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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

| May 1, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades black Americans have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations. This anniversary of the Million Man March will have a special meaning and significance for Black America and all who […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League Guild Scholarship Ball a success

Fort Wayne Urban League Guild Scholarship Ball a success

| April 30, 2015

By Sheila Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne Urban League Guild hosted our Annual Masquerade Ball scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 at Link’s Wonderland. The net proceeds raised from this event directly support scholarships to high school seniors in the Fort Wayne, Allen County area. The Guilders was honored to have Angel Suttle […]

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Spotlight on D&M Apparel Biker Leather

Spotlight on D&M Apparel Biker Leather

| April 30, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? It’s a beautiful day to be alive and thriving, as we travel together on our journey of love, to get to know one another better.  And, on this journey, don’t forget to take GOD along with you because HE loves the attention, always has and always will.  On that […]

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Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

Tired of black men getting shot down, killed in cold blood

| April 30, 2015

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com)–What began as a minor traffic stop apparently for a malfunctioning tail light ended with a homicide. Another black man, another white cop and another video of a police officer killing an unarmed person. The amateur recording showed Michael Slager, 33, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

| April 30, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever found yourself asking this question: “Why me?” This question often comes up in response to a trying or difficult time in one’s life. Serving in the ministry and dealing with crisis situations, the one question I am consistently asked by the church folks  as well as those […]

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Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

| April 30, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is a listing of candidates on the 2015 Primary Election ballot for various offices in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Please note that voters in Indiana must declare a party during primary elections and can vote only for candidates from that declared party, unlike in the general election when people can […]

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Ellis funeral brings back neighborhood memories

Ellis funeral brings back neighborhood memories

| April 28, 2015

By Eric Hackley

Today I attended the funeral of Juanita Ellis. I spent my first eight or nine years living next door to Ellis Funeral Home. Mrs. Ellis has known me longer than I’ve known me.

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Four arrested after warrant served

Four arrested after warrant served

| April 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Just before noon, April 24, officers of Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant in the 800 block of Poplar.  As a result of this investigation, four individuals were arrested at the scene. They were: • Michael Cardwell, arrested on a felony […]

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Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

Black on black crime amasses far greater death toll than police shootings

| April 28, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—There is no doubt that the U.S. is experiencing a crisis with regard to the alarming number of unarmed African American men being killed by the police. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the videotaped shooting of Walter Scott that led to a murder indictment against a white, South […]

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Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

| April 25, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]

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