Special Reports

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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Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

Local students inducted into National Urban League National Achievers Society

| June 4, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s brightest were center stage last week when the Fort Wayne Urban League inducted  more than two dozen young people into the National Urban League’s National Achiever Society. This year,  the Society honored 27 local middle and high school students from both city and county  schools during a ceremony at Turner […]

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NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

NAACP presidential selection process again mired in controversy

| June 3, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked the Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas,  as the top candidate five years ago to become president and CEO of the NAACP. But Haynes wasn’t the favorite of Julian Bond, then chairman […]

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Wells Fargo to lend $100 Billion to small businesses by 2018

Wells Fargo to lend $100 Billion to small businesses by 2018

| May 30, 2014

By Deepak Chitnis Special to the NNPA from New America Media NEW YORK—Wells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at budding entrepreneurs looking to help their small businesses grow, entitled Wells Fargo Works for Small Business. The initiative was unveiled at the first-ever South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAY WE) conference that […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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Youth make up Great American Clean-up groups in Oxford Association area

Youth make up Great American Clean-up groups in Oxford Association area

| May 27, 2014

By Mary L. Morris Special to Frost Illustrated Since its hard to locate African American males who reside within our Oxford Association boundaries to participate in the Great American Clean-up day, May 17, we had two groups who stepped up to the plate to shine with young people. The two groups were: Omotayo Rite of […]

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Being a leader: Going beyond what is required

Being a leader: Going beyond what is required

| May 26, 2014

Editor’s note: On May 21, 14-year-old Lauryn E’Leesia Jones was award the 2014 Youth Humanitarian Award by the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana. Prior to her selection, Ms. Jones was asked to submit an essay on leadership to the Red Cross. Frost Illustrated recently was granted the privilege of publishing that insightful essay on […]

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14-year-old Lauryn Jones earns Red Cross humanitarian award along with Chuck Surack of Sweetwater

14-year-old Lauryn Jones earns Red Cross humanitarian award along with Chuck Surack of Sweetwater

| May 26, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Scores of caring people gathered to  honor two of the city’s most giving people. On May 21, the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana named Sweetwater Sound founder and President Chuck Surack as Humanitarian of the Year during a ceremony at the University of St. Francis Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne. During […]

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Courageous young woman Ta’Bria Neosha Collier crosses over

Courageous young woman Ta’Bria Neosha Collier crosses over

| May 22, 2014

Editor’s note: In the May 15, 2013 edition of Frost Illustrated, we published a piece by staff writer Jeanie Summerville on a courageous young woman named Ta’Bria Neosha Coliier.  We also published a follow up article on this extraordinary young woman in our July 31, 2013 edition.  We recently received word that Ta’Bria has gone on […]

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Igniting your entrepreneurial spirit: Interview with Ms. Shontel Norwood-Vignaude, beauty consultant at Mary Kay

Igniting your entrepreneurial spirit: Interview with Ms. Shontel Norwood-Vignaude, beauty consultant at Mary Kay

| May 22, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley:  A lot of what you spoke about tonight was centered around personal goal setting. Did being involved with Mary Kay teach you that, or did you come to the table with a pretty good concept of already knowing how to set and achieve goals? Shontel Norwood-Vignaude: I was born with […]

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