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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By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are troubled, even if they haven’t had that same experience themselves, even if they’re not African American or Latino.”– President Barack Obama in an interview […]
FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne native who served the Urban League movement at the local, regional and national levels passed away recently in Fort Wayne. Jacqueline J. Patterson, who got her start in the movement at the Fort Wayne Urban League and, years later, retired as the executive director of the Milwaukee Urban League died Oct. […]
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League began its annual membership drive on June 23 and encourages community members to support its efforts and mission to create self-sufficiency for all residents. “The Urban League is a non-profit agency established in 1920 that provides employment, housing, education and youth, and early childhood literacy services for free,” FWUL officials […]
FORT WAYNE—Some of the city’s brightest were center stage last week when the Fort Wayne Urban League inducted more than two dozen young people into the National Urban League’s National Achiever Society. This year, the Society honored 27 local middle and high school students from both city and county schools during a ceremony at Turner […]
FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League Guild is scheduled to hold their Scholarship Masquerade Ball, “A Celebration of Educational Excellence” at 6 p.m., May 31I at Orchard Ridge Country Club, 4531 Lower Huntington Road in Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Urban League Guild (FWULG) members are committed and focused on assisting the local affiliate with […]
By Jeanie Summerville—I was in attendance at the Fort Wayne Urban League Gala Extravaganza 2013 so I could see and feel the beauty and bring it to those of you…
By Marc Morial—In recent years, the debate about ways to close the achievement gap and adequately prepare primary and secondary African American students for success has focused on such remedies as ensuring resource equity, expanding pre-school opportunities, and raising teacher quality.
Last week, we looked at the Beyond Basic Assistance program offered by the Fort Wayne Urban League. Today, we will take a step back to discover why such programs, which are critical to so many people in our community, are also so under-funded.