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Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 Edition

| August 26, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.

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Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

Evolution of a warrior and his mindset: Interview with Sensei Dwight Laster

| August 26, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley (See video of the interview at bottom of page) ERIC HACKLEY: Recently over at Southgate Plaza right before Mel Odom introduced us, he and I were discussing you. I told him that I had wanted to interview you about your family and the so-called 30 year old “Black Jessies” stigma that […]

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Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

Links Incorporated Summer Soiree set for Aug. 22

| August 21, 2015

The Links Incorporated hosts Summer Soiree fundraiser for classical arts education scholarships FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is hosting a Summer Soiree, a signature fundraiser to support classical arts education scholarships for local students, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, at the Embassy Theater, 125 West Jefferson […]

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NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

NAACP’s 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet to honor local advocates, feature national organization speaker Hillary O. Shelton

| August 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 recently announced the names of the recipients of the individuals and companies or organizations to be honored for community service at the NAACP’s upcoming 70th Annual Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum […]

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Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

Kids & Teens Highlight Corner: Youth For Unity

| August 19, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Youth For Unity is a program for life with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne and involves all ages. This program helps young people to see themselves as unique and special individuals by educating them about diversity and tolerance. Through it, they hope to combat prejudice, bigotry and discrimination in […]

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Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

Obituaries: August 19-25 Edition

| August 19, 2015

Roy Walker, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Isabella Wilkins was called home to glory at the age of 63 on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at home. A native of Uniontown, Ala., she retired from Mattel Power Wheels and was a faithful member of East Chestnut Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by father, Lucious […]

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James, Mary Lowery celebrate golden anniversary

James, Mary Lowery celebrate golden anniversary

| August 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—It has been a golden year for James and Mary Williams Lowery. The couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of freinds and family. Married June 26, 1965 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, the Lowerys are the parents of three sons: James (Jennifer), Dumond (Juliet) and Dante (Leslie Miller-Lowery). […]

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Woman killed at local ‘afterhours’ club

Woman killed at local ‘afterhours’ club

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:18 a.m., Aug. 15, Fort Wayne police responded to the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue after a 911 call reported a shooting at an “afterhours” club. Officers arrived to find a woman, the apparent victim of the shooting, down outside of the establishment. The victim, later identified as 25 year old Fashionee […]

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Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

Civil, human rights champion Julian Bond crosses over at 75

| August 18, 2015

  FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.—The world lost one of the most iconic figures of the U.S. and global Civil Rights Movement with the passing of Julian Bond, Aug. 15 in Fort Walton Beach, at the age of 75. In many eyes, Bond was the epitome of a true warrior, willing to fight for the rights […]

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