Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: February 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: February 4-10 Edition

| February 4, 2015

Martella Williams Allen was born to Ednola (Richardson) Williams on Nov. 6, 1945 in Kimball, W.Va.  She was raised in Fort Wayne, Ind., by Ednola and Henry Williams whom she affectionately coined with the name “Daddy Henry.” Martell transitioned into eternal life on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Martella was united in Christ at the age […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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Why daughters need fathers

Why daughters need fathers

| January 28, 2015

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Excerpted from “Raising Black Girls and Educating Black Girls” The media and the academic community provide a wealth of information on why boys need their fathers. The most obvious being you can’t be someone you have not seen. Girls can look at their mothers and receive the importance and significance of […]

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Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

Obituaries: January 28-February 3 Edition

| January 28, 2015

Elder Earl L. Arrington was born June 8, 1968, in Marion, Ala. At the age of 46 passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He was a 1986 graduate of Francis Marion High School and was employed by Avery Dennison for 20 years. In his free-time he enjoyed golfing, bowling and hunting. He was member of Greater […]

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‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is scheduled to present the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine,” chronicling Dr. Clayborne Carson’s play about Dr. King as it was presented in Palestine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Downtown Allen County Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. Dr. Carson is […]

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Spotlight on Bishop Joe L. Swanson of Greater Living Epistle House of Yahweh

Spotlight on Bishop Joe L. Swanson of Greater Living Epistle House of Yahweh

| January 27, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re making the best out of every situation that you encounter, on a daily basis, to help ensure yourselves and others some well deserved joy, happiness, beauty and some form of peace of mind because I sure am and […]

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Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

Examining Pastor Anthony Payton’s “Leadership Reflections”

| January 27, 2015

Editor’s note: Fort Wayne’s own Pastor Anthony Payton of Come As You Are Community Church recently released his book “Leadership Reflections.” Already acclaimed by many as a powerful, insightful guide into the methods and attitudes needed for successful leadership not only in the church but in the community, the book has attracted attention not  only […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I’ve got a new home!

| January 27, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I remember growing up and singing songs like “I’ve got a new home, over in Zion, and it’s mine, mine, all mine!” Do you remember hearing those kinds of songs? I have mixed emotions as I think of having a new home. Having a new home implies that there was […]

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Obituaries: January 21-27 Edition

Obituaries: January 21-27 Edition

| January 21, 2015

Fannie Adams, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Canterbury Nursing Home. Born March 29, 1922, in Marion, Ala., she was a daughter of Elhue and Maude Brooks. She is survived by her son, Ulysses Barnes; grandson, Christopher Barnes; brother, Thomas Brooks; sister, Lucille Hickman; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral […]

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015

Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags.  And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]

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