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‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

| January 25, 2016

Voices of Unity mark beginning of new year with stellar performance By Stephanie C. Woodson, UNITY Alumna Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne, Indiana is known by many as “The City of Churches.” It is home to many places of worship, large and small, of various denominations. While there are many churches within our community, […]

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Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

| January 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Just days ago, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day and as always, it was a wonderful experience with the MLK Club.  On that note, this week’s spotlight is a little different because he has a business that he said Dr. King would be proud of because he’s […]

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Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

| January 20, 2016

Betty Lee Holley, 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Floyd Moore Jr., passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 6, 2016.

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Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

| January 19, 2016

Integrated Fort Wayne swimming pools in the late 1940s; first local black bank exec FORT WAYNE—When William F. Hayden passed away last week, a family lost a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. And, the community lost a quiet champion for civil rights and a pioneer in the modern history of Fort Wayne’s […]

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Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

| January 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most stalwart voices for the cause of civil rights has gone silent. Labor leader, former city councilman and civil rights activist Victure L. Scruggs made his transition on Dec. 27, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne at age 85. Born in Holly Springs, Miss., to the late […]

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City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

| January 18, 2016

Dr. Timothy L. Lake tapped to lead Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—The congregation of Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., is scheduled to install new Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Lake during a special service at 4 p.m., Jan. 24 in the sanctuary of the church. Prior to the celebration, there will be […]

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Women In NAACP to sponsor Black History Month Brunch

Women In NAACP to sponsor Black History Month Brunch

| January 18, 2016

By Delois McKinnley-Eldridge, WIN Chairperson Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Women in NAACP (WIN) auxiliary of the Fort Wayne Branch of the NAACP is inviting the community—especially civil rights advocates and supporters—to attend the WIN Black History Month Brunch at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave., at 11 a.m., Feb. 27. Doors open at […]

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Man shot on Alexander Street; arrest made

Man shot on Alexander Street; arrest made

| January 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:07 p.m., Jan. 11, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Alexander Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics provided medical treatment to the victim, later identified […]

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A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 15, 2016

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.| From various sources including online King websites and Taylor Branch’s “Parting the Waters.”   In the beginning On Jan. 15, 1929, a second child is born into the family of the Rev. Michael King and Alberta Christine Williams King, the daughter of Atlanta’s […]

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