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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016
Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016
A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

| May 16, 2016
American Red Cross, IU Health combine efforts to incorporate largest single onboarding of nurses since WWI

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross (ARC) and Indiana University Health will combine their efforts for a comprehensive nursing service alliance that will engage the state of Indiana from now until 2018. This announcement also coincides with National Nurses Week. The IU Health/ARC alliance will represent the longstanding history of nursing humanitarians that […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016
Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

| May 16, 2016
Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Paris McFarthing remembers how his father received his Master’s degree one year before he passed and that his mom, Roxsandra Clemons-McFarthing, was just as proud of him then as she would have been if it had occurred 30 years earlier.  Education was important to Roxsandra.  She knew the sacrifices her […]

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Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

| May 16, 2016
Companies pay out millions in settlements as discrimination lingers

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As a country, America has historically short-changed its people of color in virtually every dimension of life: education, employment, housing, public accommodations and voting to name a few. To remedy discriminatory practices and policies, a series of federal and state laws were enacted over several decades to guarantee […]

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Brightpoint helps people soar!

| May 16, 2016
Brightpoint helps people soar!

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Frost Illustrated Special Features Editor When I left at 7:30 a.m., to attend Brightpoint’s Second Annual Recap Breakfast at Ceruti’s, there were few bright sunshiny beams the morning of May 4. Yet, when I entered the breakfast area, one could definitely surmise, there was mercy all around the room. Steve Hoffman, […]

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Police investigate shooting at local inn

| May 15, 2016
Police investigate shooting at local inn

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 p.m., May 7, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 3730 East Washington Blvd., the site of Hallmark Inn, in reference to a shooting. A woman reportedly called dispatch and advised that  her boyfriend had been shot.  The woman hung up and did not provide any additional information. Officers […]

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Shooting victim dropped off at St. Joseph Hospital

| May 15, 2016
Shooting victim dropped off at St. Joseph Hospital

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:55 a.m., May 13, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call from St. Joseph Hospital at 700 Broadway St., in reference to a shooting victim who had arrived at the emergency room. The adult male victim appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound to his neck. A […]

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Man found shot to death before making it to trial on drug charges

| May 15, 2016
Man found shot to death before making it to trial on drug charges

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:51 a.m., May 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3700 block of Maywood Avenue in reference to an unknown problem.  A woman reportedly called dispatch and was crying hysterically, provided the address and hung up. Officers arrived on scene and made entry into the residence where they […]

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