Spiritual Matters

‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

| December 15, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular […]

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Get out of your own way

Get out of your own way

| December 14, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “In the story of Ugly Duckling, when did the Ugly Duckling stop feeling Ugly? When he realized that he was a Swan. Each of us has something Special, a swan of some sort, hidden inside somewhere. But until we recognize that it’s […]

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Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

Technology and the continuing Civil Rights Movement

| December 12, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his “I Have a Dream” speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists. “Dr. King could not have predicted what was next. But, we now see what […]

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Journey to justice

Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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Southern Heights Baptist to present instructive, inspirational play

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Christian Education Department of Southern Heights Baptist Church, 4001 S. Anthony Blvd., is scheduled to present the play, “CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER,” at 4 p.m., Dec.14. The public is invited to come out to this event. The play will focus on 5 Acts: Act I: The period of the Judges Act II: The establishment […]

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Obituaries: December 10-16 Edition

Obituaries: December 10-16 Edition

| December 10, 2014

Eddie L. “Gasman” Jackson, 74, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 18, 1940, in Tuskegee, Ala. He retired from Dana Corporation with more than 30 years of service. Surviving are: daughters, Renisea (Paul) Hoffman, Toya Warfield and Towanna (LeRoy) Ganaway; sons, Anthony (Vickie) and […]

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United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black statement in response to Ferguson grand jury

| December 10, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In the months that have passed since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last August, the attention of the nation on Ferguson, Missouri, has sharpened the reality that racism still exists in our country and is as deadly as ever.  Our prayers for justice have been fervent but the […]

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Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Brenda Ann Whitt, 60, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Frost Illustrated sports writer and artist Larry Whitt. Brenda was born on Nov. 28, 1953, in Fort Wayne. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Larry; and sons, Jarvis, Eugene […]

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Obituaries: December 3-9 Edition

Obituaries: December 3-9 Edition

| December 3, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, two month old infant son of BreeAnna Hout and Javon Davis of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are: his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Oh give thanks!

| December 2, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Every day is a day of Thanksgiving. God’s been so good to me, everyday He’s blessing me. Every day is a day of Thanksgiving, take the time to glorify the Lord today!” Above you will find the lyrics to a popular traditional gospel song that people often sing around Thanksgiving […]

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