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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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’68 Northrop girls inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

’68 Northrop girls inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

| May 9, 2016

By Vicki Wade FORT WAYNE—The 1986 Northrop Girls Basketball Team was inducted Into The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30. The team went 29-0 and won Northrop’s first Girls Basketball State Championship. The team consisted of: • Coach David Riley, coach • Christa Cook, guard • Kristen Dierdorf, guard • Cindi Westendorf, guard […]

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Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

| May 9, 2016

Ballot set for Nov. 8 Allen County elections Stutzman defeated in U.S. Senate primary; unorthodox candidate wins for Democrats in 3rd District House race   INDIANA—As expected, Indiana’s May 3 Primary Election proved crucial for some in this year’s heated presidential contest. For Senator Ted Cruz, the Hoosier contest was a do or die affair […]

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The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

| May 9, 2016

FBI, lawsuits could not stop effort to create largest migration in American history By Erick Johnson (From The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) There were more than six hundred black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South […]

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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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