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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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