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Girls In Justice

| February 25, 2015
Girls In Justice

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist I’m grateful for a powerful new book, Girls In Justice by artist Richard Ross, a follow up to his moving earlier Juvenile In Justice, which combines Ross’s photographs of girls in the juvenile justice system with interviews he gathered from more than 250 detention facilities across the United States. […]

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Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

| February 25, 2015
Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost FORT WAYNE—The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are from the coffee table […]

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At margins of hot war, Somalis ‘hanging by a thread’

| February 25, 2015
At margins of hot war, Somalis ‘hanging by a thread’

(GIN)—After twin suicide bombings at a popular Mogadishu hotel last week that killed 25 and wounded 40, news reporters were seen swarming through the city, spotlighting the victims, the assassins, the motives and the official response. This left actor Barkhad Abdi, who played opposite Tom Hanks in the movie “Captain Phillips” and was making his […]

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We’re still talking about the N-word…

| February 25, 2015
We’re still talking about the N-word…

Despite what some might think, the U.S. still has a long way to go when it comes to having an open, honest dialogue about race. Case in point, we received a number of calls over the weekend about a story that appeared on News Channel 15 outlining how local auto racing promoter Dave Muzzillo allegedly […]

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Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

| February 25, 2015
Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Wilcox County, Ala., on a dusty road in a tiny shack where the blacktop ends. Miss Martha Kelsaw was my midwife and brought me into this world. I remember during , my childhood ,the yearly late-summer migrations ” home” to Coy, Ala. My parents […]

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Gay Marriage in Alabama

| February 25, 2015
Gay Marriage in Alabama

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]

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Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

| February 25, 2015
Crime and Safety: February 25-March 3 Edition

Five-year-old killed by gunshot FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:05 p.m., Feb. 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1500 block of W. Fourth Street in regards to a shooting.  Upon arrival it was determined that some sort of negligent discharge involving a gun took place and a five year old female was […]

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Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

| February 24, 2015
Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

FORT WAYNE—Impressed by the idea of back to back championships? How about “three-peats?” That’s considered an extraordinary feat in any record. Given that, what would you say about a five-peat? One Fort Wayne team has achieved that—five back to back championships in the arena of knowledge. On Feb. 19, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation […]

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Makeover Conference huge success

| February 24, 2015
Makeover Conference huge success

Post by Frost Illustrated. By Denise Jordan There was a buzz in the air right from the beginning. Each woman that walked in the door was greeted and welcomed to the Empower Her Zone. Words of encouragement and affirmation were spoken as women met up with long-time friends, made new acquaintances, and enjoyed the healthy […]

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AARP monthly meeting scheduled for March

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Chapter 187 of AARP is scheduled to hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m., March 5 at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne (corner of Wayne and Monroe). Mary Haupert, president of Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. in Fort Wayne, is scheduled to present on some of […]

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