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Five Facts You Need to Know about the Buffalo Soldiers

Five Facts You Need to Know about the Buffalo Soldiers

| July 20, 2016

1. In 1866, through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African-American Army units. The units were identified as the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry regiments. The four infantry regiments were later reorganized to form the 24th and 25th Infantry regiments. 2. These fighting […]

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Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

| July 20, 2016

By Marilyn Marshall (Houston Defender, NNPA Member) The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military. Beginning Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, the museum will be the site of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of […]

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Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA Second Annual Block Party

Spotlight on Renaissance Pointe YMCA Second Annual Block Party

| July 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we continue traveling on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, I have some fantastic news to share with you.  This Saturday, July 23, Renaissance Pointe YMCA is having their second annual block party and it’s guaranteed to be a fun and exciting afternoon […]

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Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

| July 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when Joe Jordan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne shared with me that Mr. Smith has been an incredible role model and mentor to so many professionals for so many years and that he demonstrates […]

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MLK concludes enlightening trip to D.C, with Stutzman-led Capitol tour

MLK concludes enlightening trip to D.C, with Stutzman-led Capitol tour

| July 1, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc of Fort Wayne conducted a bus tour of Washington, D.C. from June 17 through June 19 that included a special tour of the U.S. Capitol conducted by Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman. The club began planning the trip in November […]

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Get your read-on with the ACPL Summer Reading Program

Get your read-on with the ACPL Summer Reading Program

| June 30, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin FORT WAYNE—School’s out for the summer. If it’s too hot in the city and you are not into getting the back of your neck dirty and gritty, get yourself up and hurry to the ACPL; it’s air conditioned; and there are snacks in the canteens. Yes, people in Allen County, you […]

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Spotlight on Lewis Sims and his retirement celebration at American Legion Post 148

Spotlight on Lewis Sims and his retirement celebration at American Legion Post 148

| June 29, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: Next month will be the fifth year anniversary of shining the spotlight on you and the wonderful things that you do, in my column within Frost Illustrated.  Time goes by so fast but I’ve enjoyed every moment of bringing you some joy, beauty, happiness and some […]

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Wil, Lil Smiths celebrate golden anniversary

Wil, Lil Smiths celebrate golden anniversary

| June 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Wil and Lil Smith celebrated 50 years of marriage of great love and blessings with a family dinner including close friends. They were married June 18, 1966 at the South Parkway East Church of Christ, Memphis, Tennessee. The couple are blessed with four children: Michael Smith, Cynthia (Rodney) Porter, Cassandra (Ron) Hardy and Christina […]

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25 Years Of Love

25 Years Of Love

| June 26, 2016

 

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Spotlight on The Third World Shoppe

Spotlight on The Third World Shoppe

| June 15, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me so to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because it’s not everyday I learn about a couple who’s motto is, “Live simply that others may simply live.” I think that’s beautiful because they’re all about helping poor people from all over the world and right here […]

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