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I Am Garvey event draws community together

I Am Garvey event draws community together

| January 2, 2016

                [I Am Garvey event photos by Erma Belt] FORT WAYNE—Scores of folk gathered at the Weisser Park Community Center Dec. 27 to celebrate and to help reinvigorate the liberating message of the visionary messenger Marcus Mosiah Garvey during a special unity and economic development event sponsored by […]

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Obituaries: Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 5, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 5, 2016 Edition

| December 30, 2015

Philip Andrew Grundy, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at University Park Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Philip worked as a superintendent with General Motors for 34 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. He enjoyed playing and watching basketball, sports, and […]

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31st Annual MLK Club Unity Day guest speaker, Breakfast with the Clergy set forJan. 18, 2016

31st Annual MLK Club Unity Day guest speaker, Breakfast with the Clergy set forJan. 18, 2016

| December 23, 2015

Courtesy of MLK Club Board members FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity. The organization’s […]

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Obituaries: December 23-20 Edition

Obituaries: December 23-20 Edition

| December 23, 2015

Kenneth A. Fields, age 57 passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was the son of the late Louis T. and Adelaide Fields. Kenny as he was called by many, attended South Side High School and was currently employed as the Site Manager of Jubliee House Ministries. Left to cherish […]

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Giant among clergy: Pastor Mike Nickleson crosses over at 63

Giant among clergy: Pastor Mike Nickleson crosses over at 63

| December 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its giants of the religious and civil right community last week when the Rev. Mike Nickleson passed on to glory on Dec. 16. Just days before, the Rev. Nickleson, described by many in the community as “always ready to serve,” preached at his church, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. […]

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Local gospel music icon ‘Mr. Emmitt’ crosses over at 75

Local gospel music icon ‘Mr. Emmitt’ crosses over at 75

| December 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The world lost one of its most beautiful voices and the Summit City lost one of its most famous gospel music icons with the passing of Emmitt Bowen. Bowen, known to most people simply as “Mr. Emmitt, made his transition Dec. 8 at age 75. Born July 1, 1940, Bowen was known as a […]

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Obituaries: December 16-22 Edition

Obituaries: December 16-22 Edition

| December 16, 2015

Thurman Richard “Ricky” Rogers was born Nov. 7, 1958 in Richmond, Ind., and departed this life on Dec. 1, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Ricky was born to Bertha Bennett and Ezra Rogers in Richmond, Ind. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1967. He attended Smart Elementary, Weiser Park Middle, graduated from Wayne […]

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I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

I Am Garvey Inc.: Visionary organization set to host unity, development event

| December 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc. is scheduled to host a unity and economic development event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dec. 27 at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Established in March 2015, I Am Garvey Inc. is an organization dedicated to producing a full length feature film on the life and legacy […]

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Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

Event celebrate 6.5-mile-long trail: Group hopes to encourage use of trail between Tillman Road, Berry Street

| December 10, 2015

By Sheila Curry-Campbell FORT WAYNE—Saturday, Dec. 5, was the day to learn more about the Urban Trail. That’s when the Fort Wayne Urban Trail Project Committee held its first Healthy Lifestyle Trail Walk to call attention to a 6.5-mile stretch of trail between Tillman Road and Berry Street off South Hanna Street. “It’s to get […]

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Obituaries: December 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: December 9-15 Edition

| December 9, 2015

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