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Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

| April 10, 2015
Blacks now finishing high school at record levels

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history. This is the finding in a new issue brief titled, “Young Black America Part One: High School Completion Rates are at their Highest Ever,” published by the Center […]

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A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ‘Get Hard’

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ‘Get Hard’

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)–The comedy “Get Hard,” released March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers […]

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S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
S.C. Cop charged with murder after shooting black man in back

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle CHARLESTON, S.C.–Leaders of local civil rights organizations had been taking a wait-and- see approach to the April 4 North Charleston police shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, but voiced concern that Scott was unarmed when he was shot and that police said Scott had […]

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Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Reply
Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

By Rachel Kersey Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer via Howard University News Service NEW YORK—Warren Shadd has adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family—his grandmother, his father and his mother—all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from […]

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‘Holy-Day’ love!

| April 9, 2015 | Reply
‘Holy-Day’ love!

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Last week, one of my best friends posted something quite interesting on Facebook. She sent out a reminder that Resurrection Sunday was approaching and that those “CME Saints” would be coming. At first I didn’t recognize the acronym, but a quick inquiry from a few friends taught me what was […]

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Obituaries: April 8-14 Edition

| April 8, 2015 | Reply
Obituaries: April 8-14 Edition

Arthur J. “Mack” Moore, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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Save $2 at Fort Wayne Save-A-Lot stores

| April 8, 2015 | Reply
Save $2 at Fort Wayne Save-A-Lot stores

Save $2 off a purchase of $20 or more at Fort Wayne Save-A-Lot stores for one week only—April 7-15, 2015. Get your coupon today from this week’s edition of Frost Illustrated, available FREE from the Frost vending machines at the Bluffton Road and Paulding Road Save-A-Lot stores (for a limited time)! Shop these  Fort Wayne […]

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Spotlight on Willis Cotton of Roller Dome South skating rink

| April 8, 2015 | 1 Reply
Spotlight on Willis Cotton of Roller Dome South skating rink

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because I don’t know anyone who doesn’t enjoy rolling skating.  On that note, have some fun reading about the head manager of Roller Dome South as you get to know him better on our journey of love.  So, at this time, […]

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A. Philip Randolph Institute to hold scholarship banquet

| April 8, 2015 | Reply
A. Philip Randolph Institute to hold scholarship banquet

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will hold its annual Scholarship Award Banquet Saturday, April 18 at Link’s Wonderland.  The event begins at 6 pm with dinner and entertainment. A Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph Scholarship will be awarded to two local high school seniors who display a commitment […]

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The art of the Alabama road trip

| April 8, 2015 | Reply
The art of the Alabama road trip

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated It’s alleged that during a heavy rain storm in Alabama, fish as big as your hand fell from the sky and Moma Cook gathered them and cooked them. I owe my resourcefulness, environmental awareness and agricultural acuity to my parents Ephraim and Audrey Smiley and subsequently my great […]

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