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Gala attendees talk role models for youth

Gala attendees talk role models for youth

| December 2, 2015

By Eric Hackley These interviews will be featured in an upcoming Self-Empowerment Book centered on students who attend the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program.   Interview with Paulina Williams-Washington, former middle and high school HackonomicsTV student interviewer/activist is now a nurse, educator and grandmother. Eric Hackley: I’m so glad to see you tonight. […]

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The Woods family honors their legacy of love

The Woods family honors their legacy of love

| September 22, 2015

By Chief Condra Ridley Smiles, hugs, laughter and happy conversations were overflowing all day as the Woods family joyfully united for their first “Meet and Greet” at McMillen Park in Fort Wayne.  This special occasion was originally conceived by Pat Woods Causey, her youngest sibling, Cassandra Woods and a few other family members who shared […]

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Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

| September 9, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Expressions Studio Gallery, located at 1415 Directors Row, is scheduled to present its first Artists’ Showcase from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20. Teresa Ridley Yarbrough, a gifted and accomplished artist who has been developing her artistic skills since childhood, opened Expressions Studio Gallery (ESG) in May to […]

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Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

| August 21, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and triumphs of African American boys and men–until now. His latest book, “Educating […]

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‘Somebody’ was a Central Tiger

| April 1, 2014

By Lisa Turner Special to Frost Illustrated Went I was 11 years old, they closed Central High School. I cried. I would never walk the halls that   Mary Alice Turner, Charlie Bob, Joyce Graham, Janet Kennedy, Leeann Wallace, Condra Leach or Marjorie Wickliffe, walked. (Just to name a few) I would never become a Central Kitten. (Oh […]

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‘Our ancestors recognized that education was the first step on the road to freedom’

‘Our ancestors recognized that education was the first step on the road to freedom’

| March 27, 2014

Interview with Chief Condra Ridley By Eric. D. Hackley The following is the transcription of an interview Chief Condra Ridley who introduced and spoke on One on One Education Services, founded by Ms. Jimella Harris during a Black History Month taping of Hackonomics: “Thank you Eric.  I appreciate your always being right on time in […]

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