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Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

| August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the American Federation of Teachers, civil and human rights organizations, faith leaders and community groups came together to issue a letter to the FBI condemning its Don’t Be a Puppet program. In an attempt to educate students and their families about violent extremism, this program does the opposite; it promotes bigotry and hatred, […]

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Greater Progressive hosts statewide Baptist gathering

Greater Progressive hosts statewide Baptist gathering

| August 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Greater Progressive Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Anthony R. Pettus Sr., recently hosted the 95th Annual Session & 76th Congress of the Original General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Indiana Inc. Held July 11 through July 15, the gathering of Missionary Baptist churches whose mission is to: “…fulfill the Great Commission of […]

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St. John MBC celebrates 91st anniversary

St. John MBC celebrates 91st anniversary

| August 10, 2016

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor/Servant Frederick Alexander Sleet, is celebrating the 91st anniversary of the church’s founding. As part of the celebration, the church recently hosted a special worship service with Pastor David and First Lady Fernanda Edwards of Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church of Gary, Indiana as special […]

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Obituaries: August 10-6, 2016

Obituaries: August 10-6, 2016

| August 10, 2016

Terrance Alexander, 34, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 18, 2016. Arrangements by Siler Funeral Service, 8632 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. Ola B. Gibson, 73, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Ola was a daughter of the late Ed and Zelina Gibson. She was a […]

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Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

| August 9, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal […]

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Mrs. Jessie Noel: Celebrating 90 years of a blessed life

Mrs. Jessie Noel: Celebrating 90 years of a blessed life

| August 9, 2016

By Sheila Dufor Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—July 22 through July 24, the Noel family from 20 states and friends in the Fort Wayne community celebrated the 90th birthday of Mrs. Jessie Lee Noel—wife of late Isaiah Noel. The three-day event started on Friday afternoon with a social gathering at Jerusalem Baptist Church Community Center […]

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Democrats make pitch to Latino community for involvement

Democrats make pitch to Latino community for involvement

| August 9, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexica no and Frost Illustrated On July 28, El Mexicano newspaper hosted a town hall meeting at Fairfield Manor moderated by Max Montesino. The meeting opened with Jack Morris, chairman of the Allen County Democratic Party, discussing the importance of getting more Democrats a seat on the Allen County’s […]

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2016-1017 Questa scholars named

2016-1017 Questa scholars named

| August 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Questa Education Foundation recently announced the names of the 2016-2017 Questa Scholars who will receive financial support for their college educations. This year was another record-setting year with almost 350 completed applications from all over our eleven county region in Northeast Indiana.  Questa officials said, Thanks to collaborative programming with communities, 70 Traditional […]

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THANK YOU

THANK YOU

| August 9, 2016

The family of Bobbie “Barbara Jean” Reynolds Would like to thank all of those who sent cards, gifts, support prayers and their presence during this difficult time.

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Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

| August 9, 2016

By Stephanie C. Woodson Historian Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter On Tuesday, Aug.2, three community organizations presented an informative listening session focused on the issue of black infant mortality in the 46806 zip code. “Healing our Community” was hosted by The Fort Wayne Urban League, Women’s Health Link and Zeta Phi Beta […]

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