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Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

| March 7, 2015
Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

By Mitch HarperSpecial to Frost IllustratedHow do you get people who need jobs to the employers who need workers?In the 1950s and 1960s transportation planning, it was commonly accepted that most cities exhibited a classic spokes and wheel pattern.  That is, factories and offices and the jobs those held, were largely in the center of […]

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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

| March 6, 2015
Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Wow! Talk about courting serious controversy before the upcoming elections. While we understand there are probably some seriously misleading conclusions that can be taken from this study, we can’t help but anecdotally note some of the folks we’ve seen proudly packing over the years—particularly members of openly white supremacist movements. As the study does seem […]

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Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

| March 6, 2015
Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

While this report is sure to anger many, particularly in the law enforcement community, many others, especially in “minority” communities will see it as vindication and proof that repeated reports of police abuse and violation of citizens’ constitutional rights by police agencies is not just paranoid ramblings. In fact, some in the police community have […]

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APRI to hold local scholarship banquet

| March 6, 2015
APRI to hold local scholarship banquet

FORT WAYNE—The A. Philip Randolph Institute Fort Wayne Chapter is scheduled to hold its Annual Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m., April 18 at Link’s Wonderland 1711 E. Creighton Ave. Jonathan Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League is the scheduled best speaker. Cordelia Lewis-Burks, former director of Indiana politics and legislation for […]

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Visiting Nurse grief support group at Fort Wayne Urban League

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Beginning, March 24, Visiting Nurse will hold a free, grief support group from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 South Hanna St. This group will meet on the second and fourt Tuesday of every month. Led by Visiting Nurse grief counselor Rick Leone, this group is open to […]

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Family applications now available for On My Way Pre-K August start

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Family applications for the free On My Way Pre-K program are available at CANI, 227 E. Washington Blvd., or online at http://www.in.gov/fssa/4947.htm. More than 20 programs are already qualified to offer On My Way Pre-K, and more are expected. A lottery will be conducted in May to select families that will be awarded grants. […]

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015
Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

| March 6, 2015
Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

FORT WAYNE—The Northeast Indiana Building Trades, the Fort Wayne Urban League and the Indiana Plan are coming together to create a pathway into the skilled trades.  The need for more apprentices and more diversity within the skilled trades has brought about the BUILD program (Building Trades, Urban League & Indiana Plan Local Diversity).  BUILD has […]

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Black Women’s Roundtable announces empowerment project

| March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently announced the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project is designed to provide more than 2,000 black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable […]

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The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

| March 5, 2015
The ‘Freedom Riders’ of Australia

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist One day in late February 1965, an interracial group of 29 university students rode into a small, segregated town looking to make trouble. For in this community, people of color were served last at stores, forced to sit in the front row at theaters and forbidden to swim in public […]

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