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Highlighting Reflections N Glass Corvette Club scholarship recipients

Highlighting Reflections N Glass Corvette Club scholarship recipients

| August 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville You may remember that Reflections N Glass Corvette Club was spotlighted in Frost Illustrated  July 5, 2016 and it’s purpose was to help raise money for their second annual scholarship fund.  Well today, Sunday July 31, 2016 is the actual day those scholarships of $200 were handed to four deserving students to […]

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Hackley family contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial

Hackley family contribution to the Indiana Bicentennial

| August 4, 2016

Black Hackleys reunite after almost 180 Years By Eric D. Hackley THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN IS SAID HACKLEY GENEALOGY PARALLELS AMERICAN HISTORY. The purpose of this Hackley history perspective is to “Take a Second Look at Fort Wayne and Indiana’s historical ‘Exclusion, Subjugation & Distortion’” of present and past Fort Wayne […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Temple

Spotlight on Pastor Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Temple

| August 3, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope that you’re taking time out of your busy schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  As we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another better because I’m definitely doing […]

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Fort Wayne Police Department request assistance with rash of church burglaries

Fort Wayne Police Department request assistance with rash of church burglaries

| August 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in a string of church burglaries that date back seven months. Six church burglaries have been reported in the month of July, two in January and one in March. Items that have been taken include: • Computers • Audio equipment • Cash • […]

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Affordable-housing dreams become Section 8 nightmares

Affordable-housing dreams become Section 8 nightmares

| July 28, 2016

By Drew Johnson, Urban News Service WASHINGTON—Congress created Section 8 vouchers to offer very-low-income Americans “decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market.” But recent examinations have found many such homes far from decent, safe or sanitary. Despite these promises from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website, this federal housing voucher program […]

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Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

Buffalo Soldiers celebrate 150th anniversary

| July 20, 2016

By Marilyn Marshall (Houston Defender, NNPA Member) The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has a reason to celebrate. A century and a half ago black soldiers called “Buffalo Soldiers” first served in the American military. Beginning Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, the museum will be the site of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of […]

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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

| July 18, 2016

Slain shooter had expressed anger over bullying, police shootings of blacks From various sources BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, American streets once again have erupted in deadly violence directed at law enforcement officials. According to various news reports, at about 8:40 a.m., Sunday morning, […]

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Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

Spotlight on Mr. Wil Smith for being a fantastic asset to the community

| July 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when Joe Jordan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne shared with me that Mr. Smith has been an incredible role model and mentor to so many professionals for so many years and that he demonstrates […]

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