Spiritual Matters

Bright light of Black Press dims: Bernal SmithII dies at 45

Bright light of Black Press dims: Bernal SmithII dies at 45

| October 31, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) The National Newspaper Publishers Association lost one of its own this week. Bernal E. Smith II, the president and publisher of the Tri-State Defender and a well-known civic leader in Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday. Smith was 45. The Tri-State Defender, among the longest running African-American newspapers in the […]

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Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

| October 25, 2017

ROBBIE T. HOLLIDAY, 89, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Born in Como, Mississippi, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, […]

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Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

| October 25, 2017

Frost Exclusive by S3 Thomas It has been a long and tedious journey for Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 1331 Gay Str. in Fort Wayne. According to some, PBC has been in the midst of what some would consider to be the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. Any organization that has undergone or will undergo […]

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Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

| October 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Tolbert, the the matriarch of the famed Tolbert musical, was a renowned education leader in the Summit City and tireless advocate for youth in the community, engaged in a wide variety of community projects, including Friends of […]

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Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

| October 20, 2017

Grandmother of late James Hardy, mother of Frost Illustrated writer Jeanie Summerville, matriarch of Norfleet standouts passes away FORT WAYNE—Emma L. (Wristpus) Summerville was born Nov. 19, 1931 in Caledonia, Mississippi.  She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Jennie (Williams) Wristpus. She departed this earthly life on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

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We need a values revolution in America

We need a values revolution in America

| October 17, 2017

Reclaiming our moral values, critiquing the so-called values voters summit By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II (President, Repairers of the Breach) 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your officials […]

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Panic, God is in control

Panic, God is in control

| October 12, 2017

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy The city located on God’s holy hill is the envy of the world, that is, New Jerusalem. The gleam from its glory cannot be hid as the light from the exalted city looms over the entire world.  The people of that city inhabit the praise of God because they have met […]

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Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

Bahá’ís of Fort Wayne to plant trees in preparation of bicentennial celebration

| October 11, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The local Bahá’í community of Fort Wayne are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Oct. 22. This will be a global, grassroots celebration with communities creating events large and small; many reflecting the diversity of nearly six million followers around the world. […]

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Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

| October 11, 2017

MINISTER ERNEST BASS was born February 16, 1936 in West Memphis, Arkansas, the son of Bertha Collins and R.B. Buckner. On Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 81, he exchanged this life for a pair of wings and was welcomed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternal […]

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