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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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

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

| March 1, 2015

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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Interview with Narada Michael Walden

Interview with Narada Michael Walden

| February 25, 2015

Multi Platinum Grammy, Emmy winning producer, musician, recording artist   By Eric D. Hackley Narada Michael Walden is my fourth Cousin, once removed. Narada’s great, great grandfather Calvin Hackley {b.1836} and my great, great grandfather Jerome Hackley {b.1849} were brothers. Calvin was the last Virginia born Hackley and Jerome was the first Michigan born Hackley. […]

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Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

Condra Leach Ridley: ‘Central is the school of my heart forever’

| February 25, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost FORT WAYNE—The Central High Blowout of 2015 jumps off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  April 25 at the McMillen Park Community Center. For all festival inquires, visit  www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at (260) 420-0765. This following excerpts are from the coffee table […]

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We’re still talking about the N-word…

We’re still talking about the N-word…

| February 25, 2015

Despite what some might think, the U.S. still has a long way to go when it comes to having an open, honest dialogue about race. Case in point, we received a number of calls over the weekend about a story that appeared on News Channel 15 outlining how local auto racing promoter Dave Muzzillo allegedly […]

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Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

Purple hull peas offer rich taste, rich legacy

| February 25, 2015

By Ephraim Smiley Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Wilcox County, Ala., on a dusty road in a tiny shack where the blacktop ends. Miss Martha Kelsaw was my midwife and brought me into this world. I remember during , my childhood ,the yearly late-summer migrations ” home” to Coy, Ala. My parents […]

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Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Impressed by the idea of back to back championships? How about “three-peats?” That’s considered an extraordinary feat in any record. Given that, what would you say about a five-peat? One Fort Wayne team has achieved that—five back to back championships in the arena of knowledge. On Feb. 19, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation […]

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Listen to the beat of the drum: The Central High School band legacy

Listen to the beat of the drum: The Central High School band legacy

| February 11, 2015

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Central High School’s band, back when the school took roll and all was good—man, They Were Jammin’. They were so dope that kids from other schools, playing hooky, would come to pep sessions that weren’t like theirs. Friends and families of Central would also show; the rallies, held […]

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The history of E&M Tire: More than a business legacy

The history of E&M Tire: More than a business legacy

| February 6, 2015

The great black men in my family By Edna White Special to Frost Illustrated I always wanted to write about my family business and should’ve done this many years ago. I am doing it now before any more of my family passes away. My father, Eddie Morgan, passed away in 1985 and my brother, Larry […]

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Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

Yes, we’re marching again, but where are we going?

| January 27, 2015

“We are marching to Zion/Beautiful, beautiful Zion/We’re marching upward to  Zion/The beautiful city of God.”—Traditional Christian hymn by Isaac Watts and Robert Lowry “When Johnny comes marching home again,/Hurrah! Hurrah!/We’ll give him a hearty welcome then/Hurrah! Hurrah!’The men will cheer and the boys will shout/The ladies they will all turn out/And we’ll all feel gay […]

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