Tag: featured

Meet extreme gardener Willie Richardson and family

Meet extreme gardener Willie Richardson and family

| December 4, 2013

For decades, Ephraim Smiley has been the face of organic urban gardening in the area. Now Smiley said he has met his match and wants to introduce another “extreme gardener” to the community.

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African/African American museum awarded two grants

African/African American museum awarded two grants

| December 4, 2013

The African/African American Historical Society Museum of Fort Wayne announced the organization was awarded two $10,000 grants from the Community Foundation and PNC Bank.

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President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

President honors ‘True Champions’ with Medal of Freedom

| December 1, 2013

During what he called one of his “favorite events every year,” President Obama presented 16 outstanding individuals, including four African Americans, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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Being black is not a risk factor

Being black is not a risk factor

| November 26, 2013

Although most today’s headlines focus on black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study.

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The day I became my daddy

The day I became my daddy

| November 24, 2013

In each of our lives, there are those painful moments that mark and define us. They are made of the collective seconds of our pain. These moments are the chisel in the hands of time, forming within us our psycho-social-emotional and spiritual disposition.

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Folks, give to the needy, not the greedy—preachers

Folks, give to the needy, not the greedy—preachers

| November 18, 2013

Criticism of the reality television show, Preachers of L.A., has caused reasonable people to question the logic of some high profile preachers. Perhaps, there is some truth to the cliché: “Some were called and some just went.”

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Pastor to begin second 40 day fast to stop violence

Pastor to begin second 40 day fast to stop violence

| November 18, 2013

On Nov. 16, the Rev. Bill McGill, senior pastor of Imani Baptist Temple is scheduled to begin his second 40-day water-only fast as his personal act of intervention to end the rash of violence in our community.

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A plea for justice

A plea for justice

| November 18, 2013

Writer’s fiancé, cousin among unsolved Fort Wayne murder cases—By Valencia Ray, Special to Frost Illustrated—”I have family members who have been murdered and we have not received any justice for them.”

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Michelle and Jada Baymon: Not afraid to take on a challenge

Michelle and Jada Baymon: Not afraid to take on a challenge

| November 12, 2013

Eric Hackley interviews Michelle Baymon and daughter Jada Baymon, who plays football for Shawnee Middle School.

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Voicing a community’s concerns

Voicing a community’s concerns

| November 12, 2013

Building Bridges to a Better Community makes special presentation to City Council

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