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Meet me at the bridge on the way to the mountaintop

Meet me at the bridge on the way to the mountaintop

| April 4, 2016

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place.  But, I’m not concerned about that now.  I just want to do God’s will.  And, He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain.  And I’ve looked over.  And I’ve seen the promised land.  I may not get there with you. […]

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The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

The Honor of a Lifetime: Speaking at my great, great, great grandfather’s church he co-founded 165 years ago

| April 4, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley On March 20, 2016, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was asked to speak on the Underground Railroad history of Mt. Calvary Church in Niles, Mich. Mt. Calvary was first organized in 1851 under the name of Second Baptist Church and was a member of the Anti-Slavery Baptist Association. […]

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Was it civil rights ‘movement’ or ‘Movement?’

Was it civil rights ‘movement’ or ‘Movement?’

| March 23, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service They fought for integration, equal education and voter registration. There were Freedom Rides, a march on Washington and mayhem on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. There were sit-ins, brutal attacks and stands against violence. In the end, freedom was achieved—at least in part. “There is no question that the Civil […]

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Spotlight on the Boys and Girls Club—an enlightening place to be

Spotlight on the Boys and Girls Club—an enlightening place to be

| March 23, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Have I got a treat for those of you who have school aged children and wonder what your child or children can do after school that’s productive, fun and interesting at the same time.  Well look no further because this wonderful organization is there for your children.  They’re there […]

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Grandson honors grandfather’s memory: From Lil Charlie Walker to Big Charlie Walker with love

Grandson honors grandfather’s memory: From Lil Charlie Walker to Big Charlie Walker with love

| March 23, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated As a viral image on the Internet of a sad grandfather who prepared a meal for six of his grandchildren only to have one show, it’s nice to know that some folks still have respect and reverence for their elders. Just ask Charles “Lil Charlie” Walker who long has taken his […]

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You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

You have to understand why ‘Diamond’ and ‘Silk’ support Trump

| March 22, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist I saw it on Facebook. These two black women at a Trump rally expressing their support for “The Donald.” I realized, once again, that there is a certain type of emotional naiveté that I possess when it comes to our people. I assume that in light of […]

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Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On April 3, 1968 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the pulpit of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. […]

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Man passes counterfeit $100 bills at CVS

Man passes counterfeit $100 bills at CVS

| March 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police officials are asking for assistance in identifying a subject captured in surveillance photos passing four counterfeit $100 bills at the CVS located at 2802 E. State Blvd., on March 3. Anyone with information that could lead to the identification and/or whereabouts of the subject is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at […]

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From Civil War to Civil Rights, Frank Smith lives black history

From Civil War to Civil Rights, Frank Smith lives black history

| March 17, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester for Urban News Service Frank Smith. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted—by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping blacks register to vote. “After I was released from jail, I called my mother at home in […]

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Spotlight on Michael Arrington aka Buck, owner of Friendly Cleaners

Spotlight on Michael Arrington aka Buck, owner of Friendly Cleaners

| March 16, 2016

Recently recognized  as an Outstanding Humanitarian  By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out, it’s not everyday that the First Lady of a church contact me to shine the spotlight on someone in our community that she and her pastor husband, want to recognize for being an outstanding humanitarian.  And, with me being me, […]

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