Special Reports

Keep pets safe this Fourth of July

| July 2, 2014

By Peggy Bender, Community Relations & Education Specialist Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control FORT WAYNE—Animal Care & Control wants pet owners to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday while keeping their pets safe and secure. Dogs and cats can easily become overwhelmed by the sudden explosions of fireworks causing panic and fear. Pets that […]

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Frost publisher thanks public for support!

Frost publisher thanks public for support!

| July 2, 2014

  FORT WAYNE—As Frost Illustrated Publisher Edward N. Smith Sr. points out, it’s been no secret that newspapers across the country have been struggling to keep afloat. That’s been even more of an issue for the nation’s black-owned newspapers like Frost Illustrated. Advertising dollars have been hard for black newspapers to come by in the […]

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Rescue Mission launching campaign to address panhandling, homelessness

Rescue Mission launching campaign to address panhandling, homelessness

| June 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On June 28, The Rescue Mission will launch an initiative aimed at addressing panhandling and homelessness during the 5th Annual South Side Fest. Panhandling and homelessness are serious issues in many urban areas, and Fort Wayne is no exception. “Seeing someone holding a cardboard sign on the street makes us feel uncomfortable. Do we […]

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Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

| June 26, 2014

Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]

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Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

Frost Illustrated Struggling To Survive After Thousands Stolen (21Alive)

| June 26, 2014

A well-known newspaper that’s been around for 45 years may cease to exist. The publisher of “Frost Illustrated” says thousands of dollars were stolen, which has put the weekly newspaper in the red.

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Thomas N. Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’

Thomas N. Todd: ‘You can’t download freedom’

| June 26, 2014

Activist spouts overlooked “four-letter” words to make a point By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (NNPA)—Rapidly-expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer. Speaking […]

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Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

Frost Illustrated newspaper scraping by after theft (journalgazette.net)

| June 25, 2014

Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.

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Traditional parental roles changing

Traditional parental roles changing

| June 25, 2014

Fathers changing how they interact in family By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But, that picture has always been a […]

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Community Foundation distributes $919,155 in grants this quarter

| June 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $919,155 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: Allen County Education Partnership ($35,000)—Literacy program for kindergarten through third grade children; Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($25,000)—Arts and cultural programs; Blue Jacket ($10,000)—Computers, printers, and network equipment; Boy Scouts of […]

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New report: Blacks ‘beyond broke’

New report: Blacks ‘beyond broke’

| June 7, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The growing racial wealth gap—$200 in median wealth for blacks in 2011 and $23,000 for whites—threatens national economic security in the U.S., according to a recent report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions. “When it comes to the racial gap in liquid wealth, African Americans and Latinos […]

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