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Study pre-k students get warm gift of love from their ‘Nana’

Study pre-k students get warm gift of love from their ‘Nana’

| November 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Students in a local pre-kindergarten program went home with more than just warm feelings about school last week, thanks to the generosity of a well-known community worker. On Friday, Nov. 13, local legendary seamstress Loretta Loy—better known as Nana of Nana’s Creations Made With Love & Imperfections—donated a number of her iconic children’s blankets […]

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Spotlight on the movie ‘Moves Gettin’ Made—Money Gettin’ Made’

Spotlight on the movie ‘Moves Gettin’ Made—Money Gettin’ Made’

| November 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? You may remember two of these young men, from a couple of years ago, when they were spotlighted because they opened a new recording studio and within that spotlight, they shared of a movie that they were putting together that would capture some of Fort Wayne’s finest artist.  Well, […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford—Part 2

Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford—Part 2

| October 30, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Indiana was beginning to change. The Hoosier Minority Chamber of Commerce was taking form with the moral support of the Concerned Clergy and Indiana Legislative Black Caucus led by the efforts of State Representative Bill Crawford. We got the two major utility companies in Indianapolis to come into compliance […]

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A trembling heart is a troubled heart

A trembling heart is a troubled heart

| October 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Let us say, that you are at home and a loved one suddenly complains of chest discomfort and falls suddenly to the floor. Most likely, the person is experiencing cardiac arrest. In other words, the heart begins to tremble, which means that it is incapable of pumping oxygenated blood to […]

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One student dead, one injured as shooting at TSU grabs national attention

One student dead, one injured as shooting at TSU grabs national attention

| October 27, 2015

By Tyler Doggett and Jeffrey Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times On October 9, Texas Southern University (TSU), a historically black university in Houston, Texas, was placed on lockdown after a shooting near the campus that claimed the life of one student and severely injured another. The student, 18-year-old […]

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Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71

Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71

| October 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most versatile musicians made his transition recently. Thomas “Socrates” Brown, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Brown was one a family of talented and well-known area family of musicians, which includes his brothers Ted, Donald “Don,” Richard “Dick” and James “Jim as well as nephews […]

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Zion Lutheran to host Fall Festival Dinner

Zion Lutheran to host Fall Festival Dinner

| October 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2313 S. Hanna at Creighton Street is scheduled to hold its Fall Festival Dinner and Crafts event 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 7 The main dinner is designed for people ages 11 through adults and includes sausage, sauerkraut or green beans, mashed potatoes, dessert, coffee or milk. The cost […]

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Former NAACP president, James W. Breedlove, to speak at Link’s Wonderland

Former NAACP president, James W. Breedlove, to speak at Link’s Wonderland

| October 12, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—James W. Breedlove, former president of the Fort Wayne branch of the NAACP, is the featured speaker at a signing for an recently updated version of one of his classic books, “Controversial Commentary About America,” scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 7 at Link’s Wonderland, […]

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Police exercise caution in suspected booby-trap incident

Police exercise caution in suspected booby-trap incident

| October 1, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:50 a.m., Sept. 29, Fort Wayne police responded to an address in the 900 block of Lake Avenue to serve an emergency detention order on an individual. When officers approached and knocked on the door, the individual opened his door but quickly closed it on officers and retreated back into his apartment. […]

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Bedrock Youth Academy: My Brother’s Keeper, My Sister’s Keeper

Bedrock Youth Academy: My Brother’s Keeper, My Sister’s Keeper

| September 22, 2015

By Chasiti Falls “…And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’”—Genesis 4:8-9 Allen County has grassroots organizations that are […]

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