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Historical Treasure In Newprint

Historical Treasure In Newprint

Scrapbook gives vivid picture of ’40s, ’50s community

Frost Illustrated Staff Report

FORT WAYNE—History was never a passion of Tia Allen. She said she had given up interest in the subject long ago after some particularly bad experiences in school.

But, a recent, unexpected blessing has kindled a fire for the subject in her and given her a new feeling of appreciation for...

Deadline looms for Wilmington Ten pardon decision

By Cash Michaels
Special to the NNPA from the Wilmington Journal

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Now that the 2012 presidential elections are history, supporters for the Wilmington Ten pardons of innocence effort are increasing their efforts to build more overwhelming public support for the cause before North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue leaves office on Dec. 31.

Sources say there is opposition to the proposed pardons, primarily from former law enforcement and state officials who still believe— despite no evidence proving that the Wilmington Ten had anything...

City's first African American department store salesman, Sylvester Miller crosses over at 87

Staff report and published obituary

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne recently lost an historic figure from the business and service industry.

Sylvester Miller, 87, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. He was born near Ruleville, Miss. in 1925, a son of George Miller and Mamie (Bibbs) Miller. He married Louretta (Harris) Miller in 1954. They had three sons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He became the first African American salesman to work at a major downtown department store in...

MLK Jr. Club Inc. accepting applications for 2013 scholarships

FORT WAYNE—The MLK Jr. Club is currently accepting applications for the Glyn R. Gleason Memorial Scholarship.

High school seniors planning to pursue a college education and...

MLK Jr. Club Inc. announces 2012 Santa on Tour, Christmas Party

FORT WAYNE—The MLK (Martin Luther King) Jr. Club is scheduled to conduct its 16th Annual “Santa On Tour and Christmas Party” from 12 p.m. to...

Crime down, black arrests slightly up from previous year

By Freddie Allen
NNPA Washington Correspondent

WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Although crime is on the decline in the U.S., the rate of arrest of blacks continues...

Spotlight on Friends of Bethany: A success story

City's first African American department store salesman, Sylvester Miller crosses over at 87


Jeanie Summerville

Whatz up, babies?

How was your week? I hope it was good and you were able to relax and soak in...

The Mysteries Of Black Writers

City's first African American department store salesman, Sylvester Miller crosses over at 87

By Gregg Reese
Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly

The detective is arguably as much a cultural icon as the cowboy in the pantheon of...

New name, new minister, celebrating 60 years of Unity in Fort Wayne

Courtesy of Unity Fort Wayne Spiritual Center

FORT WAYNE—Unity Christ Church of Fort Wayne has changed its name to Unity of Fort Wayne Spiritual Center to...


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