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Nigerian, Namibian papers scoop highest prize in explanatory journalism

| April 20, 2017
Nigerian, Namibian papers scoop highest prize in explanatory journalism

(GIN)—Way to go African media! The prestigious Pulitzer Prize which honors excellence in journalism has named two media outlets in Africa—working with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)—as distinguished 2017 winners for their groundbreaking reporting on the Panama Papers. This historic, global investigation uncovered offshore hideaways tied to mega-banks, corporate bribery scandals, drug kingpins, […]

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Get tech ready for summer

| April 20, 2017
Get tech ready for summer

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. That can only mean one thing—summer is almost here. But do you have the tech you need to make the most of it? Check out these selections to make sure you are well-prepared for the season. Samsung […]

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Obituaries: April 19-25, 2017 Edition

| April 19, 2017
Obituaries: April 19-25, 2017 Edition

Jerry Jerome Barbre, 28, was called Home on Monday, April 10, 2017. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jerry worked bridge construction for Primco in Fort Wayne. He was a family man, who kept everyone laughing and smiling. Surviving are his children, Jaidyn, Julian, Carter, and Camille (Loni); mother, Laurie; sisters, Megan (Jermaine), Nicole, and Alexis; […]

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Spotlight on the second If I Could Sing Lip-Sync Battle

| April 18, 2017
Spotlight on the second If I Could Sing Lip-Sync Battle

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? Check this out, the owner of Optimistic’s Enterprise full service Beauty and Barber Salon is entertaining the city again with a fantastic family fun night. If you missed the first one, you don’t want to miss this one because it’s back due to popular demand—mark your calendars.  So […]

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Boys & Girls Club Launches Blue Bucket Brigade

| April 18, 2017
Boys & Girls Club Launches Blue Bucket Brigade

Submitted by Jeanie Summerville Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club A new initiative, which Sgt. Mitch McKinney of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) calls a “movement,” was launched on Monday, March 20 with a morning press conference in the office of the Mayor Tom Henry. The movement, called the Blue Bucket Brigade, is […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs announces staff changes

| April 18, 2017
Boys and Girls Clubs announces staff changes

FORT WAYNE—The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne announced the following changes: • Becky Vandall was named  lead ataff at the Felllowship Unit, and

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From the womb to the world: When do Black men stop respecting Black women?

| April 18, 2017
From the womb to the world: When do Black men stop respecting Black women?

By The Konkrete Rose Special to Frost Illustrated We’ve all seen it. The long, heart felt captions under  an early 90’s photo capturing a young mom in her multi colored wind breaker, bamboo earrings dangling from her ear, as she holds her baby boy who’s grinning into the classic disposable camera.  The warm words that […]

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Annual Spring Book Fair to host northeast Indiana authors and artists

| April 17, 2017
Annual Spring Book Fair to host northeast Indiana authors and artists

FORT WAYNE—Canterbury School is scheduled to hold its annual Spring Book Fair, which is open to the community, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 18 through April 20, at 5601 Covington Road. Not only will the event have books for purchase for ages two through adult, it will also be a venue for a […]

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Wreath-laying ceremony planned for anti-apartheid activist

| April 16, 2017
Wreath-laying ceremony planned for anti-apartheid activist

(GIN)—Fierce anti-apartheid fighter Chris Hani will be remembered in South Africa this week at a time when the Africa National Congress faces its most serious internal divisions. Fortunately, many writings survive that reveal Hani’s physical and moral bravery. Among his most famous quotes are these: “What we need in South Africa is for egos to […]

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Uganda tries to silence ‘impolite’ activist fighting for sanitary pads

| April 13, 2017
Uganda tries to silence ‘impolite’ activist fighting for sanitary pads

(GIN)—She’s an activist and academic whose rants against the current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni are definitely rated PG if not Triple X. On live television, in one memorable occasion, she stripped half-naked to protest her eviction from her office at Makerere University, for allegedly breaching departmental policy.  In that case, […]

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