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Obituaries: July 2-8 Edition

| July 2, 2014
Obituaries: July 2-8 Edition

Tyrone Alexander, 66, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Jessie M. Beasley Sr., 78, of Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 21, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate his life is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at True Love […]

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Things of interest

| July 2, 2014
Things of interest

Here’s one of our favorite site online. It’s put together by veteran journalist Richard Prince and constantly features topics of interest. As we approach the Fourth of July, pay special attention to some of the work here: http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative

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Keep pets safe this Fourth of July

| July 2, 2014

By Peggy Bender, Community Relations & Education Specialist Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control FORT WAYNE—Animal Care & Control wants pet owners to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday while keeping their pets safe and secure. Dogs and cats can easily become overwhelmed by the sudden explosions of fireworks causing panic and fear. Pets that […]

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Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

| July 2, 2014
Diabetes with a touch of cinnamon

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I have never been to a family gathering, church dinner, birthday party or dinner-dance, where a high calorie meal is followed by a higher calorie sweeter than sweet dessert. This combination of foods and desserts seems to get folks up into an “electric slide” attitude, thinking that they will burn […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

| July 2, 2014
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Pastors are men and women of God who are called to spiritually care for and lead God’s people. The position of pastor is esteemed highly in the African American community. This is even more so true for the African American church. It must be noted that this is the […]

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Frost publisher thanks public for support!

| July 2, 2014
Frost publisher thanks public for support!

  FORT WAYNE—As Frost Illustrated Publisher Edward N. Smith Sr. points out, it’s been no secret that newspapers across the country have been struggling to keep afloat. That’s been even more of an issue for the nation’s black-owned newspapers like Frost Illustrated. Advertising dollars have been hard for black newspapers to come by in the […]

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Amesty & Deliverance Fest seeking volunteers, donations, ministries for Aug. 23

| July 2, 2014
Amesty & Deliverance Fest seeking volunteers, donations, ministries for Aug. 23

FORT WAYNE—Organizers of the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Fest, scheduled for  Aug. 23 in McMillen Park, are looking for volunteers and vendors to participate. According to founder Joe Ayers, the annual event is designed to give people the spiritual lift and tools necessary to help them overcome afflictions that are holding them back from […]

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African Union summit hears call to review relationship with West

African Union summit hears call to review relationship with West

(GIN)–At a recent summit of African heads of state, the president of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea strongly rebuked western countries for “interfering” in Africa, and urged leaders to end economic dependence on the West. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, hosting a two-day summit of the 54-nation African Union, said a post-colonial relationship of unequals was holding back the […]

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Child marriage–Nigeria’s other scourge

Child marriage–Nigeria’s other scourge

(GIN)–Nearly 300 school-age girls are still in the hands of Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, but they’re not the only group of young women yanked from school against their will and made to work at the beck and call of husbands they did not choose. A new exposé rips Nigeria for its record number […]

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Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014
Freedom Summer –50 years later

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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