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“We are dealing with an issue — and issues — that are deeply rooted in systematic racism and oppression. … It’s unrealistic for us to think that a march to MLK Bridge is going to un-root systematic oppression and racism without formalized policies and changes.”

Just a week after asking County Council for nearly $3.6 million to recoup losses from canceled events, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum asked the Allen County Board of Commissioners for an additional $151,000 to replace lights in its parking lot.

Fort Wayne City Council members Glynn Hines, D-at large, Michelle Chambers, D-at large, and Sharon Tucker, D-6th district, joined Adams Township Trustee Denita Washington, Wayne Township Trustee Austin Knox, Wayne Township Trustee Board Chair Pat Turner, East Allen County Schools District 3E…

Although he’s cleaning out his classroom, Rollie Clements still plans to return for the Carroll High School boys soccer team’s 2020-21 season after two of the most successful campaigns in his two decades as the Chargers’ head coach.

July 6 marked a reopening for summer activities at schools throughout Allen County — the first time students have stepped foot on many school properties since COVID-19 effectively ended in-person academics in March. However, fall reentry plans are still a moving target.

There was no playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” and no handing out of diplomas, but the Indiana Black Expo Fort Wayne Chapter’s virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 27, was heavy on sound advice for graduates, provided by some of Fort Wayne’s most renowned leaders.

Wendy Robinson’s only goal June 30 was to not let her emotions get the better of her. But, after 47 years of service to Fort Wayne Community Schools, it was hard to finally say goodbye to the district in which she’s spent most of her life.