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Poets to present work to public at Indiana Tech

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, in collaboration with the Auer Foundation, is scheduled to present SPEAK OUT, a night of poetry and spoken word expression, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17  in the Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater on the Indiana Tech campus, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Parking is free. An initiative of Student Life’s “Exploring Performance” […]

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Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

| November 12, 2014

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations including civil rights leaders, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 12-18 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014

One dead, one critical in Coliseum Boulevard crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., Nov. 3, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Coliseum Blvd. in regards to a traffic accident with a party pinned in the wreckage. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and paramedics also responded to the scene […]

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Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014

Irene M. (Coates) Cheeley, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born April 9, 1945 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Laverne Coates, Laval Coates, Vance Lamb, and Jason Lamb; sister, Lillian Underwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lamb. Service was Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at East Chestnut […]

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If I forgot your name… forgive me

If I forgot your name… forgive me

| November 12, 2014

 Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Although Spring is just around the corner, I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early Spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers. This plant was affectionately named, Forget-Me-Not, and was often […]

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Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

Shooting suspect arrested FORT WAYNE—On Oct. 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department served an arrest warrant in the 1100 block of High Street in reference to a shooting which took place Oct. 23 in the 2900 block of Gay Street where a male victim was shot multiple times. Detectives and members with the Gang and […]

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Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

| November 5, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Although I had my druthers about seeing “A Lesson Before Dying” because of the message and the manner in which a young African-American male is portrayed, I am glad I attended the play for the entire cast was exceptional! If you have yet to see it, pencil […]

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16th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner set for Nov. 22 at Pilgrim Baptist Church

16th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner set for Nov. 22 at Pilgrim Baptist Church

| November 5, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE –Minister Servant LeRoy Page and a faithful core of volunteers have labored hard in the fields of humanity to bring joy to the needy and elderly—at least for a season.  And, with that Christ-centered legacy in mind, that faithful core, are scheduled to present the Sixteenth Annual Dinner of […]

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Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

James Alton Gunder age 38 passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at home. As a native of  Fort Wayne, he graduated from Salvation Army ARC  and received his GED with honors in April 2002. He was previously employed in roofing, carpentry and auto repair. James enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson.  He had an affinity for […]

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Macy’s model of fairness

Macy’s model of fairness

| November 4, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis  Jr. NNPA Columnist I am always on the alert to make sure that black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all the time for what is wrong with society and with the world in which we live. The truth is whenever it is possible […]

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