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#JustEnergy Freedom: Indiana NAACP offers truth about solar energy

| February 20, 2015
#JustEnergy Freedom: Indiana NAACP offers truth about solar energy

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The utility companies are marketing and promoting the bill HB 1320 and the “inequities” of non-distributed generation ratepayers (folks that don’t have solar) that are contributing to “subsidies” for distributed generation ratepayers (folks that have solar). When speaking with Bryan Bullock, an attorney and stark environmental advocate out of Northwest Indiana, he […]

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Pastor Carl Whitt, MD, remembers Central High School

| February 19, 2015
Pastor Carl Whitt, MD, remembers Central High School

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are the from the coffee table […]

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Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

| February 19, 2015
Malcolm X: Civil Rights Activist, Minister (1925–1965)

By Dr. Ron Daniels The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the passage of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Dr. Martin Luther King’s role in these events is correctly capturing the imagination of Black America. But, there is another set of events that should also receive attention […]

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Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

| February 19, 2015
Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]

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Peggy Woodford Forbes: Wall St. history maker

| February 19, 2015
Peggy Woodford Forbes: Wall St. history maker

By Eric D. Hackley As part of my 2015 Black History Month Salute to descendants of Rev. J.W. Hackley of Niles, Mich., I’d like to present this interview with Peggy Woodford Forbes at the late 1990s Hackley Family Reunion outside Kalamazoo, Mich. That was my first time ever meeting Peggy. Her grandmother Bessie Hackley Woodford […]

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The time and what must be done: Approaching Saviours’ Day 2015

| February 19, 2015
The time and what must be done: Approaching Saviours’ Day 2015

By Kevin Muhammad Special to Frost Illustrated In the Book of Genesis 15:13, we witness a promise made by God to His servant Abram (Abraham), that says, “And know of a surety that thy seed will be a stranger in a foreign land that is not their own and shall be afflicted and enslaved for […]

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The myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

| February 19, 2015
The myth of the ‘Angry Black Woman’

By Chasiti Falls Once upon a time there was a sexy, educated, young African American woman in bed with her love interest. She had been waiting to be intimate with this love interest for quite some time. That particular night they had decided to cross that line and her appetite had yet to be satisfied. […]

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Spotlight on Teacher of the Year Lisa Maydwell

| February 19, 2015
Spotlight on Teacher of the Year Lisa Maydwell

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Part two of last week’s spotlight will be brought to you at a later date because it’s not everyday that I receive an exciting email, from a mother, whose daughter just received the Teacher of the Year Award. This young woman received that honor last week in Indianapolis and […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

| February 19, 2015
Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. welcomes applicants for the annual Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarships for College. These monetary scholarships are available to local students of African-American Heritage—male or female—who are pursuing or continuing their education beyond high school. An application form with the […]

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Retired teachers offer scholarships

| February 19, 2015
Retired teachers offer scholarships

FORT WAYNE—The Scholarship Committee of the Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation recently announced plans to offer an opportunity for upcoming juniors or seniors enrolled in an Education Program at any of Indiana’s universities and colleges to apply for a $2,000 scholarship for the 2015 school year. Ten scholarships will be awarded around the state to students […]

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