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Special ‘Blaxploitation’ Blu-ray/DVD series launches with Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

Special ‘Blaxploitation’ Blu-ray/DVD series launches with Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

| April 26, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.—As the premiere release in a special series of six fully restored “Blaxploitation” cult classics, “Dolemite” hustles onto a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, April 26 from Vinegar Syndrome (VS). Emerging in the U.S. in the early 1970s, Blaxploitation films—the first to regularly feature soundtracks of funk and soul music and primarily African American casts—were originally […]

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Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

| April 25, 2016

From various reports MINNEAPOLIS—In a year that has seen the deaths of a number of superstars in the entertainment world—Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Glenn the Eagles and the iconic David Bowie to name a few—this was by far the most shocking and, perhaps, unexpected. At approximately 12:50 p.m. EST, April 21, TMZ, […]

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Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

| April 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Kaneise Mitchell-Casey, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran High School, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 29 through July 1, 2016. The Congress is an honor-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of […]

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Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

| April 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville Dawn Starks is the school leader, principal and superintendent of Timothy L. Johnson Academy that’s located at 4625 Werling Drive here in Fort Wayne and was formerly Village Woods Elementary School. 1.)  How does the partnership with the Boys and Girls Club work here? Joe Jordan is the executive director of Boys […]

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The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

The truth behind ‘black exodus at RNC

| April 19, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) The Republican National Committee (RNC) is refuting claims that a number of key African American employees were either fired or forced to resign and officials are pointing to the hiring of Telly Lovelace, the GOP’s newest liaison to the black media, as proof that the party […]

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New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

New questions arise about former child soldiers from Africa in Iraq War

| April 19, 2016

(GIN)—Aegis Defense Service, a UK firm, may have recruited former child soldiers from Sierra Leone to provide security for U.S. bases in Iraq, according to a new TV documentary to premiere next week in Denmark. The film—”The Child Soldiers’ New Job”—includes testimony from interviewees who said they once served as child soldiers, and documents their […]

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Payday lending abomination in plain sight, says Baptist leader

Payday lending abomination in plain sight, says Baptist leader

| April 12, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Every once in awhile, a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat to hear the exchanges and varying opinions. On April 5, a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on consumer finance regulations became one such […]

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Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

| April 5, 2016

Photo and information courtesy of Lawrence “Larry” Kennedy and Bill Russell FORT WAYNE—It was 45 years ago that an intrepid young athletes made history and contributed to the celebrated history of one of the Summit City’s most time-honored schools. While city—and state—basketball aficionados long had been used to Fort Wayne’s Central High School being a […]

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Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

Community defender, Dr. Chasiti Falls crosses over at 37

| April 4, 2016

Covered variety of issues for Frost Illustrated as contributing editor FORT WAYNE—A brilliant light that once shone brightly in this community has transitioned to shed that light in another realm. Dr. Chasiti Iketia Falls, 37, made her transition, passing away peacefully on Saturday, March 26. Born July 24, 1978 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Carl […]

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