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The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its familiar spiritual leaders with the passing of the Rev. Leeandrew “Popcorn” Perry. The Rev. Leeandrew Perry was born on Sept. 28, 1950 to the late Rev. Dr. Calvin A. Perry and the late Oretha (Hurd) Perry.  He answered the Master’s call peacefully and received his heavenly reward into […]

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2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

| January 6, 2016

Pastor Anthony Payton, Pastor Robert Bell at forefront of MLK event Courtesy of the MLK Club Board of Directors FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Spotlight on A Reflection of 2015

Spotlight on A Reflection of 2015

| January 6, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Looking back on this past year, there’s been a lot of things that happened in Fort Wayne, some bad and some good.  But, I think the good outweighted the bad because I met a lot of wonderful and exciting people along the way and I hope you did too. […]

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Obituaries: January 6-12, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 6-12, 2016 Edition

| January 6, 2016

George Ervin Dunn, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Raised in Kinston, N.C., George worked as a Second Vice President and Facilities Director with Lincoln National Life, retiring in 1996. He was also a driver for Turnstone, CTN and City Wide. He was a Lt. Colonel in […]

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Veteran AME Pastor Dr. Archie Criglar crosses over Jordan at 71

Veteran AME Pastor Dr. Archie Criglar crosses over Jordan at 71

| January 5, 2016

Celebrating the Life of the Rev. Dr. Criglar—A brilliant mind, man for all seasons By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated’s editorial department also contributed to this story. FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its renowned spiritual leaders and the African American Episcopal Church lost one of its stalwart proponents recently. The Rev. Dr. […]

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Remembering Arbelia L. Burney Epps: An humble servant to God and mankind

Remembering Arbelia L. Burney Epps: An humble servant to God and mankind

| January 5, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Many times we read an obituary and think we know an individual; however, an obituary is never the essence of a person. There is so much that happens between that dash while one journeys life’s path, and it is because of this that I would like to share just some of […]

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Hospital refuses to comply with court ruling to supply evidence, deposition

Hospital refuses to comply with court ruling to supply evidence, deposition

| January 5, 2016

Dexter Rogers wins judgement against Parkview but says justice still delayed Editor’s note: The following is the continuation of Dexter Rogers’ battle to find answers in the death of his mother Carrie Bell Rogers’ August 2011 death after a fall while she was in the care of Parkview Hospital. The previous article focused on Dexter […]

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Wells Fargo robbed; suspect uses similar MO to Fifth Third robber

Wells Fargo robbed; suspect uses similar MO to Fifth Third robber

| January 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:26 p.m., Dec. 31, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on the 900 block of W. State Blvd. While police were en route to the report of an armed robbery, Fort Wayne Dispatch advised officers that the suspect […]

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Fifth Third Bank robbed

Fifth Third Bank robbed

| January 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4;54 P.M., Dec. 30, 2015, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a bank robbery at Fifth Third Bank at 6100 Rothman Road. Bank employees advised that the suspect was a male white, 5’9”, with a tan hat that covered his ears, between the ages of 25 […]

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I Am Garvey event draws community together

I Am Garvey event draws community together

| January 2, 2016

                [I Am Garvey event photos by Erma Belt] FORT WAYNE—Scores of folk gathered at the Weisser Park Community Center Dec. 27 to celebrate and to help reinvigorate the liberating message of the visionary messenger Marcus Mosiah Garvey during a special unity and economic development event sponsored by […]

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