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HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

| July 27, 2015
HUD announces new rule to combat housing discrimination

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a new rule to assist the department’s grantees in meeting their anti-segregation and anti-discrimination mandates. Under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, HUD and its program participants are not only barred from discrimination based […]

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Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

| July 27, 2015
Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

By Jamal Robinson Special to Frost Illustrated I mentioned in my last article that I would write about life, community and culture with a global perspective. That would not be possible without my passion for entrepreneurship. I believe we all should be entrepreneurs in some capacity in our lives. Actually, we are all entrepreneurs. This […]

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Governor Pence, Indiana Black Expo honor Fort Wayne’s Genois Wilson Brabson

| July 27, 2015
Governor Pence, Indiana Black Expo honor Fort Wayne’s Genois Wilson Brabson

Frost Staff Report INDIANAPOLIS—On July 14, Governor Mike Pence in conjunction with the 45th Annual Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration & IBE Business Conference selected Genois Wilson Brabson as this year’s recipient of the Sam Jones Trailblazer Award at the Governor’s Reception held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. In 1966 Sam Jones was named […]

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The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

| July 27, 2015
The Women In NAACP (WIN) 5th Annual Back to School Picnic set for Aug. 1

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—It is “that” time of year again. Students are heading back to school and it’s hard to determine who is more excited, the students or the Women In NAACP (WIN)! “A student that’s prepared for school, when they enter that first day with the resources they need, […]

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Pilgrim Baptist Church VBS

| July 26, 2015
Pilgrim Baptist Church VBS

FORT WAYNE—Pilgrim Baptist Church,1331 Gay Street, is scheduled to host a Vacation Bible School July 27 through July 31. The theme this year is  Adventures at Sea, Diving Deeper for God’s Treasures. Students will travel through a daily excursion. Matthew 13:45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls. […]

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Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

| July 26, 2015
Spotlight on Benjamin F. Clark, display artist

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It’s not everyday that one can walk into a historical museum and is introduced to the person whose collections are on display there but this did happen.  And, with this happening, I was able to learn more about our heritage and gaze upon the beauty of the historical African American […]

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Quaker conference examines lives of LGBTI community in Zimbabwe

| July 26, 2015
Quaker conference examines lives of LGBTI community in Zimbabwe

By Paul Ricketts Special to Frost Illustrated Friends General Conference is the third largest Quaker denomination in the United States and held its annual conference at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.. The beautiful campus is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Quakers  have for the past three centuries affirmed the worth and dignity of […]

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Put down the guns: Boxing, mixed martial arts alternatives to solving conflict

| July 26, 2015
Put down the guns: Boxing, mixed martial arts alternatives to solving conflict

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 16,121 homicides in the United States in 2013. More than 11,000 of those killings were caused by firearms. What better way is there to teach our children that all lives matter? Now is the time for peace. Violent crime inflicts a heavy economic and emotional burden on […]

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Man busted for heroin sales

| July 26, 2015
Man busted for heroin sales

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:31 a.m., July 17, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 436 West Williams St.  Narcotics detectives had investigated heroin and fentanyl sales at this location, and obtained a search warrant for this address. During the service […]

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Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

| July 26, 2015
Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., July 20, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1400 block of Greene Street in reference to a possible attempted rape investigation. As officers and  paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed a male adult laying on the ground unresponsive. Paramedics provided medical attention to the […]

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