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Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 29, 2014

A Lesson Before Dying takes us back to 1948, rural Louisiana. A time and a place where it is not surprising that race is an issue in sentencing a young black man to death.

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Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

| September 24, 2014

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Steven Manning—a self-described proud Portage Junior High School Ram—was recently interviewed by Arise TV in New York City. Launched in 2013, Arise is an up-and-coming 24-hour news and entertainment channel that competes with CNN, the BBC and Fox News. An Arise producer learned about Manning from a USA […]

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Thoughts on the Class of ’74 Citywide Reunion

Thoughts on the Class of ’74 Citywide Reunion

| September 19, 2014

Compiled by Vicki Wade and Patricia Bramley The Class of 1974 Citywide Reunion took place on August 29 at Don Hall’s Guesthouse. The Planning Committee included Julius (Romey) and Carol (Babb) Stephens, Regina (Nelson) Moore, Peter Hill, Patricia Bramley, and Kevin and Edna (Hamilton) Clancy. Decorations were by Lorraine Williams Craig while Kenny Reese served […]

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African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball set for Oct. 18

| September 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center downtown. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African Americans enrolled in various healthcare programs—medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy and other related healthcare practitioner […]

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Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies

Man in ‘blackface’ robs several Walgreens pharmacies

| August 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A man masquerading in “blackface” is being sought in connection with a string of robberies. According to police, the person in the accompanying surveillance photos has robbed Walgreens Pharmacy of prescription drugs three times since July 11, 2014. Police said the suspect made a fourth attempt but fled after being noticed as soon as he entered the store.

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World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

World Cup star DaMarcus Beasley returns home to accolades

| July 22, 2014

He’s been renowned around the world for his winning ways on and off the soccer field, but last week, DaMarcus Beasley came home to accolades from his own.

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Spotlight on a successful Frost Illustrated Benefit Concert

Spotlight on a successful Frost Illustrated Benefit Concert

| July 9, 2014

This past Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the American Legion Post 148, we all came together, in the name of love, to help benefit Frost Illustrated.

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Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

Photos: Future of Civil Rights event

| July 8, 2014

The Future of Civil Rights event took place July 2 and was sponsored by the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne’s MLK Club and Frost Illustrated.

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Frost publisher thanks public for support!

Frost publisher thanks public for support!

| July 2, 2014

  FORT WAYNE—As Frost Illustrated Publisher Edward N. Smith Sr. points out, it’s been no secret that newspapers across the country have been struggling to keep afloat. That’s been even more of an issue for the nation’s black-owned newspapers like Frost Illustrated. Advertising dollars have been hard for black newspapers to come by in the […]

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Stolen money freezes Frost Illustrated account (WANE.com)

Stolen money freezes Frost Illustrated account (WANE.com)

| June 24, 2014

Investigators say Rosilene Taylor, a former, temporary employee of Frost Illustrated, is accused of writing thousands of dollars worth of stolen checks from the publication’s account. Now, the account’s frozen-and the publication’s founder is left trying to save his paper.

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