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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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Spotlight on Blue Jacket and its beauty (part one of two)

Spotlight on Blue Jacket and its beauty (part one of two)

| May 25, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because when I was invited to attend their second chances art gallery showcase at Artlink, I was intrigued and wanted  to know more about the beauty that Blue Jacket is bringing.  That beauty not only is apparent in the […]

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Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

| May 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Midwestern university lost a student, teammate and basketball star; New Haven lost a sports hero and mentor; people in Fort Wayne lost a son, grandson and friend. On May 12, the community received the shocking that former New Haven High School standout, University of Dayton hardcourt star and Fort Wayne native son Steven […]

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Mandela statue casts long shadow over unfree Palestine

Mandela statue casts long shadow over unfree Palestine

(GIN)—Now that the media circus has moved on, a bronze statue of Nelson Mandela is a curious icon standing impressively tall in the well to do city of Ramallah, the economic capital of Palestine. Weighing two metric tons and rising 19 feet towards the sky, the bronze likeness of Mandela stands straight, with his right […]

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Spotlight on Phillips Team Real Estate Group

Spotlight on Phillips Team Real Estate Group

| May 18, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? Isn’t it glorious to be alive to see and feel GOD’s beauty throughout HIS land?   Of course it is and don‘t forget to thank HIM for allowing you to witness this beauty as we continue to travel on our journey of love to get to know one another […]

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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

Park Center announces Clemons-McFarthing grant recipient

| May 16, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Paris McFarthing remembers how his father received his Master’s degree one year before he passed and that his mom, Roxsandra Clemons-McFarthing, was just as proud of him then as she would have been if it had occurred 30 years earlier.  Education was important to Roxsandra.  She knew the sacrifices her […]

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Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

| May 11, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope all of you mothers had a fantastic Mother’s Day and that, your children showered your heart with love and made you feel as special as you truly are.  On that note, I’d like to introduce to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of […]

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Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

Interview with Black History Underground Railroad Historian Brother Sage of So. Bend, Ind.—Part one of two

| May 10, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Sometimes it is necessary to go far, far away to a distant land—or to South Bend—to gain insight, wisdom and intellectual perspective as to how to link early American history to today’s life challenges, experiences and behavioral conditioning.   Ladies and gentlemen, please meet, listen to and explore the vision and […]

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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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