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Spotlight on mentors Joe and Michael Ayers

Spotlight on mentors Joe and Michael Ayers

| April 6, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? We’re still keeping the beauty alive about mentors who are here for your babies and they’re coming to you to prove they care.  They don’t want your child to be put on the wayside and thinking they’re not important because they are and, by the grace of GOD, they’ll […]

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Obituaries: April 6-12 Edition

Obituaries: April 6-12 Edition

| April 6, 2016

Ozie Bell Dates, 94, departed this life on Friday, March 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was known to many as “Mama Bell.” She was born on June 11, 1921 in Troy, Ala. Mama Bell retired from Magnavox and was a lifelong member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Mama Bell moved to […]

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Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

Criminal justice reform snagged in campaign politics

| April 5, 2016

By Dee Hunter, Urban News Service Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. “The cost of incarceration and a growing awareness of the problems with mandatory minimum sentences have created a diverse coalition calling for reforms,” said Kevin Ring, of Families Against Mandatory […]

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April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

| April 5, 2016

Courtesy Bea Williams-Tevis, Co-Founder Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group FORT WAYNE—Mayor Tom Henry Proclaims April 2016 Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Fort Wayne in recognition of the forming of the Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group. Sarcoidosis is a disease that affects many Americans, and others around the world. Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease that causes inflammation […]

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Let let Diane Rogers provide you a ‘Legal Shield’

Let let Diane Rogers provide you a ‘Legal Shield’

| April 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Diane Rogers is an independent associate for Legal Shield who wants the opportunity to help make your lives a little easier legally.  Feel free to call her anytime at (260) 418-2316 to get more information or become a member and if she doesn‘t answer, please leave a message.  She can also be […]

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UAW International vice president keynote speaker at the APRI Annual Scholarship Banquet

UAW International vice president keynote speaker at the APRI Annual Scholarship Banquet

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is scheduled to hold its annual Scholarship Award Banquet at 6 p.m., April 9 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. Jimmy Settles Jr, United Autoworkers International vice-president is the scheduled featured keynote kpeaker. Settles began his career as a trade union activist […]

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Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

| April 4, 2016

Covered variety of issues for Frost Illustrated as contributing editor FORT WAYNE—A brilliant light that once shone brightly in this community has transitioned to shed that light in another realm. Dr. Chasiti Iketia Falls, 37, made her transition, passing away peacefully on Saturday, March 26. Born July 24, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Carl […]

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The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

| April 4, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley On March 20, 2016, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was asked to speak on the Underground Railroad history of Mt. Calvary Church in Niles, Mich. Mt. Calvary was first organized in 1851 under the name of Second Baptist Church and was a member of the Anti-Slavery Baptist Association. […]

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Suspect in AutoZone shooting killed in gunbattle with police

Suspect in AutoZone shooting killed in gunbattle with police

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:38 p.m., March 20, officers with the Fort Wayne Police and Indiana State Police Departments responded to the AutoZone store located in the 300 block of East Rudisill in reference to an individual armed with a gun firing shots at this location. As officers arrived on the scene, they located an individual […]

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