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Cotillion set for March 28—more than just a ballroom dance

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On March 28, Ladies With Purpose is scheduled to host the 14th biennial “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. The Cotillion, held every other year, is now a stable institution in the city of Fort Wayne. The purpose of the Cotillion is to promote scholarship and excellence for African American […]

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Zeta Sorority announces Scholarship Program

Zeta Sorority announces Scholarship Program

| March 3, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of Eta Upsilon Zeta of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is currently accepting applications for the Zeta Memorial Scholarship Program. High school seniors planning to pursue a college education may apply.  Applicants must submit a completed application and meet the following criteria:  Demonstrate scholastic potential; be […]

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Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Dr. Isaac Fincher, president of the local Rainbow PUSH organization, plans to attend the events in Selma, Ala. commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is scheduled to depart Fort Wayne on March 6 and return March 8. If you are […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead local commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead local commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’

| March 1, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On March 8, Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is scheduled to lead a local 50th year commemoration of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march.

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Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

| March 1, 2015

Police investigate shooting; victim critical FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:32 p.m., March 4, the Fort Wayne Police department responded to calls about gunshots being heard in the 1900 block of Greentree Court. While officers were responding, another caller reported an adult male in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Buchanan Street suffering from an apparent […]

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Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

Obituaries: February 25—March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015

Gwendolyn Bradley, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Service was Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at Renaissance Missionary Baptist Church, 5515 South Hanna St. Treva D. Breland, 45, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Wesley Health care, Auburn, Ind. Born on July 29, 1969, in Fort Wayne; she was […]

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Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015

Five-year-old killed by gunshot FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 p.m., Feb. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1500 block of W. Fourth Street in regards to a shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined that some sort of negligent discharge involving a gun took place and a five year old female was […]

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Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Impressed by the idea of back to back championships? How about “three-peats?” That’s considered an extraordinary feat in any record. Given that, what would you say about a five-peat? One Fort Wayne team has achieved that—five back to back championships in the arena of knowledge. On Feb. 19, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation […]

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Rape’s other victims

Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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International clothing line, fashion show coming to downtown Fort Wayne

| February 24, 2015

Creative Women of the World hosts ‘Empower Her World’ fundraising event FORT WAYNE—On April 15, Creative Women of the World (CWOW) is scheduled to host Empower Her World: A Celebration of Fashion and Culture. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, attendees will be treated to a visual celebration of international fashion, including […]

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