Author Archive: Brenda Robinson

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

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Being a leader: Going beyond what is required

Being a leader: Going beyond what is required

| May 26, 2014

Editor’s note: On May 21, 14-year-old Lauryn E’Leesia Jones was award the 2014 Youth Humanitarian Award by the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana. Prior to her selection, Ms. Jones was asked to submit an essay on leadership to the Red Cross. Frost Illustrated recently was granted the privilege of publishing that insightful essay on […]

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Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

| May 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There are a lot of things America has gotten wrong, but within the last month, America got two of three things right. Three leading news stories, within the referenced time period, prove the point. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action was wrong. However, secondly, the Obama’s administration’s […]

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Spotlight on benefit fashion show for Joyce McGown

Spotlight on benefit fashion show for Joyce McGown

| May 20, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking some time out on a daily basis to bring yourselves and others some joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love to get […]

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The tyranny, violence of religion

The tyranny, violence of religion

| May 11, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There once was a black family in Kentucky who defied the norm in terms of intellect. The family head was a single mom, high school dropout, rearing two sons and earning whatever the minimum wage was in the 1960s. The children were victims of educational deprivation, due to the racism, prejudice and […]

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Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

| May 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Donald Sterling’s taped racist remarks, which became public recently, outraged sports announcers, media reporters, talk show hosts, and even President Barack Obama. Sterling, owner of NBA Los Angeles Clippers, in a taping by his girlfriend, V. Stivano, said among other derogatory language, he doesn’t want black people at Clippers games and it […]

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Supreme Court ruling emphasizes need for black colleges, universities

Supreme Court ruling emphasizes need for black colleges, universities

| April 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Like spring this year, the Supreme Court decision, stimulated by the 2006 Michigan voters’ ban on affirmative action in the state’s colleges and universities, came late. The high court heard arguments on the case Oct. 15, 2013, following a Michigan federal court reversal of the voters’ ban earlier that same year. Last […]

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Listing of candidates for some area offices in the May 6 primary

Listing of candidates for some area offices in the May 6 primary

| April 29, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a partial listing of offices on the ballot for the May 6 Primary Election. Primary elections are set to decide which candidates will compete in the November general election for political offices. Indiana has a closed primary system. Therefore, you can only vote for candidate of one party during the […]

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Spotlight on Diveeta Thompson of Rock Solid 626

Spotlight on Diveeta Thompson of Rock Solid 626

| April 29, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? I hope that all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring some joy, happiness and beauty to yourselves and to others, as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better.  On that […]

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Racial hate born of helplessness

Racial hate born of helplessness

| April 23, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Life’s tough, isn’t it? Professionals, theologians, lay people and just plain folk have tried for centuries to make sense of senseless crimes whereby innocent people are murdered, for no understandable reasons. Among those puzzling murders are those labeled “hate crimes.” And, when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish Center and an […]

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Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

| April 16, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Atlanta Archibishop Wilton Gregory did the right thing when he sold his $2.2 million Atlanta home. He was so wrong, from the start. His first act of wrongness was building the mansion. His second act of wrongness was his initial statement that he “would consider selling the mansion.” If he was at […]

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