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Man taken in for pyschological evaluation after asking seven-year-old to shoot him

| June 21, 2016
Man taken in for pyschological evaluation after asking seven-year-old to shoot him

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:02 p.m., June 18, officers responded to a report of an armed subject at 10800 Patrician Place. Preliminary information indicates that the complainant party called police in regards to her husband having a gun.  She told officials that her husband pointed the gun at himself and attempted to get his seven-year-old stepson […]

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Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

| June 21, 2016
Ghana considers shutdown of social media in election day run-up

(GIN)—Ghanaians who use social media could find themselves staring at a blank screen instead of Facebook or Twitter under a plan now being considered by Ghana’s Police Service (GPS). Superintendent Cephas Arthur, Public Affairs director of the GPS, said that blocking Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets during the upcoming elections would be in […]

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Orlando massacre prompts vigils among African LGBTIQ

| June 21, 2016
Orlando massacre prompts vigils among African LGBTIQ

(GIN)—“Erasing 76 Crimes”—a website that tracks Africa’s anti-gay laws and acts of violence, carried news this week of a vigil in Uganda’s Kampala city for the 49 lives lost in Orlando, Florida, at the gay community’s gathering spot called Pulse. The “Uganda Is Orlando” vigil began with a reading by Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and a […]

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Angola finds another plum job for president’s wealthy daughter

| June 21, 2016
Angola finds another plum job for president’s wealthy daughter

(GIN)—Angola’s aging president has found a new and lucrative job for his daughter, Isabel dos Santos, who already holds the title of Africa’s richest woman. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, 73, this month tapped his daughter to head Sonangol, the national oil company. Using a presidential decree he also sacked the company’s directors, in a […]

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Hadi—the face of an immigrant on World Refugee Day

| June 21, 2016
Hadi—the face of an immigrant on World Refugee Day

(GIN)—The UN’s World Refugee Day is observed each year as a global observance of the plight of thousands of women, men and children forced to flee their country under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Severe drought, the loss of harvests, farm animals, clean water has also pushed many from their homes to attempt risky […]

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Black folks gather to celebrate, discuss Black Speculative Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy

| June 21, 2016
Black folks gather to celebrate, discuss Black Speculative Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy

By D.L. Russell Special to Frost Illustrated When I first walked into the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, in Atlanta, for the State of Black Science Fiction Convention, my first reaction was to smile because I realized I was around hundreds of black people who were just as weird as I am. The two day […]

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Carmen Hicks, national Christian rapper: A hip-hop story

| June 21, 2016
Carmen Hicks, national Christian rapper: A hip-hop story

By William Bryant Rozier Editor’s Note: William Bryant Rozier, on behalf of the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), is writing a series of articles about Fort Wayne hip-hop. The stories will lead to a hip-hop history event from the museum, with funding help by Arts United. Carmen Hicks, owner of Hicks Caskets, Monuments & […]

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Eleven Fort Wayne students among Crossroads Bible College 2016 grads

| June 19, 2016
Eleven Fort Wayne students among Crossroads Bible College 2016 grads

INDIANAPOLIS—Crossroads Bible College recently held its commencement ceremony on their main campus in Indianapolis. Eleven students from the Fort Wayne location received their degrees surrounded by friends and family. The Salutatorian out of more than 50 graduates was Fort Wayne’s own Jacquline Howell of Fort Wayne. She challenged fellow graduates to “Never let any obstacles […]

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Call yourself a saint-in-training

| June 19, 2016
Call yourself a saint-in-training

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers Never call yourself a bad person, but rather “a saint-in-training.” That’s the advice of former Director of The Christophers Father John Catoir, and it’s a truth he learned from his years counseling people as part of his priestly ministry. Father Catoir led The Christophers from the late […]

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Give the Father’s Day gift of tobacco free living

| June 18, 2016
Give the Father’s Day gift of tobacco free living

June is Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day is this weekend.  A great gift for your family this Father’s Day is to start living tobacco free.  Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and costs 11,100 Hoosier lives every year. Dads who smoke can celebrate Father’s Day by quitting, and family and friends […]

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