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
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]