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Pastor Gregory Rowland: Church leadership must hear the congregation

Pastor Gregory Rowland: Church leadership must hear the congregation

| December 30, 2016

‘All the church does is ask for money’ FORT WAYNE—Ask around. A lot of people will tell you there is a crisis of leadership in this community—particularly in the church and especially in the Black Church. Those who see it that way might be surprised to find that they can get an “amen” not just […]

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Voices of Unity to bring in new year with Praise Celebration 2017 on Jan. 8

Voices of Unity to bring in new year with Praise Celebration 2017 on Jan. 8

| December 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The community is invited to finish bringing in the new year with joy and praise when Brotherhood Mutual and Unity Performing Arts Foundation presents Praise Celebration 2017: Another Breakthrough, featuring the world champion Voices of Unity Youth Choir, directed by Marshall White, at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8 at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center. […]

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I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

| December 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc., is scheduled to host its I Am Garvey Umoja an Economic Development Banquet and I Am Garvey Black Wall Street Initiative forum from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 26 at Lacy’s Bar and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. South. Scheduled guest speakers for the event which is designed to celebrate […]

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Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

| December 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the the city’s native daughters and a true musical superstar is set to bring her unique talents to the stage with a major concert this week. Mikki White, former background singer to the late, great legendary Prince, is scheduled to grace the stage at Rhinehart Recital Hall on the campus of Indiana […]

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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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