William C. Wedley, veteran and educator elected as 61st Illustrious Potentate

March 21, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Serving with Integrity, the theme for the 61st annual Potentate Ball held on Saturday, March 15, reflects the past, as well as the office, just inherited by newly elected Illustrious Potentate of Mecca Temple 43, William C. Wedley.

The former active duty United States Air Force officer, and current Executive Officer of theUniversityofToledo’s Army ROTC Battalion, was introduced to the general public at the Premier Banquet Hall, located at4480 Heatherdowns Blvd…

Star Bright Inner Beauty Pageant crowns three

February 22, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

Three Toledo girls were crowned as the 2013 Star Bright Inner Beauty Pageant winners. The second annual beauty pageant, for girls ages five to 13, was sponsored by the non-profit organization, Building Bridges Community Revitalization Corporation, out of Columbus, Ohio, and was held at Robinson Elementary School located at 1075 Horace, on February 15 and 16…

Defending the Dream: 1700 people commemorate Dr. King’s legacy

January 23, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Approximately 1700 people attended the 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebration on Monday, January 20 at the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena. The 2014 theme was “Defending the Dream.”

Some of those offering comments at the event included Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of The University of Toledo, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ray Woods, president of the local chapter of the NAACP and president of UAW Local 14 would deliver the keynote address….

AAUW to present theater production “We Did It For You!”

January 9, 2014 in Lifestyle, News

The readers’ theater production We Did It For You! has received reviews such as, “I was moved to tears,” and, “Never has my heart been so deeply touched by a production.”
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. , in the auditorium of Notre Dame Academy, 3535 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo, members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present We Did It For You!

The new face of heroism and patriotism; Stephanie LaRae Morris

November 27, 2013 in Lifestyles, News

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

November 26, 2012 was the day Stephanie LaRae Morris was deployed to combat in Afghanistan; seven months after joining the United States Army.

Trained as a petroleum supply specialist, she would drive trucks to deliver gasoline to other armored vehicles during her deployment, in the war torn country. With the line of work Ms. Morris was involved in, it was both dangerous and life threatening that was synonymous, maiming and killing American soldiers…