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Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

Sylvester ‘Billy’ Bland giving competitors the blues on pool table

| March 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Want to hear the blues? Listen to Bobby “Blue” Bland. Challenge Sylvester “Billy” Bland to a game of eight-ball on the pool table and there’s a good chance you’ll be singing the blues after losing. Bland—Sylvester, that is—is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the city’s top pocket billiard (read “pool”) players when […]

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Fort Wayne Ballers schedule tryouts

| March 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Tryouts for the Fort Wayne Ballers AAU basketball team are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 13  fourth and fifth grade boys, and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 14 for sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys. Both tryout sessions are at St. Henry’s Catholic Church School, 2929 E. Paulding Road. For […]

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Fort Wayne Ballers AAU basketball try-outs set for March 7

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Boys in grades 4 through 8 are invited to try out for the Fort Wayne Ballers AAU summer traveling team. Tryouts, which include a light scrimmage, are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 7 at St. Henry Catholic Church School, 2929 E. Paulding Rd. For more information, call Coach Scott at (260) […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead local commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead local commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’

| March 1, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On March 8, Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is scheduled to lead a local 50th year commemoration of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march.

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Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

Elite runner Lauren Fleshman to speak at Fort Wayne Track Club banquet

| December 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Track Club recently announced that elite runner and Oiselle representative Lauren Fleshman is the scheduled keynote speaker for their 2014 annual banquet, Jan. 25, at Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road. Elite runner Lauren Fleshman is a U.S. track and field athlete who now runs for Oiselle, a women’s […]

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Pin Seeker league completes second season

Pin Seeker league completes second season

| December 10, 2014

Courtesy of Pin Seeker G.O.L.F. Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Pin Seeker G.O.L.F. (Golf, Opportunities, Lead and Learn, Fellowship through Fun and Fitness) club completed its second full season this year. “I turned out to be an unbelievable season. We fulfilled most of the club goals and established a positive relationship with several organizations and […]

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American Bullies enjoy piece of heaven in Fort Wayne

American Bullies enjoy piece of heaven in Fort Wayne

| November 18, 2014

By Chasiti Falls They say all dogs go to heaven. Well I have found a Fort Wayne gentleman who is creating a heaven on earth for American Bully dogs and the area’s young people. In reality, this Christian man is a trendsetter for the Midwest area dog lovers and handlers. Andrew Woodson and I go […]

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When does one become ‘black enough?’

When does one become ‘black enough?’

| November 11, 2014

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school. Wilson evidently concluded that it would be beneficial to tarnish his squeaky-clean image so more fans and players could relate to him. But, now […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

| October 15, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn’t a “big secret;” instead, it turned out to be the “big story.” Cameras spy on us everywhere these days. This public display of brutality toward the mother of his child, a […]

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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

NFL case sparks debate on spanking

| October 8, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his four-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major bruises and lacerations on his legs, […]

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