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The American Legion Riders tackling college funding solution

The American Legion Riders tackling college funding solution

| October 30, 2014

By Victoria Duke Excitement and intrigue filled the fall night as the community came out to support the American Legion Riders during their first Fall Scholarship Festival on Friday, Oct. 10.  The purpose of the event was to raise funds as a solution to the growing college expenses students will face.  With the help of […]

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Fort Wayne’s De’Zheana Lattimore headed for Hollywood

Fort Wayne’s De’Zheana Lattimore headed for Hollywood

| October 30, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne native De’Zheana Lattimore has been chosen as a finalist in Twinkie Byrd’s 2014 Monologue Slam. Acclaimed casting director Twinkie Byrd known for her work on “Fruitvale Station” (2013), “Notorious” (2009) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007) created her Monologue Slam in 2012 to give up and coming actors an opportunity […]

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

| October 30, 2014

By Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006. Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But […]

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YWCA Child Advocacy Award presented to NAACP Youth Council advisor

YWCA Child Advocacy Award presented to NAACP Youth Council advisor

| October 30, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Week Without Violence, held annually during the third week in October, is a global YWCA campaign created to mobilize people in communities across the United States and the World to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs. Each year, YWCAs around the globe host local events and create public dialogue about […]

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Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

| October 30, 2014

Benjamin B. Hunter, 44, formerly of Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 12, 1970, he was the son of Mary K. Hunter and Ben (Roxie) Hunter. He moved to Fort Wayne at a young age of three. Ben was the co-founder of Trinity Home […]

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South Africa rejects light sentence for ‘Blade Runner,’ prepares appeal

South Africa rejects light sentence for ‘Blade Runner,’ prepares appeal

| October 30, 2014

(GIN)—South African prosecutors announced plans this week to appeal the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in what was ruled “culpable homicide.” Judge Thokozile Masipa also disappointed close watchers of the trial when she gave the Olympian runner a three year suspended sentence for discharging a firearm […]

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‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

| October 30, 2014

(GIN)–With media stoking fears of a spreading Ebola crisis, medical professionals and other experts have been taking pains to keep cool heads above the super-heated news frenzy. They forced a retreat this week to plans by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie of New York and New Jersey, who threatened to quarantine all arrivals from […]

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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Tunisians hand Islamists major defeat in historic vote

Tunisians hand Islamists major defeat in historic vote

| October 30, 2014

(GIN)—North African Tunisians whose rebellion sparked the so-called Arab Spring in 2011, turned out in force to elect a secular party—Nidaa Tounes—over the incumbent Islamist Ennahda party in preliminary results released on Sunday. It was the country’s first election since the “Dignity Revolution” and was marked with a strong turnout of more than 60 percent. […]

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Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

Lennon Lacy’s death recalls Emmett Till’s

| October 29, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—Black Americans old enough to recall the shock of seeing and hearing what had happened to Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955 are sure to get a fresh whiff of the atrocity in learning about the tragedy of Lennon Lacy in Bladenboro, N.C. Lacy, 17, was […]

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