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Late educator, entrepreneur Juanita W. Ellis honored by AKAa

Late educator, entrepreneur Juanita W. Ellis honored by AKAa

| June 12, 2016

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment Special to Frost Illustrated The women of Iota Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority celebrated Fort Wayne’s Keep America Beautiful/Great American Cleanup on Saturday, May 21, at Hanna-Homestead Park on E. Lewis Street. The AKAs  honored  their deceased Soror Juanita W. Ellis.  She was an […]

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Spotlight on Blue Jacket and it’s beauty (part two of two)

Spotlight on Blue Jacket and it’s beauty (part two of two)

| June 8, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Are you enjoying this awesome weather we’re having?  Of course you are and it feels so good.  On that note, we recap part one of our visit with Blue Jacket. You met Tony Hudson who’s the Executive Director of Blue Jacket that’s located at 2826 S. Calhoun St., here […]

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Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

| June 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The cofounder of one of the Summit City’s most venerable eateries, Epsie Dandridge Brooks, passed away May 17 at the age of 94. She and her husband Willie opened Brooks BBQ serving the community for many years. Epsie Dandridge Brooks, was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on Aug. 17, 1921 to the late George […]

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Young authors tell their stories, display their talent, dreams, observations

Young authors tell their stories, display their talent, dreams, observations

| June 7, 2016

Editor’s note: On May 11, Frost Illustrated Managing Editor Michael Patterson was invited by Marsha Smiley to speak with a group of young people involved with the Boys & Girls Club group at Timothy L. Johnson Academy. During the conversation with students in the Club, Boys & Girls Club leaders discovered that a number of […]

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Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

| June 7, 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 days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we continue to travel, on our journey of love […]

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City loses pioneering business man, community champion, spiritual Clarence Stuart

City loses pioneering business man, community champion, spiritual Clarence Stuart

| June 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most humble, yet dynamic and inspirational leaders on May 17 with the passing of Clarence Stuart at the age of 78. Known to many as the driving force behind the landmark firm Sentry Supply Inc. and Sentry Manufacturing, Stuart was also know for his generosity in supporting the […]

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Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time,’ gone at 74

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time,’ gone at 74

| June 7, 2016

From various press and historical reports As with any sports figure, there’s bound to be some debate. While the world mourns the loss of larger-than-life, three time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali, who passed away June 3 at age 74 in Scottsdale, Arizona, from septic shock after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, the […]

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Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part two of two)

Meet Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammad (Part two of two)

| June 2, 2016

‘No ways tired’—Role models crucial to showing positive path By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part interview Eric Hackley conducted with Ferguson, Mo. native and Licensed Psychotherapist Ajuma K. Muhammed, and owner of Ajuma’s Counseling Services L.L.C. In this week’s installment, Brother Ajuma talks about the impact […]

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The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

| May 26, 2016

By James Bentley (AFRO, NNPA member) On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he had fathered another child and was refusing to pay child support for it. In a video, Bryant said, “Over the last week a lot has […]

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Tray Brookshire, The Many: A hip-hop story

Tray Brookshire, The Many: A hip-hop story

| May 25, 2016

Editor’s note: William Bryant Rozier, on behalf of the African/African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM), is writing a series of articles about Fort Wayne hip-hop. The stories will lead to an all-ages hip-hop history event. Crowdfunding for the event, assisted by Arts United, ends May 31. To donate, visit: artsunited.org/amplify/. By William Bryant Rozier Special […]

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