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New post at Propel offers Jonathan Ray new challenges, opportunities for future

New post at Propel offers Jonathan Ray new challenges, opportunities for future

| August 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Earlier this month, stalwart community advocate Jonathan Ray announced that he was resigning as long-time president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League to take the post of deputy director of the Propel Schools Foundation in Pittsburgh.. Brother Ray recently took the time out of his very busy schedule speak with Frost Illustrated about […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

| April 28, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League is scheduled to host We’re having an “Accessory Fair” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. This “Accessory Fair” is an opportunity to “give” gently used accessories to women living in six different shelters/halfway houses working to transform […]

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Honoring local history: Willie McVea pioneering entrepreneur, activist

Honoring local history: Willie McVea pioneering entrepreneur, activist

| February 8, 2017

“‘Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?’ So they were offended at Him. “But Yahshua (Jesus) said to them, ‘A prophet is not without […]

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FWUL celebrates ‘Christmas On The The Campus’

FWUL celebrates ‘Christmas On The The Campus’

| December 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Get in the holiday spirit with “Christmas On The On Campus,” hosted by the Fort Wayne Urban Leagued, 2135 S. Hanna St. Shoppers, mark your calendar for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 16. You’re invited to come and enjoy an evening of cheer. This event is composed of a number of locally-owned businesses […]

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Spotlight on Dee McKinley for being Honored as one of Fort Wayne’s Urban League Lions

Spotlight on Dee McKinley for being Honored as one of Fort Wayne’s Urban League Lions

| November 14, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? For those of you, who weren’t able to attend this year’s Fort Wayne Urban League Gala Extravaganza to honor their Lions Chuck Surack, Wil Smith, Judge Wendy Davis and Dee McKinley, it was fantastic as usual and everyone enjoyed themselves.  I especially enjoyed it because I had the opportunity […]

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Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

Youth learn patience, teamwork, discipline through fishing

| October 11, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan FORT WAYNE—“I got a bite!  I got a bite!”  Zuri danced around the hard-packed sand.  Fishing rod bent, line tight, she held on as the fish on the other end fought to get free.  Several of her peers from Explore Fishing with Urban League Youth ran over to watch and offer […]

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Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

| August 9, 2016

By Stephanie C. Woodson Historian Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter On Tuesday, Aug.2, three community organizations presented an informative listening session focused on the issue of black infant mortality in the 46806 zip code. “Healing our Community” was hosted by The Fort Wayne Urban League, Women’s Health Link and Zeta Phi Beta […]

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Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

| July 20, 2016

By Jonathan Ray Special to Frost Illustrated The recent shootings in Fort Wayne raises complex and confounding questions and in response many people have attempted to define the problem narrowly focused on symptoms rather than solution that cause community change. Focusing on changes that are solely focused on symptoms is like the story of the […]

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A talk with Francisco Townsend of the YMCA

A talk with Francisco Townsend of the YMCA

| February 3, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: I’m now speaking with Francisco Townsend. Francisco what is actually is your capacity with the Fort Wayne YMCA? FRANCISCO TOWNSEND: I’m the youth international director for the YMCA at Fort Wayne. HACKLEY: Recently, we had the opportunity to meet with you concerning a special project the YMCA has with […]

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A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

| January 28, 2016

Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part presentation of an interview Eric Hackley conducted with Rodney Clark along with an interview with Clark’s daughter, Dymani, a third grade student leader. ERIC HACKLEY: I know from interviewing with your daughter one on one, that she has your same fire and enthusiasm. How […]

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