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Scholarships available for descendants of Central High School grads

| January 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School Alumni Association Inc. recently announced that it is accepting scholarship application from descendants of graduates of Fort Wayne Central High School (1922-1971). The following scholarships are available: ●  $500 educational scholarships for students’ first or second year of college within the U.S. ● One $1,000 scholarship to a […]

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Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

| January 9, 2015

By Sharon L. Tucker Special to Frost Illustrated On Jan. 20, 2009, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, stood before a crowd and spoke these words: “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” Now on this […]

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Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

| January 8, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s very own Justin Jordan contributed to the newly released feature film “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. The South Side High School graduate (’99) provided graphic design and art direction support as a graphics production assistant on the film under production designer Mark […]

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Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

| January 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne—and the nation—lost one of its preeminent civil right figures recently with the passage of a local stalwart fighter for freedom and human rights. Thomas “Tom” D. Brown, 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. after a long illness. Brown, who resided in Fort Wayne for more than 50 […]

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America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

| January 8, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 18 months of secret talks, is one of the smartest decisions he’s made as president. Obama announced recently that the U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years, symbolizing the end […]

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Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

| January 8, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million black Americans across the U.S. […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

| January 7, 2015

“Silent tears from the inside of your heart, When no one knows but you, What you’re going through, When your friends don’t understand, Then it’s all in God’s hands, God hears your silent tears, God hears, Your silent tears” Bishop Larry Trotter is known for the words of the song above called “Silent Tears.” The […]

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MLK Jr. Club Inc. Santa On Tour Day brings joy to area children

MLK Jr. Club Inc. Santa On Tour Day brings joy to area children

| January 6, 2015

By Clifford Buttram Jr. FORT WAYNE—The MLK Jr. Club Inc. conducted its 18th Annual Santa on Tour event at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA on Dec. 13. The event is an annual cornerstone for the MLK Club as it strives to strengthen its commitment to community service and support and help to project the Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Where’s ‘Black Justice’ in Fort Wayne?

Where’s ‘Black Justice’ in Fort Wayne?

| January 6, 2015

  By Eric D. Hackley In this instance, I am not questioning the absence of Justice for Black people in Fort Wayne, Indiana and America. I’m asking a question of, where’s the Brother who was holding the protest sign indicating the need for “Black Justice.” This gentleman had some very legitimate concerns that should be […]

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