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Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Torch Club: Future leaders in the making

Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne’s Torch Club: Future leaders in the making

| May 4, 2016

Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club and Frost Illustrated Youth Affairs Editor Jeanie Summerville The 20 kids who belong to Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne are stepping up, learning to give back, and learning how to lead. These 10- to 12-year-olds are planning projects in our community and […]

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Spotlight on April Stephens of AprilRose Consulting

Spotlight on April Stephens of AprilRose Consulting

| May 4, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because she’s in business to help you stay in business by helping your business grow. And, we need that because in this thing called life, we’ve seen so many businesses within the community come and go and that saddens […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Luther Whitfield of New Covenant Worship Center

Spotlight on Pastor Luther Whitfield of New Covenant Worship Center

| April 27, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, I’d like for you to remember when you were a youth. When I was a youth, all of these wonderful programs and ministries for children didn’t exist except for the CETA program that provided […]

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Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

| April 26, 2016

(GIN)—Beyonce’s pick for lyrics setting off her latest production, LEMONADE, was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage. A 27-year-old born in Kenya to Somali parents, who published her first pamphlet, “Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth,” in 2011, Shire went on to win the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2013. “I […]

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Tributes pour in for pioneer of popular ‘soukous’ sound Papa Wemba

Tributes pour in for pioneer of popular ‘soukous’ sound Papa Wemba

| April 26, 2016

(GIN)—To some, he was the King of Congolese rumba—a sound that layered luscious Cuban rumba with African instruments and beats. Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative. “The world of popular music has lost a giant—a consummate musician, a shape-shifter who challenged […]

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Special ‘Blaxploitation’ Blu-ray/DVD series launches with Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

Special ‘Blaxploitation’ Blu-ray/DVD series launches with Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

| April 26, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.—As the premiere release in a special series of six fully restored “Blaxploitation” cult classics, “Dolemite” hustles onto a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, April 26 from Vinegar Syndrome (VS). Emerging in the U.S. in the early 1970s, Blaxploitation films—the first to regularly feature soundtracks of funk and soul music and primarily African American casts—were originally […]

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Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

| April 25, 2016

From various reports MINNEAPOLIS—In a year that has seen the deaths of a number of superstars in the entertainment world—Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Glenn the Eagles and the iconic David Bowie to name a few—this was by far the most shocking and, perhaps, unexpected. At approximately 12:50 p.m. EST, April 21, TMZ, […]

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Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

| April 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Kaneise Mitchell-Casey, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran High School, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 29 through July 1, 2016. The Congress is an honor-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of […]

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Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

| April 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Dawn Starks is the school leader, principal and superintendent of Timothy L. Johnson Academy that’s located at 4625 Werling Drive here in Fort Wayne and was formerly Village Woods Elementary School. 1.)  How does the partnership with the Boys and Girls Club work here? Joe Jordan is the executive director of Boys […]

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