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(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

| March 4, 2015
(Black) Women’s History Month: Overlooked achievements

Editor’s note: The following piece by NNPA columnist Julianne Malveaux was written for Women’s History Month 2014. Given its timeliness and pointed commentary on how the history of black women in the U.S. typically goes unnoticed, we pulled Sister Malveaux’s essay from the NNPA archives to share with Frost Illustrated readers for this Women’s History […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015
Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Obituaries: March 4-10 Edition

| March 4, 2015
Obituaries: March 4-10 Edition

Queen Esther Lake Dunbar, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Surviving are her daughters, Marsha (Charlie Jr.) Reese and Anita Wallace; sons, Nathan (Michelle) Lake and Dr. Timothy (Carmon) Lake, Jesse Lake and Aaron (Jeannine) Lake; sister, Willie Lee Thompson; three brothers and two sisters all of Birmingham, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: March 4-10 Edition

| March 4, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: March 4-10 Edition

19-year-old critically injured in crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Feb. 24, Fort Wayne Police responded to the report of a vehicle crashing into a tree in the 2600 block of Belle Vista Boulevard. Once on scene police, fire and medics found a single vehicle occupied by the driver, 19-year-old Patrick Alan Payton III, which […]

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Central High School’s Willie B. Rozier: Steady as he goes

| March 4, 2015
Central High School’s Willie B. Rozier: Steady as he goes

Editor’s note: The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2015 jumps off on April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420.0765. Like their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CentralHighSchoolFest. As part of the historic celebration, Frost […]

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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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Video: Riverfront Development Study Master Plan

| March 3, 2015

The final presentation by consultant Kinder Baumgartner and “Big Reveal” of the City of Fort Wayne’s Riverfront Development Study took place on Feb. 4.

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The Art of Hair: A Day of Hair, Beauty, Body, and Spirit, March 14

| March 3, 2015
The Art of Hair: A Day of Hair, Beauty, Body, and Spirit, March 14

Special to Frost Illustrated from Identity Counts Cultural Consultants “You see my glory but you don’t know my hair story!”—Green Hair Revolution Most of us have it and wear it like a crown jewel; and those who don’t still present themselves in ways that express something meaningful about its absence. We spend time, talent, and […]

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Cotillion set for March 28—more than just a ballroom dance

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On March 28, Ladies With Purpose is scheduled to host the 14th biennial “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. The Cotillion, held every other year, is now a stable institution in the city of Fort Wayne. The purpose of the Cotillion is to promote scholarship and excellence for African American […]

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Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

| March 3, 2015
Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “For all of us today the battle is in our hands.  The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one.  There are no broad highways to lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions.  We must keep going.  Our aim must never be to defeat or […]

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