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City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

| January 18, 2016

Dr. Timothy L. Lake tapped to lead Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—The congregation of Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., is scheduled to install new Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Lake during a special service at 4 p.m., Jan. 24 in the sanctuary of the church. Prior to the celebration, there will be […]

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A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 15, 2016

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.| From various sources including online King websites and Taylor Branch’s “Parting the Waters.”   In the beginning On Jan. 15, 1929, a second child is born into the family of the Rev. Michael King and Alberta Christine Williams King, the daughter of Atlanta’s […]

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How the King holiday came to be

How the King holiday came to be

| January 15, 2016

For many, it seems that there always has been a national holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, numerous celebrations are held throughout the country, including here in Fort Wayne, where the MLK Jr. Club hosts one of the biggest and most respected Unity Day gatherings in this part of the country. […]

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A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

| January 13, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley: I would like to present the President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League Jonathan C. Ray. Jonathan, I’ve been working with your After School program for here at the Urban League.  When you originally conceptualized this program for young people, what  was your intention? Jonathan Ray: What we really […]

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Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

| January 13, 2016

Excerpts from MLK’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ Editor’s note: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often celebrated as man, who in light of his non-violent nature and in spite of his tremendous oratory skills, was a timed, universally loved figure who wanted to avoid conflict and was hesitant to criticize the more subtle forms of racism […]

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The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

| January 13, 2016

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.  I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.”—Dr. Martin L. King Jr. By the Rev. Bill McGill […]

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Spotlight on McDonald’s owner, Theodore Williams Jr.

Spotlight on McDonald’s owner, Theodore Williams Jr.

| January 13, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope, all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your schedules to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of time as we travel on our journey of love to get to know […]

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Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

| January 12, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, 1955-1965 Undoubtedly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed America’s moral, constitutional and social heading in the span of 10 years. From 1955 to 1965, his tireless efforts are still not fully understood nor are they properly framed for us to […]

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Famed psychiatrist, ‘Isis Papers’ author Frances Cress Welsing dead at 80

Famed psychiatrist, ‘Isis Papers’ author Frances Cress Welsing dead at 80

| January 6, 2016

Theories analyzed workings of global white supremacy By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Washington Informer Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, the famed 80-year-old afro-centrist, has died. Welsing’s death was announced by close friends on social media and later confirmed by family members. “RIP to the elder, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, […]

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2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

| January 6, 2016

Pastor Anthony Payton, Pastor Robert Bell at forefront of MLK event Courtesy of the MLK Club Board of Directors FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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