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’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

| April 5, 2016

Photo and information courtesy of Lawrence “Larry” Kennedy and Bill Russell FORT WAYNE—It was 45 years ago that an intrepid young athletes made history and contributed to the celebrated history of one of the Summit City’s most time-honored schools. While city—and state—basketball aficionados long had been used to Fort Wayne’s Central High School being a […]

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April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

| April 5, 2016

Courtesy Bea Williams-Tevis, Co-Founder Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group FORT WAYNE—Mayor Tom Henry Proclaims April 2016 Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Fort Wayne in recognition of the forming of the Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group. Sarcoidosis is a disease that affects many Americans, and others around the world. Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease that causes inflammation […]

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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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Comedy show set for Embassy

Comedy show set for Embassy

| April 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—G Productions is scheduled to present its 2016 All Star Comedy Jam at 8:30 p.m., April 9 at the Embassy Theatre. The show is scheduled to include some of the nation’s top young comedians. For more information, call (813) 990-840.

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Obituaries: March 30-April 5, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: March 30-April 5, 2016 Edition

| March 30, 2016

Michael DeWayne James was born May 28, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Ind.  He was  the son of Gerald and Beverly A. James.  He departed this earthly life on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Summit City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 57. He confessed his faith in Christ and baptized at Turner Chapel AME […]

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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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Obituaries: March 23-29, 2016

Obituaries: March 23-29, 2016

| March 23, 2016

Ollie Mae Jackson, 65, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.

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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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Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| March 22, 2016

Courtesy of Linda Brooks NAACP No. 3049 FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne & Allen County Branch No. 3049 collaborated with Step Up To Fitness Inc., to bring continued awareness, prevention and education on National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 10 hosted The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative, Women & Girls HIV/Exposition/Forum […]

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Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

Fort Wayne Deltas accepting scholarship applications

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. currently is accepting scholarship applications for the annual Floretta A. Clancy Memorial Scholarship for College. The monetary awards are available to local students of African American heritage—male or female–who are pursuing or continuing their education beyond high school. An application form with the […]

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