Spiritual Matters

Think life, live longer

Think life, live longer

| November 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I wake up in the early morning hours after a sound sleep, I feel so good because I’m still alive. Hey! What a relief! When you think about it, life is wonderful and everyone should count their many blessings; see what God had done. Whether you have a chronic […]

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Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 26, 2014

Henry Leon Byrd was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Bertha Byrd. A long and beautiful life came to an end on  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. veteran. He was  previously employed by International Harvester and retired from Holsum Bakery. Henry […]

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne leads joint community effort to provide 400 Thanksgiving dinners to Housing Authority communities

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne took the lead again this year in coordinating what has become a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will be served to approximately 400 residents of the Brookmill Court and McCormick Place communities. Approximately 50 Boys & Girls Clubs members live in these Fort Wayne Housing Authority areas. […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

| November 25, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Many people come to God and even to church broken. We’ve been hurt by the world, by the people in it, by our families, our friends—and even church folks. Oftentimes, the hurt when it is not dealt with turns into anger. My former pastor once told me that hurt people, […]

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‘Women of Grace–A Work in Progress as We Face the Future’ theme at Union Baptist

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to join Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., as they celebrate their Annual Women’s Day on Sunday, Dec. 14. This celebration is scheduled to be held during Morning Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. The scheduled guest speaker will be the “dynamic and spirit-filled” Reverend Glenda Griffin, co-pastor of Changing Lives Outreach […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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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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