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Film review: ‘Southside With You’

Film review: ‘Southside With You’

| September 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a twenty-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle […]

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UK Black Lives Matter tie up London airport over Africa’s climate crisis

UK Black Lives Matter tie up London airport over Africa’s climate crisis

| September 7, 2016

(GIN)—The UK-based Black Lives Matter group, which has shut down major traffic arteries over police brutality, took their cause to the London City airport this week over worsening climate conditions in Africa. Flights were cancelled after nine protesters from Black Lives Matter UK got on to the runway and chained themselves together. “Today’s BLM protest […]

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Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

| September 7, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Doris Proctor remembers her fear 33 years ago as she sat behind her 17-year-old son, Terrance, as he was sentenced for participating in several armed robberies. Bernice Stewart, her mother and Terrance’s grandmother, sat with her. “I just kept praying,” said Doris Proctor, 68, of Grand Prairie, Texas. “My mother was […]

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History meets innovation as Frost, Oh Def Network partner to serve community

History meets innovation as Frost, Oh Def Network partner to serve community

| September 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Two unique local communications businesses are putting their heads and resources together to create a joint venture representatives say will better serve their audience, clients and advertising customers by providing a variety of joint platforms to give people access to news and information. Frost Illustrated, Fort Wayne’s oldest independent weekly and Oh Def Network, […]

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‘Trusted comrade,’ Black Press legend George Curry dies at 69

‘Trusted comrade,’ Black Press legend George Curry dies at 69

| September 6, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributor) The Black Press lost one of it’s most celebrated warriors when George Curry, veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of the NNPA News Wire, died from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, Aug. 20. Curry was 69. “On behalf of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), we are […]

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Gifted guitarist, spiritual warrior W.R. Sanders crosses over at 57

Gifted guitarist, spiritual warrior W.R. Sanders crosses over at 57

| September 5, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its treasured artist recently with the passage of one of the area’s most revered musicians. Guitarist W.R. Sanders, a longtime collaborator with renowned R&B singer, musician and songwriter Ty Causey passed away at home Aug. 23 in Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 25, 1958 to the union of Bishop […]

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South African school ban on ‘untidy’ afros sparks student protests

South African school ban on ‘untidy’ afros sparks student protests

| August 30, 2016

(GIN)—A government-run school has been accused of racism for regulating the look and length of black students’ hair. Protests erupted at the Pretoria High School for Girls, once an all-white institution, when 13-year-old Zulaika Patel, who wrote an essay on black women “suffering at the hands of white privilege” was reprimanded by her teacher because […]

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Area AME elder elected bishop

Area AME elder elected bishop

| August 30, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Anne Henning Byfield to head up 16th District covering Caribbean FORT WAYNE—The Summit City played host to one of the region’s history making women this past Sunday when newly-elected African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Anne Henning Byfield delivered the message during Sunday morning service at Turner Chapel AME Church on Aug. 28. […]

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Pastor Bennie York crosses over at 88

Pastor Bennie York crosses over at 88

| August 30, 2016

Hardworking servant pastor founded ministry for homeless FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most revered spiritual leadeers recently. Pastor Bennie York, 88, entered the presence of the Lord while surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Premier Health & Rehabilitation Center. Throughout his career in the ministry, the Rev. York, who […]

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Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

| August 24, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Friends of Bethany FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently gave a special send-off to two participants and junior volunteers. Angel Johnson, daughter of Phillip and Flora Johnson, will enter her second year at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Angel is in an accelerated program as she pursues a Biology Bachelor […]

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