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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

| January 13, 2015

The song “Satisfied” by The Walls Group begins with some thought provoking reflections and questions. Take a look: “If I never get that house, that car Or be a superstar, And my dreams never come true Will I be satisfied with you? And if no one ever knows my name And my gifts don’t bring […]

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Fort Wayne NAACP announces date, procedures for election

Fort Wayne NAACP announces date, procedures for election

| January 13, 2015

A special meeting of the general membership of the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch is scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 17

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Heartland concert commemorates life, dream of Dr. Martin Luther King

Heartland concert commemorates life, dream of Dr. Martin Luther King

| January 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled to come to life Jan. 18 in a commemorative concert by Heartland, northeastern Indiana’s only professional vocal ensemble. The performance, which starts at 6 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, features Heartland and soloist, baritone Carver Cossey. The group […]

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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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Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

| January 9, 2015

By Sharon L. Tucker Special to Frost Illustrated On Jan. 20, 2009, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, stood before a crowd and spoke these words: “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” Now on this […]

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Peace will come with meeting food needs

| January 8, 2015

If we are going to spend billions every year on healthcare and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country. I do not think […]

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Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

| January 8, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s very own Justin Jordan contributed to the newly released feature film “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. The South Side High School graduate (’99) provided graphic design and art direction support as a graphics production assistant on the film under production designer Mark […]

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Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

| January 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne—and the nation—lost one of its preeminent civil right figures recently with the passage of a local stalwart fighter for freedom and human rights. Thomas “Tom” D. Brown, 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. after a long illness. Brown, who resided in Fort Wayne for more than 50 […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

| January 7, 2015

“Silent tears from the inside of your heart, When no one knows but you, What you’re going through, When your friends don’t understand, Then it’s all in God’s hands, God hears your silent tears, God hears, Your silent tears” Bishop Larry Trotter is known for the words of the song above called “Silent Tears.” The […]

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