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‘The Mountaintop’ play brings dramatization of MLK’s final hours to USF campus

| January 14, 2015
‘The Mountaintop’ play brings dramatization of MLK’s final hours to USF campus

FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts presents “The Mountaintop,” a play by American playwright Katori Hall. Directed by Brad Beauchamp, “The Mountaintop” is a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The local production stars Fatima Washington and Ennis […]

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Movie Review: ‘Selma’

| January 13, 2015
Movie Review: ‘Selma’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  “Selma,” in the most inspiring way, relays MLK’s state of grace. It is a worthy homage befitting […]

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Message from the president of the MLK Jr. Club

| January 13, 2015
Message from the president of the MLK Jr. Club

By Bennie J. Edwards Happy New Year and welcome to the 30th Annual MLK Unity Day Celebration.  “Thirty years of service to the community” is our theme this year.  To honor this milestone, we are offering free admission to the Unity Day Celebration. We will start the day with the Breakfast with the Clergy.  This event […]

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APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

| January 13, 2015
APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

FORTVWAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is scheduled to award scholarships to two high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means to strengthen […]

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Groups collaborate on special youth summit

| January 13, 2015
Groups collaborate on special youth summit

FORT WAYNE—“Continuing the Journey,” a Youth Empowerment Seminar (Just Say YES) community forum, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 17 at McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Collaborators include: IDAAC, the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males, the Fort Wayne Urban League FWUL Guild, […]

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Scalise should be removed from House leadership

| January 13, 2015
Scalise should be removed from House leadership

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to […]

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The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

| January 13, 2015
The movement, the police state, letter and prescription for healing

Let us start by stating the obvious: America needs to have a serious, in-depth conversation about race. There is much this nation needs to  discuss with regard to race, from problems of economic and health disparity to the segregation in our spiritual institutions on Sunday mornings that belies the sickness of human division. That’s a […]

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Kelsaw, Davis earn Masonic scholarships

| January 13, 2015
Kelsaw, Davis earn Masonic scholarships

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Scottish Rite Masons Indiana Council of Deliberation Prince Hall Affiliation under the leadership of Deputy S.G.I. Robert Thomas 33º has awarded to deserving youth scholarships. Jeremiah A. Kelsaw, a 2014 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School and current computer science/IT major is the recipient of one of the […]

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Crime and Safety Report: January 14-20 Edition

| January 13, 2015

Caution not fear: No increase in local dog theft FORT WAYNE—Facebook and media reports have stated that animal theft is “on the rise” in our area. We took some time this morning to analyze these postings and get you the facts: • In 2015 Fort Wayne Police Department have not received any reports of animal […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

| January 13, 2015
Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you be satisfied?

The song “Satisfied” by The Walls Group begins with some thought provoking reflections and questions. Take a look: “If I never get that house, that car Or be a superstar, And my dreams never come true Will I be satisfied with you? And if no one ever knows my name And my gifts don’t bring […]

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