Spiritual Matters

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

| November 20, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes! Have you ever attended a wedding only to hear the bride or groom answer “I don’t” when the minister asks if the other person agrees to take them as their chosen spouse. Or, have you ever witnessed a guy proposing to his wife and the response to the […]

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Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

| November 20, 2014

Arthur Byrd Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd; children, Thelma Tabron, Arthur (Carol) Byrd Jr., Mattie (Eugene Jr.) Blackwell, British (Douglas Jr.) Jones, Darrell (Debra) Byrd, Bernadine Russell, Bernadette Lamaster, and Stacy Lemont (Rhonda) Byrd; brother, Tommie “Sonny” […]

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Workshop, choir reunion, concert set for Greater Progressive

Workshop, choir reunion, concert set for Greater Progressive

| November 20, 2014

By Marcellus Barnes Sr., submitted by Dana Ellis Special to Frost Illustrated I am so excited about coming “home!” Yes, I was born in Evansville, Ind., but it was in Fort Wayne, at the age of 18, where Pastor Ternae T. Jordan Sr. gave me the opportunity to leave my nest in Evansville and I […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you covered?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you covered?

| November 12, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Health insurance, and more specifically The Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCARE) is a highly debated political issue. Opinions differ from many ideological perspectives; however, let us but for a moment, assume that all human beings deserve some level of reasonably priced health care coverage. And in this article, I would […]

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Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014

Irene M. (Coates) Cheeley, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born April 9, 1945 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Laverne Coates, Laval Coates, Vance Lamb, and Jason Lamb; sister, Lillian Underwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lamb. Service was Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at East Chestnut […]

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16th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner set for Nov. 22 at Pilgrim Baptist Church

16th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner set for Nov. 22 at Pilgrim Baptist Church

| November 5, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE –Minister Servant LeRoy Page and a faithful core of volunteers have labored hard in the fields of humanity to bring joy to the needy and elderly—at least for a season.  And, with that Christ-centered legacy in mind, that faithful core, are scheduled to present the Sixteenth Annual Dinner of […]

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Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

James Alton Gunder age 38 passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at home. As a native of  Fort Wayne, he graduated from Salvation Army ARC  and received his GED with honors in April 2002. He was previously employed in roofing, carpentry and auto repair. James enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson.  He had an affinity for […]

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Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

| November 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne native who served the Urban League movement at the local, regional and national levels passed away recently in Fort Wayne. Jacqueline J. Patterson, who got her start in the movement at the Fort Wayne Urban League and, years later, retired as the executive director of the Milwaukee Urban League died Oct. […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

| November 2, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The late Farrah Fawcett earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Francine Hughes in the 1984 television movie “The Burning Bed.” The TV adaptation shows flashbacks while Francine stands trial for murder after she snapped one day. She poured gasoline around […]

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Rev Stewart Speaks! The power to say “No!”

Rev Stewart Speaks! The power to say “No!”

| November 2, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “…but I don’t want to offend him/her!” Have you heard anyone say this lately in response to feeling a sense of obligation to say “yes” to something that is out of their desire? Before I took part in my chaplaincy training program, I had very little knowledge of the fact […]

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