Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy Loses Charter, to Close June 2019

During an emergency meeting on December 11, 2018, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Indiana Charter School Board unanimously voted to end the charter for Fort Wayne’s own Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy (TMLA), after only six years in existence.

Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy Loses Charter, to Close June 2019

Hook a Friend Up: WeFAM’s Voucher Donation Program for FREE Hair Services

WeFAM, Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) that, according to founder and barber Juan Williams, “builds self esteem through grooming, etiquette, beauty, and barber services…in an attempt to mentor and motivate them to strive towards self improvement, education, and success.”

Hook a Friend Up: WeFAM’s Voucher Donation Program for FREE Hair Services
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Payday Lenders Denied: Expansion of High-APR Loans Halted for a Third Time

A coalition of nonprofits and community representatives, led by the Indiana Institute for Working Families and including Fort Wayne’s own Brightpoint, recently defeated bill HB 1319 that would have expanded payday loans with an APR up to 222%.

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Payday Lenders Denied: Expansion of High-APR Loans Halted for a Third Time
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The All-Black Cemetery of Mercer County, Ohio Part Two

The tale of two families who once lived in the largest all-black community in the State of Ohio

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The All-Black Cemetery  of Mercer County, Ohio Part Two
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The All-Black Cemetery of Mercer County, Ohio Part One

The All-Black Cemetery of Mercer County, Ohio Part One

Part One: Identification
Sim Smith is buried in the nondescript Carthagena Black Cemetery at the intersection of U.S. 127 and State Road 274 in the unincorporated community of Carthagena, Ohio (about an hour’s drive from Fort Wayne, Indiana).

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The All-Black Cemetery  of Mercer County, Ohio Part One

Frost Giant

Attorney Edward N. Smith Sr., Owner of the Shuttered Frost Illustrated, Remembers

Frost Illustrated Newspaper, established in December 1968, has ceased printing the news and views of African Americans. Frost’s last issue ever spanned the weeks of October 11 - 24, 2017. The headline story, written (presumably) by an uncredited Michael Patterson...

Frost Giant