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Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

| November 5, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Although I had my druthers about seeing “A Lesson Before Dying” because of the message and the manner in which a young African-American male is portrayed, I am glad I attended the play for the entire cast was exceptional! If you have yet to see it, pencil […]

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Art ‘Turk’ Burton: ‘I gravitated toward jazz, or African American classical music as I like to call it’

Art ‘Turk’ Burton: ‘I gravitated toward jazz, or African American classical music as I like to call it’

| November 1, 2014

Acclaimed percussionist to bring top quality performance to American Legion Post 148 Nov. 8 FORT WAYNE—Enthusiastic but humble, Art “Turk” Burton will often tell you that he never really became a “full time” musician, spending a significant amount of his time as an educator and in recent years as a writer, chronicling the history of […]

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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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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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