Spiritual Matters

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

| March 25, 2015

In amazing act of love, courage, Muslim teacher donates a kidney to Christian student By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid […]

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‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

‘Doctor Ben’ legendary scholar of Egypt, was dean of Harlem Street University

| March 24, 2015 | 2 Replies

Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan joins ancestors at 96 By Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm […]

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Pray on God’s time, not yours

Pray on God’s time, not yours

| March 19, 2015

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times If you’re like me, prayer is a subject that keeps popping up because sometimes out of sheer habit, I keep doing it. Intellectually I understand its purpose and its benefit. But sometimes, I get lost in the reality of by whom and under […]

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Obituary: Joseph Richard Eversole

Obituary: Joseph Richard Eversole

| March 18, 2015

Joseph Richard Eversole, 22, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne and a graduate of Homestead High School, Joseph worked alongside his father at DTM. He was a certified wilderness EMT, enjoyed playing music, and loved archery. He will be remembered for helping and caring for others and his […]

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Spotlight on the beauty within the heart of Pastor Carlton Lynch (part two)

Spotlight on the beauty within the heart of Pastor Carlton Lynch (part two)

| March 18, 2015

What’s up, babies? Last week, we met Pastor Carlton Lynch, who told how he entered the ministry and how he has endured and risen from various trials. This week, we follow up with part two of his story so that you may know, feel and understand the different things that he’s done to prove his loyalty to the community, […]

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Obituaries: March 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: March 18-24 Edition

| March 18, 2015

Hilery David Ferguson, 97, departed this life on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. He was born on March 30, 1917. Hilery was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Porter Ferguson. Service was Saturday, March 14 at Concordia Lutheran Church. Bessie M. Jackson, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Fort Wayne, answered the call of our Lord […]

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They said I wouldn’t make it…

They said I wouldn’t make it…

| March 17, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever heard the song “I’m still holding on” by artist Luther Barnes featuring the Rev. F.C. Barnes and the Rev. Janice Brown? The beginning of the words of the song go like this: They said I wouldn’t make it. They said I wouldn’t be here today. They said […]

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Children learn valuable biblical, life lessons at ‘little church with a big heart’

Children learn valuable biblical, life lessons at ‘little church with a big heart’

| March 17, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Christ Church Of Faith, described by folks as “a little church with a big heart,” dedicates every third Sunday morning of “the little people.” A team of cooks, KaRrin Eldridge and Michelle Wallace, starts the morning at 9 a.m. with a hot breakfast for all children that are there to […]

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Union Baptist Church: A focus on our youth

Union Baptist Church: A focus on our youth

| March 17, 2015

Black History Knowledge Bowl, viewing of ‘Selma’ By Rosalind Walker-Lewis Special to Frost Illustrated from Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—The weekend of Feb. 28 and March 1 was full of history sharing and competitive fun with Union Baptist Church family and friends. Two events were held that focused on young adults ages 13 through 19 […]

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The next chapter in the struggle for racial justice

The next chapter in the struggle for racial justice

| March 17, 2015

By the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black United Church of Christ Is it the straw that broke the camel’s back or the spark that ignited a forest fire? Any way you look at it, the events of Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo., awakened many Americans to a reality too well known in communities of color […]

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