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Director of world health body cancels job offer to Zimbabwe president

| October 25, 2017
Director of world health body cancels job offer to Zimbabwe president

(GIN)—The Ethiopian director-general of the World Health Organization has rescinded his appointment of President Robert Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador after four days of heavy international pressure. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, whose own appointment sparked controversy in his home country, had appointed the Zimbabwean leader to the ceremonial position of honor. Tedros, who goes by his first […]

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Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

| October 25, 2017
Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

ROBBIE T. HOLLIDAY, 89, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Born in Como, Mississippi, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, […]

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Spotlight on General Motors Retiree Club

| October 25, 2017
Spotlight on General Motors Retiree Club

By Jeanie Summerville What’s, up babies? Check this out: For years, I’ve heard great things about the General Motors Retiree Club Picnic’s and Christmas Parties and what I heard is, everyone has a wonderful time. The food is delicious and their Christmas Party is for a great cause.  But, now I know firsthand because I […]

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Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

| October 25, 2017
Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

Frost Exclusive by S3 Thomas It has been a long and tedious journey for Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 1331 Gay Str. in Fort Wayne. According to some, PBC has been in the midst of what some would consider to be the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. Any organization that has undergone or will undergo […]

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Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

| October 24, 2017
Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

Stellar young Charmaine Model & Talent Agency member makes national debut ORLANDO, Fla.—One of Fort Wayne’s brightest young talents recently made waves on the national stage as part of the upcoming generation of runway and stage talents. Exavior Fuller attended the ARTS Showcase in Orlando, Florida with Charmaine Models & Talent Agency from Fort Wayne […]

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Thomas Essex: Community father, a man among men

| October 23, 2017
Thomas Essex: Community father, a man among men

Some men do great things; great men do everyday things that become wonderful and respected by the City of Fort Wayne and the State of Indiana. Mr. Thomas Essex Jr. is such a man. He graciously works hard each day to help solve problems of individuals, families and businesses. He is well-known in Allen County. […]

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Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

| October 20, 2017
Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Tolbert, the the matriarch of the famed Tolbert musical, was a renowned education leader in the Summit City and tireless advocate for youth in the community, engaged in a wide variety of community projects, including Friends of […]

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Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

| October 20, 2017
Congressional Black Caucus memebers host panel discussion on STEM careers

ALC panel encourages high school students to pursue STEM careers By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) A recent panel discussion hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, showcased the importance of an education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The panel discussion was held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual […]

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Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

| October 20, 2017
Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

Grandmother of late James Hardy, mother of Frost Illustrated writer Jeanie Summerville, matriarch of Norfleet standouts passes away FORT WAYNE—Emma L. (Wristpus) Summerville was born Nov. 19, 1931 in Caledonia, Mississippi.  She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Jennie (Williams) Wristpus. She departed this earthly life on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017
Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

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