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Man found shot to death in Weisser Park

Man found shot to death in Weisser Park

| October 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:47 p.m., Oct. 26, the Fort Wayne Police Department received reports of gunshots being heard in the area of the 700 block of Eckart Street As officers responded and began checking the area, they were notified by a witness at 6:54 p.m. that there was a male down in the center of […]

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Atty. Debra Faye Williams-Robbins-—first director of FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

Atty. Debra Faye Williams-Robbins-—first director of FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

| August 4, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center (FACE) officially opened in June, under the leadership of Atty. Debra Faye Williams-Robbins. Thus, I decided to drop in at the former Construction Trades Building, which is now the recently renovated Center at 230 East Douglas Street, to have some face time with Debra Faye, […]

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Man found shot in alley

Man found shot in alley

| May 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:48 p.m., May 1, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 2800 block of Weisser Park Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound). The male was found near the north/south alley between Weisser Park Avenue […]

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Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

| May 27, 2015

  FORT WAYNE—Members of the community celebrated the legacy and message of liberation and pride taught by the late Malcolm X—el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz—at a commemorative event, May 19, at Weisser Park Community Center, on what would have been the visionary leader’s 90th birthday. People of all ages marked the important date in history in a […]

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Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

Cooper Community Center registers ‘five-peat’ in Black History Bowl

| February 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Impressed by the idea of back to back championships? How about “three-peats?” That’s considered an extraordinary feat in any record. Given that, what would you say about a five-peat? One Fort Wayne team has achieved that—five back to back championships in the arena of knowledge. On Feb. 19, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation […]

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Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

Annual Harambee Fest scheduled for Aug. 2 at Weisser Park

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 2014 Harambee Fest is scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 2 in Weisser Park. Founded nearly two decades ago by the late Chief Elder Johanna Ice-Gold, the Harambee Festival is designed to bring African and African Americans together to share culture and history. The annual festival takes it’s […]

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10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Festival set for June 21

| June 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St., is scheduled to host its 10th Annual Juneteenth celebration from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 21. Juneteenth is a traditional African American holiday commemorating the date black people in Texas found out about the abolition of slavery as outlined in the Emancipation Proclamation. Although President […]

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