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Refreshing

| August 3, 2015
Refreshing

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A time to rest and refresh I recently spent a few days in New Albany, Ohio for a chaplain’s meeting with the company that I work for. To be honest, the thought of being out of my normal routine made me nervous! The thought of missing my nightly responsibilities made […]

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Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

| August 3, 2015
Democrats sponsor non-partisan Voting Rights celebration

FORT WAYNE—The Allen County Democratic Party, in conjunction with several other organizations, is scheduled to host a non-partisan rally, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6 at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. After the U.S. Civil War (1861-65), the 15th Amendment, ratified in […]

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The change we’ve been waiting for

| August 3, 2015
The change we’ve been waiting for

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident. Some of our organizations do their usual thing by making loud […]

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An answer for Confederate apologists

| August 3, 2015
An answer for Confederate apologists

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Someone identifying himself as Jimmy Oliver sent me an email objecting to a column I wrote under the headline, “Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored.” I presume he wrote to get a reply, so here it is, with Oliver’s words in italics. I do not appreciate you calling my ancestors […]

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Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

| August 3, 2015
Closing education gap would boost U.S. economy

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Men of color would earn $170 billion more a year, if they reached the same education level as white men, according to a new White House report. The report examined “opportunity gaps facing youth of color” and found stunning correlations between the educational and employment success of […]

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Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

| August 2, 2015
Republicans use cruelty as political weapon

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Donald Trump, the blowhard mogul masquerading as presidential candidate, has once again discovered the problem with trying to be a demagogue in a democracy: It’s the risk of “going too far.” Sometimes that means merely being made to look foolish–as when President Obama early in the 2012 presidential election […]

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Attacking economic racism

| August 2, 2015
Attacking economic racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial […]

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Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

| July 31, 2015
Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS BATON ROUGE, La.—It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, at the national convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) here, Chavis was participating on panel about reforming the criminal justice system with, […]

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Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

| July 30, 2015
Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:45 p.m., July 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded this afternoon to the intersection of McKinnie Avenue and McMillen Park Drive on multiple 911 calls reporting an injury accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Officers arrived to find the motorcyclist down in the intersection unresponsive. Medics and […]

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MLK Club Inc. to host Committee Chairperson Open House information session

| July 30, 2015
MLK Club Inc. to host Committee Chairperson Open House information session

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity within the Fort Wayne community. In the spirit of the club’s mission, the MLK Club is scheduled to […]

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