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Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

Tolbert to head Friends of Bethany

| March 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently announced that Juanita Tolbert has been chosen as the organization’s new executive director. Tolbert has been a volunteer at the organization for the past five years and has served in several capacities including mentor, home-school coordinator and youth director. Tolbert is a retired teacher/administrator and holds an Early Childhood Education […]

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Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

| March 7, 2015

By Mitch HarperSpecial to Frost IllustratedHow do you get people who need jobs to the employers who need workers?In the 1950s and 1960s transportation planning, it was commonly accepted that most cities exhibited a classic spokes and wheel pattern.  That is, factories and offices and the jobs those held, were largely in the center of […]

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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

| March 6, 2015

Wow! Talk about courting serious controversy before the upcoming elections. While we understand there are probably some seriously misleading conclusions that can be taken from this study, we can’t help but anecdotally note some of the folks we’ve seen proudly packing over the years—particularly members of openly white supremacist movements. As the study does seem […]

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APRI to hold local scholarship banquet

APRI to hold local scholarship banquet

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The A. Philip Randolph Institute Fort Wayne Chapter is scheduled to hold its Annual Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m., April 18 at Link’s Wonderland 1711 E. Creighton Ave. Jonathan Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League is the scheduled best speaker. Cordelia Lewis-Burks, former director of Indiana politics and legislation for […]

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Family applications now available for On My Way Pre-K August start

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Family applications for the free On My Way Pre-K program are available at CANI, 227 E. Washington Blvd., or online at http://www.in.gov/fssa/4947.htm. More than 20 programs are already qualified to offer On My Way Pre-K, and more are expected. A lottery will be conducted in May to select families that will be awarded grants. […]

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Northeast Indiana Building Trades, the Fort Wayne Urban League and the Indiana Plan are coming together to create a pathway into the skilled trades.  The need for more apprentices and more diversity within the skilled trades has brought about the BUILD program (Building Trades, Urban League & Indiana Plan Local Diversity).  BUILD has […]

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McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

McMillen site of free Total Health Seminar

| March 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation and Transitional Health are scheduled to  offer a Total Health Seminar at 6:30 p.m., March 12 at McMillen Park Community Center 3901 Abbott St. Total Health is a wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with […]

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Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

Spotlight on The Salvation Army (part two of two)

| March 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Let’s recap from part one that came to you about the Salvation Army that featured Dewayne Michaels.  Dewayne is a production worker at the Salvation Army Thrift store that’s located in Southgate Plaza.  We learned about his trials and tribulations and how they were conquered with the help of […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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