Madame C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was the first female self-made millionaire in America.
Author Archive: Brenda Robinson
Brenda Robinson is an NNPA Emory O. Jackson award-winning columnist for Frost Illustrated.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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
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.