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Nigerian comic turns off fans over offending rape joke

Nigerian comic turns off fans over offending rape joke

(GIN)–A popular Nigerian comic is losing fans fast as he goes on the attack over a rape joke that fell flat. The joke sparked an exodus of fans who abandoned the comedian Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth but not before leaving a long trail of negative tweets and other unforgiving critiques. “Show me a man who […]

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Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

| July 2, 2014
Voices of Unity choir impresses New York City at Carnegie Hall

Acclaimed youth serve as Fort Wayne’s cultural ambassadors to world Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Unity Performing Arts Foundation NEW YORK—Fort Wayne’s Voices of Unity traveled to New York City recently to partake in a number of exciting events that culminated in an impressive performance at the world renowned Carnegie Hall. The students, most of […]

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Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

| July 2, 2014
Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. named NNPA interim president, CEO

PORTLAND, Ore. (NNPA)–Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of […]

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Crime & Safety Report: July 2-6 Edition

| July 2, 2014

18-year-old killed in Weisser Park Avenue area FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7 p.m., June 23, Fort Wayne police responded to the 2500 block of Weisser Park Avenue on multiple reports of shots being fired in that immediate area. Once on scene, officers located an unresponsive male down in a vacant lot between two homes on the […]

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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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