Special Reports

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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Woman learns to be careful opening her door

Woman learns to be careful opening her door

| May 20, 2014

By Chasiti Falls In 2014, you will not find too many people anymore who trust family members enough to allow them to live with them, let alone an acquaintance. There is a small population of people who put their faith in forces other than the hearts of man. Tamica Lincoln, originally of Fort Worth, Texas, […]

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Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

Hip hop leaders form partnership with NNPA

| May 16, 2014

By Jimmie Davis Jr. Special to the NNPA from the Miami Times MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—Upcoming hip-hop artists may find it challenging to get a DJ to play their songs or a mainstream media critic to review their music, but if they belong to Core DJs World Wide, they have nothing to worry about. Recently, leaders […]

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From Detroit to LA, NAACP prez has history of ‘selling out’

From Detroit to LA, NAACP prez has history of ‘selling out’

| May 16, 2014

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen Leon Jenkins, the Los Angeles branch NAACP president who awarded LA Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling with a Lifetime Achievement award among other commendations, lived, worked and won notoriety in Detroit. Jenkins was a 36th District Court judge between 1984 and 1987. During […]

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Pedophile asks to be deleted from Google search

Pedophile asks to be deleted from Google search

| May 15, 2014

When we first heard of this ruling, we wondered what the longterm impact would be. It’s interesting that people, particularly members of the current generation, have come to depend on Google and other searches to find what they consider to be reliable and current information. Such searches also are considered a reliable way to do […]

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Charita Niedermeyer: Breaking stereotypes, cultivating innercity women hunters

Charita Niedermeyer: Breaking stereotypes, cultivating innercity women hunters

| May 13, 2014

By Eric Hackley Eric Hackley:  I’ve seen pictures of you fishing, hunting with a bow and arrow and shooting birds with a shotgun. This is somewhat untypical. Charita Niedermeyer:  If you go back in my history, I’m from what people call the mean streets of Gary, Ind.  Gary is real close to Chicago.  So we’re […]

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