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William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

| August 23, 2016
William Barber’s prophertic voice demands voting rights, justice for all

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The headlines blared almost non-stop. “Rev. William Barber Rattles the Windows, Shakes the DNC Walls,” NBC News said. “The Rev. William Barber dropped the mic,” the Washington Post marveled. And, “Americans who’d never heard of Rev. William Barber II won’t be able to forget him after last […]

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Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

| August 23, 2016
Trump’s Wisconsin speech addresses poverty, crime in black community

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, Trump appealed to African American voters offering an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “Hillary Clinton has had her chance. She failed,” said Trump. “Now it’s time for new leadership.” After the speech, Trump conducted another internal shakeup that installed […]

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Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

| August 22, 2016
Can we rebuild Black Wall Street

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) “There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago, but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories, but leave […]

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Taking a closer look at black mental health

| August 22, 2016
Taking a closer look at black mental health

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges—from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues—the African American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden. […]

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Saudi Temple #50 Saudi Court #121 post busy summer, fall schedule

| August 22, 2016
Saudi Temple #50 Saudi Court #121 post busy summer, fall schedule

By Regina Moore Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—A local masonic organization has been spending the summer offering support to various community endeavors and events. In May, Saudi Temple #50 Saudi Court #121 provided snacks for Waynedale Elementary School for a field trip. On June 4, the Temple gave away two bicycles—one boy’s and one […]

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A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

| August 22, 2016
A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment I met Emmary when she entered 6th grade at Lakeside Middle School where I was the learning reader. During her tenure there, Emmary excelled academically and athletically.  She was a straight A student and played volleyball, basketball and ran track.  Her mother, Debra Butler was an […]

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Par-Tee Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Fort Wayne

| August 22, 2016
Par-Tee Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Fort Wayne

By Dwight Thomas Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Par-Tee Golf Club FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Par-Tee Golf Club will welcome golfers from around the Midwest and all corners of the nation to participate in the club’s Annual Scholarship Tournament, Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 at Brookwood Golf Course in Fort Wayne and a […]

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Man found dead in backyard

| August 22, 2016
Man found dead in backyard

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:56 a.m., Aug. 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Schilling Avenue in reference to a report of an unconscious subject. A homeowner had called the police to report she located an unresponsive male victim lying in her backyard and said it appeared the victim […]

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After Justice Department’s report, where are calls for Baltimore mayor to resign?

| August 17, 2016
After Justice Department’s report, where are calls for Baltimore mayor to resign?

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing report on the state of the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) as a part of its civil rights investigation following the death of Freddie Gray. The report stated in part, “The Justice Department announced today that it found […]

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South Side High School’s Clopton, Smith earn Milton M. Morgan scholarships

| August 17, 2016
South Side High School’s Clopton, Smith earn Milton M. Morgan scholarships

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of the Milton M. Morgan Family FORT WAYNE—On Sunday, August 14, Turner Chapel AME Church awarded the Milton M. Morgan, M.D. Scholarship to two area high school students—Brianna Clopton and Kelsey Smith. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Milton Morgan, a general surgeon, who practiced medicine […]

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