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Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

| December 10, 2016

By Betsy Kachmar Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Citilink is marking the 60th anniversary of an event that put public transportation at the center of America’s struggle for civil rights. Rosa Parks earned her reputation as the mother of the civil rights movement by refusing to surrender her seat on a bus to a […]

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Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

Press Room: NASCAR Chevrolet diversty scholarship winners announced

| December 9, 2016

Four Students Win $20,000 in Total Scholarships; Treated to VIP Race Experience at the AAA Texas 500 Courtesy of the NNPA FORT WORTH, TEXAS—NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway. Four undergraduate students from across the country were […]

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Voices of Unity thanks city for support with free concert

Voices of Unity thanks city for support with free concert

| December 7, 2016

By K.A. Davis Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYEN—The Voices of Unity choir expressed their appreciation, in the form of song, to a crowd of sponsors, donors, family and friends who helped to make their three-country, nine-city European tour possible. The free  Journey to the Vatican Thank You Celebration took place on Oct. 6 at New […]

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Beloved family advocate Rosa Chapman crosses over at 74

Beloved family advocate Rosa Chapman crosses over at 74

| December 7, 2016

Founded Friends of Bethany ministry with husband Prince Chapman FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its most powerful voices for youth, women and family, with the passing of a visionary spiritual leader. Rosa Lee Chapman, founder of the Friends of Bethany ministry, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 25, 2016, […]

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Nigeria’s president denies reports of hunger in northeast, blames U.N.

Nigeria’s president denies reports of hunger in northeast, blames U.N.

| December 7, 2016

(GIN)—Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is challenging U.N. and humanitarian aid organizations on their recent reports of near-starvation among states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. According to the president, the reports are “hype”—exaggerating the humanitarian crisis in order to encourage more donations. The Nigerian leader’s dispute with the U.N. recalls former president Goodluck Jonathan who […]

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Gambia’s once ‘president for life’ quietly concedes defeat

Gambia’s once ‘president for life’ quietly concedes defeat

| December 7, 2016

(GIN)—The prospect of another stolen election by the flamboyant President Yahya Jammeh took a surprise turn this week when the Gambian leader calmly accepted his defeat at the hands of opposition leader, Adama Barrow. In a concession speech broadcast on state TV, Mr. Jammeh declined to contest his loss. “I told you, Gambians, that I […]

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Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

Black America’s resilience will keep us struggling forward

| December 1, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO of the NNPA Nobody said that the road to freedom, justice and equality would be easy. In the wake of the results of the national elections across the United States, it is crystal clear that the aspirations, hopes and dreams of 47 million black Americans are neither […]

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No race, no color barrier in the plan of Yahweh

No race, no color barrier in the plan of Yahweh

| December 1, 2016

By Brother Jackie Wall Under the approval and authority of Bishop Joe Swanson PRAISE YAHSHUA! What is causing this great hatred, this racism that is present at this time?  It is not coming from the Plan of Our Father, YAHWEH.  This is not found anywhere in his Plan, therefore, it has to be coming from […]

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U.N. secretary-general: Cuban leader was ‘a strong voice for social justice’

U.N. secretary-general: Cuban leader was ‘a strong voice for social justice’

| December 1, 2016

(GIN)—U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon extended sympathies to the Cuban people on the passing on Friday, Nov. 25, of their longtime president, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, whom he called “a strong voice for social justice.” Admired by leftists and people of the developing world as a revolutionary champion of the poor, the former president died […]

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Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

| November 23, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The nation lost a revered educator and community figure when Fort Wayne native son Dr. Ernest Kent Starks made his transition on Nov. 4. He was 57. Affectionately known as “Ernie,” was a loving son, devoted father, brother, realize and friend. Born Jan. 1, 1959, Starks made his mark on the history books early […]

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