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Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Torch Club: Future leaders in the making

Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Torch Club: Future leaders in the making

| May 4, 2016

Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club and Frost Illustrated Youth Affairs Editor Jeanie Summerville The 20 kids who belong to Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne are stepping up, learning to give back, and learning how to lead. These 10- to 12-year-olds are planning projects in our community and […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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Spotlight on April Stephens of AprilRose Consulting

Spotlight on April Stephens of AprilRose Consulting

| May 4, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because she’s in business to help you stay in business by helping your business grow. And, we need that because in this thing called life, we’ve seen so many businesses within the community come and go and that saddens […]

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Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

Stith recipient of first Linda Ruffolo Award

| May 2, 2016

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Renowned teacher, community activist and historian Hana Stith received Tapestry’s prestigious Linda Ruffolo Dedication Award on April 29 at the Memorial Coliseum Convention Center during the 2016 “Tapestry: A Day for You”  hosted by IPFW and cosponsored by IPFW and Parkview Health. The award was named […]

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Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

Woman, 33, found shot to death in Lillie Street home

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who was discovered by a friend down in the victim’s home on Lillie Street. At approximately 1:10 p.m., April 25, emergency officials were called to a home in the 3600 block of Lillie Street where they found 33 year old Ileea Davis, […]

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NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 Religious Affairs Committee is scheduled to presents the Second Annual Women of Wisdom gathering at 12 noon, May 14, at Renaissance Baptist Church, 5515 S. Hanna St. Co-Pastor Glenda Griffin of Changing Life Outreach  Ministries  is the scheduled speaker. The event is designed to honor area “first ladies” who […]

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Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Operation Kidsafe is scheduled to host a free event in the Summit City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos off of Illinois Road and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14 at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive off of Lima Road. According to […]

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South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The South Side High School Class of 1975 is scheduled to hold its 41-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 28 at the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The cost for the event is $50 per person. To make a payment, go to www.southside1975.weebly.com to pay by credit […]

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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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