Author Archive: Brenda Robinson

Brenda Robinson is an NNPA Emory O. Jackson award-winning columnist for Frost Illustrated.

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Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

Madame C.J. Walker: A shining example of economic self determination

| March 4, 2014

Madame C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America.

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House approves Wyss’ bill to improve private bus safety

| March 1, 2014

Courtesy of the office of Senator Tom Wyss STATEHOUSE—State Sen. Tom Wyss’ (R-Fort Wayne) legislation to improve private bus safety passed the House of Representatives recently by a 82-13 vote. As amended, Senate Bill 238 would require the Indiana State Police (ISP) to establish a program to inspect private buses, which would be conducted by ISP […]

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Arizona governor stands up for U.S. Constitution in same-sex decision

| March 1, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062. We’re glad she did. Otherwise, Arizona and the nation would have some difficult days ahead, including the governor. Brewer, and rightfully so, looked at the political and social effects of the bill, but also the discriminatory nature. She concluded, the bill would […]

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First African American to win Winter Olympic gold is AKA

| February 28, 2014

By Malorie Marshall Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Vonetta Flowers, the first African-American to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympic games is also an honorary member of the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. The olympian, who won the gold in bobsledding at the 2002 Olympics in Salt […]

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Dear Minister Malcolm…

| February 26, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Dear Minister Malcolm, We’re celebrating Black History Month and we wish to make an appeal to you, just as we did to Martin Luther King Jr. We wrote him a letter, he didn’t answer, but at least we feel better. Expressions are good for the soul, as you well know. But, […]

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Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

Black History Bowl at Weisser allows youth to shine

| February 26, 2014

Seven teams participated in the Sixth Annual Black History Bowl, Feb. 20 at Weisser Park Youth Center, sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Dept

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Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

Maya Angelou: A shining beacon

| February 14, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Black History Month is an appropriate time to honor Maya Angelou, who has touched the souls of Americans and non-Americans and showed us how to live our best lives.

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How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

How Obama can ‘get his groove back’

| February 7, 2014

President Barack Obama’s legacy is in trouble. Will his State of the Union message make a difference? Will Obama get his groove back?

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Tawanda Jones shows what good can come out of Camden

Tawanda Jones shows what good can come out of Camden

| February 4, 2014

By Brenda Robinson—Many likely believe Camden students are doomed to a life of crime, violence and unemployment, Tawanda Jones didn’t buy into the rhetoric.

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A letter of our own: Dear Dr. King…

A letter of our own: Dear Dr. King…

| January 22, 2014

Brenda Robinson’s letter to Martin Luther King Jr. from America: ” We don’t know anyone as smart as you, smart enough, that is, to get America out of this mess.”

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