Category: Top News

Jan 13
Martin Luther King Jr’s Economic Legacy: From Dreams to Business 

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, which became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement. In his speech, King highlighted the economic injustice faced by black Americans. He compared America to a bad check that has been returned and marked with “insufficient funds,” emphasizing […]

Nov 07
New Pontiac Street Market Opening Brings Economic Promise to Southeast Fort Wayne

A significant milestone in the revitalization of the southeast side of Fort Wayne was celebrated with the grand opening of the Pontiac Street Market on November 6, 2023. Located at 918 E. Pontiac St., this full-service grocery store aims to provide fresh, healthy, and affordable food to the residents of a historically underserved area. Economic […]

May 31
Indiana’s 15-member Black Legislative Caucus

Rep. Harris on leading the Black caucus, 21st Century Scholars expansion plans The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus will hold a six-part town hall series in municipalities across the state; the group announced Friday (Muniz, Indiana Capital Chronicle). It billed the events as opportunities for Hoosiers to learn more about legislation passed in the most recent session, […]

Aug 22
Grand Ideas for Black Chamber

Ramadan Abdul-Azeez, the organization's newly elected president, is eager to increase membership and modernize the chamber's operations during the volunteer position's three-year term.

May 19
Utopian Community Grocery’s Soft Opening – Southeast Fort Wayne

The grocery is the first phase from HANDS (Hope Arts Networking Diversity Service), a group of community investors (including Simmons), that will be bringing back a restaurant (but organic and healthy) and a salon in its subsequent phases.

Mar 03
In Agreement: Stronger Together

The COVID-19 year has tested the four regional Chambers of Commerce and reinforced guiding principles inherent to their missions. The unique characteristic that bridges the four regional Chambers of Commerce (the Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the Greater Fort Wayne Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Regional Chamber of Northeast […]

Jan 22
Fort Wayne Power Circle Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion

Demographic representation improved locally with the election of three African Americans, including two women, to the Fort Wayne City Council. But, participants in panel discussion at a Founders Spark Power Circle celebration said the city remains far from approaching what it could achieve by improving inclusiveness.

Sep 03
Southeast Side (Focused) Real Estate & Construction: Linda Golden and Legacy One, Inc.

As for the real estate, Linda Golden (Legacy One) does residential and commercial brokering. Closing on a residential sale usually within 30 days.

Apr 24
Wendy Moyle, John Dortch win Champions of Change Awards

Wendy Moyle and John Dortch were named the inaugural winners of the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Women’s Network Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which aim to celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County, were announced at a luncheon Wednesday at The Charles Fort Wayne.

Apr 18
Why I Started Fort Wayne Ink Spot Newspaper: Publisher John P. Dortch

Fort Wayne Ink Spot will tell stories and report news across the areas of education, employment, and entrepreneurship, specifying the positive exploits of young people.