Tag: business

Spotlight on Melonee Haney-Guy for being an inspiration

Spotlight on Melonee Haney-Guy for being an inspiration

| August 20, 2013

Jeanie profiles former inmate, recovering addict, cancer and stroke survivor, and now owner of Sparkling Touch cleaning service.

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Jesse & Sons: The oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne

Jesse & Sons: The oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne

| August 9, 2013

THE HACKLEY REPORT by Eric Donald Hackley—Interview with Scott Williams, son of Jesse Williams, founder of Jesse & Sons Barber Shop—the oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne

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Charlie Bob’s: More than a laundromat

Charlie Bob’s: More than a laundromat

| August 5, 2013

Click here to view photos of the laundromat. Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—By now, lots of folks are talking about what soon could become the city’s most famous laundromat, thanks to the establishment’s iconic owner—Charles “Charlie Bob” Wallace. On July 6, Wallace opened Charlie Bob’s Coin Laundry at 5439 S. Anthony Blvd. While nearly […]

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Photos: Charlie Bob’s Coin Laundry

Photos: Charlie Bob’s Coin Laundry

| July 24, 2013

Check out grand opening and behind-the-scenes images from the new high-tech laundromat on S. Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Click here to read the full from the July 31 print edition. (Photos by Michael Patterson & Condra Ridley)

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A note from the Frost Illustrated publisher: Time to demand fairness

A note from the Frost Illustrated publisher: Time to demand fairness

| July 16, 2013

First of all, let us offer a heartfelt “thank you” to all who attended and helped sponsor Frost Illustrated’s Third Annual Free Community Picnic. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you in the time-honored tradition of providing a platform for the black community and other disenfranchised people to speak for ourselves in our own voices. Your collective outpouring of support, however, gave stark contrast to an issue that portrays the other side of the coin—the widespread lack of respect and support for our voices in other quarters.

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Lack of Civil Rights Act enforcement diluting black business

| June 13, 2013

By Harry C. Alford—We have these programs from the blood, sweat and tears of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other giants of the Civil Rights Movement. They saw the vision of having a new and improved Civil Rights Act. They envisioned one that would be more comprehensive than the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1957. They demanded and bargained until President Lyndon Baines Johnson capitulated.

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Black Chamber creates microenterprise assistance program

| March 3, 2013 | Reply

By Sondra Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is off to a great start in 2013. After a successful first year in operation, we are actively engaged in fulfilling one of our objectives: to help businesses prosper and grow. The Chamber created the Microenterprise Development Assistance Program to help […]

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