June 28, is much more. According to the Rev. Donovan Coley Sr., CEO and […]

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South Side High School Class of ’69 to hold 45th reunion

South Side High School Class of ’69 to hold 45th reunion

| June 15, 2014

Courtesy of the SSHS Reunion Committee FORT WAYNE—The South Side High School Class of 1969 is scheduled to hold their 45th Reunion at 6 p.m.,  Oct. 18, 2014, at Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road.  The cost for the event is $45 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. […]

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10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Festival set for June 21

| June 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St., is scheduled to host its 10th Annual Juneteenth celebration from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 21. Juneteenth is a traditional African American holiday commemorating the date black people in Texas found out about the abolition of slavery as outlined in the Emancipation Proclamation. Although President […]

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Rotary Club of Fort Wayne joins NAACP Youth Council to Install a Little Free Library

| June 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—At 12 noon, June 21, the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and the NAACP Youth Council are scheduled dedicate a Little Free Library in front of the Unity Barbershop at 921 E. Pontiac Street (corner of John and Pontiac) to serve the youth in the Renaissance Pointe neighborhood. The dedication of the Little Free […]

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