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The Art of Hair: A Day of Hair, Beauty, Body, and Spirit, March 14

| March 3, 2015
The Art of Hair: A Day of Hair, Beauty, Body, and Spirit, March 14

Special to Frost Illustrated from Identity Counts Cultural Consultants “You see my glory but you don’t know my hair story!”—Green Hair Revolution Most of us have it and wear it like a crown jewel; and those who don’t still present themselves in ways that express something meaningful about its absence. We spend time, talent, and […]

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Cotillion set for March 28—more than just a ballroom dance

| March 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On March 28, Ladies With Purpose is scheduled to host the 14th biennial “An Affaire Extraordinaire” Debutante Cotillion Ball at the Grand Wayne Center. The Cotillion, held every other year, is now a stable institution in the city of Fort Wayne. The purpose of the Cotillion is to promote scholarship and excellence for African American […]

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Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

| March 3, 2015
Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “For all of us today the battle is in our hands.  The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one.  There are no broad highways to lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions.  We must keep going.  Our aim must never be to defeat or […]

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Zeta Sorority announces Scholarship Program

| March 3, 2015
Zeta Sorority announces Scholarship Program

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of Eta Upsilon Zeta of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is currently accepting applications for the Zeta Memorial Scholarship Program. High school seniors planning to pursue a college education may apply.  Applicants must submit a completed application and meet the following criteria:  Demonstrate scholastic potential; be […]

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Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

| March 3, 2015
Rainbow PUSH’s Fincher offers ride to Selma celebration

FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Dr. Isaac Fincher, president of the local Rainbow PUSH organization, plans to attend the events in Selma, Ala. commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is scheduled to depart Fort Wayne on March 6 and return March 8. If you are […]

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Pilgrim Baptist to present Earlham’s Gospel Revelations in concert

| March 3, 2015
Pilgrim Baptist to present Earlham’s Gospel Revelations in concert

FORT WAYNE—Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St., is scheduled to present Gospel Revelations, in concert at 6 p.m., March 8. Gospel Revelations, a musical group from Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., is billed as one of Indiana’s finest collegiate choirs. Like their choir, Earlham College is ranked as one of the best, ranked among the […]

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead local commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’

| March 1, 2015
Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead local commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday’

FORT WAYNE—On March 8, Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is scheduled to lead a local 50th year commemoration of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march.

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Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

| March 1, 2015
Crime and Safety Report: March 11-17

Police investigate shooting; victim critical FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:32 p.m., March 4, the Fort Wayne Police department responded to calls about gunshots being heard in the 1900 block of Greentree Court. While officers were responding, another caller reported an adult male in a vehicle in the 1000 block of Buchanan Street suffering from an apparent […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015
THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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F.O.G (Favor of God) Warning

| February 26, 2015
F.O.G (Favor of God) Warning

By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your house. That’s God shifting things in your favor.”—Joel Osteen “Many […]

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