Letters

Healthier Moms & Babies program lauded

Healthier Moms & Babies program lauded

| February 16, 2017

Kudos to the excellent work of McMillen Health, Healthier Moms & Babies and all who supported the launch this week of their Babies Love project, a wonderful new website and mobile app for pregnant women—http://babieslove.org. Aimed at reducing infant mortality, Babies Love puts critical information and resources at the fingertips of any woman of childbearing […]

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African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

| February 7, 2017

By Jamie Drake Special to Frost Illustrated February means African-American history month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a great people. However, when I was a student in Allen County, I learned next to nothing about the African-Americans except for some names like Jackie Robinson and that Hoosier Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. This […]

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Making the ‘impossible’ possible

Making the ‘impossible’ possible

| February 2, 2017

Every day at Riley Hospital, a child reaches a milestone that at one time seemed impossible. Allyson Kimani fought for her life after a battle with a flu virus led to organ failure. Although she spent time on ECMO (heart-lung bypass) and lost her right leg above the knee, Allyson has redefined what is possible. […]

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An open letter to America’s CEOs

An open letter to America’s CEOs

| February 1, 2017

Dear CEO, Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable. Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we […]

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Community Friends of Women’s Studies continues a long tradition

Community Friends of Women’s Studies continues a long tradition

| January 10, 2017

For a small nonprofit whose only purpose is to support the IPFW Women’s Studies Program and its students, retaining Women’s Studies is a very positive consequence of IPFW’s reorganization.  Community Friends of Women’s Studies Inc. has existed since 2005, quietly raising funds and sharing them with women and men students enrolled in WOST classes.  Over […]

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Help yourself, family quit smoking

Help yourself, family quit smoking

| December 19, 2016

The new year is fast approaching, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision to quit in 2017 can dramatically reduce your risk […]

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Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

| December 13, 2016

“One of best ways to take your power is to convince you that you don’t have any.” Public meetings were held with the community regarding the GE Campus future, but there was no public meeting to discuss southeast Fort Wayne community desired future for the Bowser Pump buildings. We, southeast Fort Wayne, are undervalued, underestimated […]

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Election statement from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

Election statement from Dr. Jennifer McCormick

| November 13, 2016

I ran for State Superintendent because Indiana needs vision and leadership at the Department of Education. Hoosiers listened to our message, and tonight, we have earned the privilege of leading the department for the next four years. Superintendent Ritz was a formidable opponent, and I thank her for her four years of service. During my […]

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Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

| October 11, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan FORT WAYNE—“I got a bite!  I got a bite!”  Zuri danced around the hard-packed sand.  Fishing rod bent, line tight, she held on as the fish on the other end fought to get free.  Several of her peers from Explore Fishing with Urban League Youth ran over to watch and offer […]

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Group fighting to save Bowser Pump Complex as economic development asset

Group fighting to save Bowser Pump Complex as economic development asset

| September 26, 2016

Editor’s note: Organizers of this group of concerned citizens forwarded this letter to us just after the previous week’s publication deadline for publication in our online edition. They also asked us to publish it in this edition, post meeting deadline, to get this information out to the public. Join us Sept. 27, 2016 at Fort […]

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