Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: June 15-21, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 15-21, 2016 Edition

| June 15, 2016

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Maestro Robert Nance kicks off first Wayne Street UMC’s Adventures in the Musical Arts

Maestro Robert Nance kicks off first Wayne Street UMC’s Adventures in the Musical Arts

| June 14, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin FORT WAYNE—Wednesday, June 1 was the kick off of the Adventures in Musical Arts (AIMA) at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. This program has been in existence many years, because the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church has been committed to offering some exceptional eclectic musical talent in the area […]

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On a mission

On a mission

| June 14, 2016

   

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Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

| June 13, 2016

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special Frost Illustrated Correspondent In an effort to make these observations authentic, I must greet all of you as Muhammad Ali would in the Arabic: “As-Salaam-Alaikum!”  Now for the uninformed it simply means “peace be unto you”, and it is certainly something our world needs to bring more abundantly into […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to world through music

Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to world through music

| June 12, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) When you think of the best in the world of art, names such as John Biggers, Augusta Ossawa Tanner, Michelangelo, Rembrant, Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci come to mind. Now when you think of the best artists in the world of gospel music, there […]

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Turner Chapel Jazz Night explores gospel roots of contemporary music

Turner Chapel Jazz Night explores gospel roots of contemporary music

| June 12, 2016

Music fellowship gathering to feature performance of Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme FORT WAYNE—Local audience will get a glimpse of that gospel foundation to a number of classic types of American music during Turner Chapel AME Church Jazz Nite, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 25, in the basement hall of that the church, […]

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Oped: Quakers press for Palestinian-Israeli peace solution

Oped: Quakers press for Palestinian-Israeli peace solution

| June 8, 2016

“We, the disinherited of this land, we who have been oppressed so long, are tired of going through the long night of captivity. And now we are reaching out for the daybreak of freedom and justice and equality.”—“The Montgomery Bus Boycott”sermon at Holt Street Baptist Church by Martin Luther King Jr. By Paul Ricketts In […]

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Spotlight on Blue Jacket and it’s beauty (part two of two)

Spotlight on Blue Jacket and it’s beauty (part two of two)

| June 8, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Are you enjoying this awesome weather we’re having?  Of course you are and it feels so good.  On that note, we recap part one of our visit with Blue Jacket. You met Tony Hudson who’s the Executive Director of Blue Jacket that’s located at 2826 S. Calhoun St., here […]

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Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

| June 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The cofounder of one of the Summit City’s most venerable eateries, Epsie Dandridge Brooks, passed away May 17 at the age of 94. She and her husband Willie opened Brooks BBQ serving the community for many years. Epsie Dandridge Brooks, was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on Aug. 17, 1921 to the late George […]

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