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Op-Ed: ‘Al Helm’ film ignores Jewish ties to Civil Rights Movement, other issues

Op-Ed: ‘Al Helm’ film ignores Jewish ties to Civil Rights Movement, other issues

| February 7, 2015

By Leonard Goldstein I am writing this to address the story published in the Jan. 28, 2015 edition of Frost Illustrated regarding the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace’s presentation of the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine. First, the Center for Peace is a misnomer.  If you have attended any of their […]

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The importance of reading and reading during the African-American Read-In

The importance of reading and reading during the African-American Read-In

| February 7, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Yes, there is an African-American Read-In! Just like, there is a “Read-In for Peace” that occurs in January, and a “Read across America” sponsored by the National Education Association in March. “The African-American Read-In,” which has been sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English for more than 26 years […]

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Debutantes visit in preparation for 2015 Cotillion

Debutantes visit in preparation for 2015 Cotillion

| February 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s top examples of young womanhood made the rounds recently when the 2015 Debutantes visited Turner Chapel AME Church, Jan. 18. On March 28, Ladies With Purpose is scheduled to host the 14th bi-annual “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. The Cotillion, held every other year, […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!

| February 6, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Tomorrow… tomorrow is not promised, but for some of us, tomorrow is an anxious thought. With each new day that we face comes challenges. We don’t know if we will fall ill, if we will be injured in a car accident, or if a loved one will pass away. The […]

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A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

| February 5, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.

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History Center reschedules Black History Month lecture

History Center reschedules Black History Month lecture

| February 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE—February’s George R. Mather Lecture at the History Center has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 8 due to the winter storm. Dr. John Aden is set to deliver the lecture on William Warfield.

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Crime and Safety Report: February 4-10 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: February 4-10 Edition

| February 4, 2015

Police seek suspects in jewelry store smash and grab FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured in surveillance photos taken at Jared’s Jewelry Store during the smash and grab robbery that took place Jan. 25. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the Jared’s […]

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Obituaries: February 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: February 4-10 Edition

| February 4, 2015

Martella Williams Allen was born to Ednola (Richardson) Williams on Nov. 6, 1945 in Kimball, W.Va.  She was raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., by Ednola and Henry Williams whom she affectionately coined with the name “Daddy Henry.” Martell transitioned into eternal life on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Martella was united in Christ at the age […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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