Tag: Jonathan Ray

New post at Propel offers Jonathan Ray new challenges, opportunities for future

New post at Propel offers Jonathan Ray new challenges, opportunities for future

| August 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Earlier this month, stalwart community advocate Jonathan Ray announced that he was resigning as long-time president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League to take the post of deputy director of the Propel Schools Foundation in Pittsburgh.. Brother Ray recently took the time out of his very busy schedule speak with Frost Illustrated about […]

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I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

I Am Garvey to host banquet, present Black Wall Street plan Dec. 26 at Lacy’s

| December 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—I Am Garvey Inc., is scheduled to host its I Am Garvey Umoja an Economic Development Banquet and I Am Garvey Black Wall Street Initiative forum from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 26 at Lacy’s Bar and Grill, 2650 Coliseum Blvd. South. Scheduled guest speakers for the event which is designed to celebrate […]

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Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

| December 10, 2016

By Betsy Kachmar Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Citilink is marking the 60th anniversary of an event that put public transportation at the center of America’s struggle for civil rights. Rosa Parks earned her reputation as the mother of the civil rights movement by refusing to surrender her seat on a bus to a […]

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Spotlight on Fort Wayne Urban League Gala 2016

Spotlight on Fort Wayne Urban League Gala 2016

| November 3, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to say, it’s that time of year again for us to get together and celebrate life, love, fun and excitement at the Urban League’s Gala Extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12.  This gala will honor four well deserving people for their contribution to mankind in our […]

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Pastor offers thanks to special people for support

Pastor offers thanks to special people for support

| September 12, 2016

A special “thank you” to all those who have supported me in this journey into my role as senior pastor of Isaiah 61 Ministries Inc. First of all, I give thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because it is in Him that I live and move and have my being. To my parents, […]

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Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

| July 20, 2016

By Jonathan Ray Special to Frost Illustrated The recent shootings in Fort Wayne raises complex and confounding questions and in response many people have attempted to define the problem narrowly focused on symptoms rather than solution that cause community change. Focusing on changes that are solely focused on symptoms is like the story of the […]

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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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A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

A conversation about youth with FWUL’s Jonathan Ray

| January 13, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley Eric Hackley: I would like to present the President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League Jonathan C. Ray. Jonathan, I’ve been working with your After School program for here at the Urban League.  When you originally conceptualized this program for young people, what  was your intention? Jonathan Ray: What we really […]

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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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‘Join Our Gang’ group offers gathering on jobs, education, homeownership for those seeking way out of streets

‘Join Our Gang’ group offers gathering on jobs, education, homeownership for those seeking way out of streets

| December 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The word “gang” conjures up a host of negative connotations, particularly when it refers fortunes and fates of black youth in this community and nation. But, some months ago, a different kind of gang formed in Fort Wayne—one determined to cut a pathway to a better future for young people. And, they once again […]

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