This video message was delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou on behalf of the American people in memory of Nelson Mandela.
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated I know most of you scurried around on Black Friday trying to find those bargain gifts, and if you did not find that which you wanted that Friday after Thanksgiving, some of you returned to the stores on slick salespeople shopping Saturday. Why do I refer to […]
(GIN)—A video tribute to Nelson Mandela by poetess Maya Angelou is being distributed widely over the Internet. Ms. Angelou reads the poem with deep feeling on the video, which was heard recently on the news show DemocracyNow! The American novelist, in an interview with CBS New York, described meeting Mandela in the 1960s. Mandela and […]
The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor, pioneering civil rights leader and founder of one of the nation’s met effective faith-based civil rights organizations, has died. He was 95.
By Jeanie Summerville—I was in attendance at the Fort Wayne Urban League Gala Extravaganza 2013 so I could see and feel the beauty and bring it to those of you…
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Deputy Chief Garry Hamilton said he would like to see the department staffing numbers more reflective of the city’s population numbers.
In our tribute to Bettye Jean Poignard, Lionel Richie said it best: “You’re once, twice, three times a lady,” and Fort Wayne loves you. Poignard, in her departure from this life on Thanksgiving Eve, caused most of us to reflect on her contributions personally and professionally
There is so much I could say regarding the Bettye I knew; and I will share some of that later. However, I decided to talk to some of the people who crossed the path of Mrs. Poignard, my sorority sister and one of my friends, while she was making her journey on God’s Earth.