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Affordable-housing dreams become Section 8 nightmares

Affordable-housing dreams become Section 8 nightmares

| July 28, 2016

By Drew Johnson, Urban News Service WASHINGTON—Congress created Section 8 vouchers to offer very-low-income Americans “decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.” But recent examinations have found many such homes far from decent, safe or sanitary. Despite these promises from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website, this federal housing voucher program […]

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Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

| July 20, 2016

By Marilyn Marshall (Houston Defender, NNPA Member) The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military. Beginning Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, the museum will be the site of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of […]

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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

| July 18, 2016

Slain shooter had expressed anger over bullying, police shootings of blacks From various sources BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, American streets once again have erupted in deadly violence directed at law enforcement officials. According to various news reports, at about 8:40 a.m., Sunday morning, […]

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Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

| July 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when Joe Jordan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne shared with me that Mr. Smith has been an incredible role model and mentor to so many professionals for so many years and that he demonstrates […]

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The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Spotlight on Lewis Sims and his retirement celebration at American Legion Post 148

Spotlight on Lewis Sims and his retirement celebration at American Legion Post 148

| June 29, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: Next month will be the fifth year anniversary of shining the spotlight on you and the wonderful things that you do, in my column within Frost Illustrated.  Time goes by so fast but I’ve enjoyed every moment of bringing you some joy, beauty, happiness and some […]

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Fort Wayne Girlz Rock in Brazil with Pastor Anthony Payton’s mission trip

Fort Wayne Girlz Rock in Brazil with Pastor Anthony Payton’s mission trip

| June 23, 2016

By Eunice Tabron-Booker Special Media Coordinator, Frost Illustrated For those of you that have been following our coverage of Fort Wayne Girlz Rock and Come as You Are Community Church partnered mission trip to Brazil, as of Saturday June 18,  the mission has begun. Denita Washington, founder of Fort Wayne Girlz Rock and Pastor Anthony […]

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Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Coach H.C. Story, civil rights activist and youth advocate, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born in Akron, Alabama where he excelled in many sports but discovered he was destined to do other work for a time. As an adult, while still in the south, Story joined […]

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