Tag: indiana

A talk with Francisco Townsend of the YMCA

A talk with Francisco Townsend of the YMCA

| February 3, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: I’m now speaking with Francisco Townsend. Francisco what is actually is your capacity with the Fort Wayne YMCA? FRANCISCO TOWNSEND: I’m the youth international director for the YMCA at Fort Wayne. HACKLEY: Recently, we had the opportunity to meet with you concerning a special project the YMCA has with […]

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Kevin Howell announces candidacy for U.S. Congress, Indiana District 3

Kevin Howell announces candidacy for U.S. Congress, Indiana District 3

| February 3, 2016

“We hold these truths to be self -evident, that all men, and yes, women, are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable right: that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”—President Thomas Jefferson FORT WAYNE—Political veteran Kevin Howell recently announced his candidacy for United States Congress representative […]

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Per capita income increases in Northeast Indiana for fifth consecutive year

Per capita income increases in Northeast Indiana for fifth consecutive year

| November 20, 2015

Courtesy of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership FORT WAYNE—The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2014 per capita personal income (PCI) numbers recently, and the good news for Northeast Indiana continues for the fifth consecutive year. The region’s per capita personal income as a percentage of national per capita personal income has increased. In 2009, Northeast Indiana residents […]

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Verizon Foundation invests more than $100,000 in Indiana STEM projects

Verizon Foundation invests more than $100,000 in Indiana STEM projects

| November 11, 2015

Courtesy of Verizon News Service INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the nation’s largest and most reliable network, is investing more than $100,000 in Indiana students to drive engagement and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with many of its grants serving underserved youth. The foundation has established programs that enable students to […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford

Beyond the Rhetoric: What you should know about the great Bill Crawford

| October 27, 2015

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 America lost a special leader. I have had the pleasure of working with three of America’s great leaders. Parren J. Mitchell brilliantly chaired the Small Business Committee on Capitol Hill. Virtually every substantive minority business program today evolved from the work of Mr. Mitchell. […]

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Zonta Clubs of Indiana say No to Violence Against Women

Zonta Clubs of Indiana say No to Violence Against Women

| October 16, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated INDIANAPOLIS—On Oct. 3, Zonta Clubs of Indiana (Columbus, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Lebanon) met in Indianapolis at Monument Circle to stage a walk to give voice to the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign. Zonta Clubs in Indiana are members of Zonta International District 6. Made up of […]

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Black unemployment dips to 7-year low

Black unemployment dips to 7-year low

| August 13, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate tumbled to 9.1 percent in July, the lowest rate for black workers in seven years, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has slowly ticked down to 2008 levels, some economists expressed concerns […]

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YWCA August Diversity Dialogue: Autism Awareness and Women’s Equality Day set for Aug. 26

YWCA August Diversity Dialogue: Autism Awareness and Women’s Equality Day set for Aug. 26

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to join YWCA Northeast Indiana on Aug. 26 for two “exciting” events. The day’s activities are scheduled to begin at 12 noon with the YWCA’s monthly Diversity Dialogue.  Like everyone else, people with autism move through significant life changes. Their quality of life depends not only on the foundation provided in childhood, […]

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Questa Education Foundation announces 2015 Questa Scholar graduates

Questa Education Foundation announces 2015 Questa Scholar graduates

| July 29, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Questa Education Foundation is proud to announce that this year from Allen County there were a total of 45 individuals who have graduated in 2015 from colleges and Universities across the state of Indiana. 27 of those graduating were traditional students who went on to college from high school while […]

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Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

| July 16, 2015

Indiana also near bottom By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Lawmakers in South Carolina voted recently to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, but when it comes to access to democracy, the state still ranks among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by the Center for American […]

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