Spiritual Matters

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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Churches go green, save green, clean God’s green earth

Churches go green, save green, clean God’s green earth

| April 5, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service The biggest challenge at the Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of  Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ago when he heard a presentation about how going […]

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Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

| April 4, 2016

Covered variety of issues for Frost Illustrated as contributing editor FORT WAYNE—A brilliant light that once shone brightly in this community has transitioned to shed that light in another realm. Dr. Chasiti Iketia Falls, 37, made her transition, passing away peacefully on Saturday, March 26. Born July 24, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Carl […]

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Meet me at the bridge on the way to the mountaintop

Meet me at the bridge on the way to the mountaintop

| April 4, 2016

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place.  But, I’m not concerned about that now.  I just want to do God’s will.  And, He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain.  And I’ve looked over.  And I’ve seen the promised land.  I may not get there with you. […]

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The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

| April 4, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley On March 20, 2016, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was asked to speak on the Underground Railroad history of Mt. Calvary Church in Niles, Mich. Mt. Calvary was first organized in 1851 under the name of Second Baptist Church and was a member of the Anti-Slavery Baptist Association. […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Demand your inheritance

Spiritually Speaking: Demand your inheritance

| March 31, 2016

By James A. Washington (The Dallas Weekly) Courtesy of the NNPA This column is all about not putting limits on a limitless God. In church, the sermon was all about how we, as finite creatures, do a pretty good job of trying to put the infinite being of God into some way, shape or form […]

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Spotlight: I’ll Remember ‘MaBelle’ Ozzie Dates (June 11, 1921-March 18, 2016)

Spotlight: I’ll Remember ‘MaBelle’ Ozzie Dates (June 11, 1921-March 18, 2016)

| March 30, 2016

  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of yours days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to […]

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Obituaries: March 30-April 5, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: March 30-April 5, 2016 Edition

| March 30, 2016

Michael DeWayne James was born May 28, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Ind.  He was  the son of Gerald and Beverly A. James.  He departed this earthly life on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 57. He confessed his faith in Christ and baptized at Turner Chapel AME […]

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Obituaries: March 23-29, 2016

Obituaries: March 23-29, 2016

| March 23, 2016

Ollie Mae Jackson, 65, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

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Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On April 3, 1968 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the pulpit of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. […]

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