Author Archive: Brenda Robinson

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

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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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Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

| April 11, 2014

(GIN)—On the 20th anniversary of one of the worst massacres on the African continent—the Rwandan genocide—a Rwandese couple is still reliving the nightmare as they search for perpetrators in foreign countries complicit in crimes against humanity. Last month, Dafroza Gauthier and her husband Alain gave testimony against former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa in Paris. […]

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College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

College student athletes should be compensated—monetarily

| April 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The ruling, Northwestern University football players can unionize, by Peter Sung Ohr—a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board—is long overdue.  This particular ruling may or may not lead to college athletes being paid, but at least it is a move in the right direction.  Any unfairness starts with a bold, […]

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Parkview Neighborhood Health Center cause for ‘dancing in the streets’

Parkview Neighborhood Health Center cause for ‘dancing in the streets’

| April 2, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Fort Wayne, as with every American city, has gotten a lot of things wrong. Yet, with all the things Fort Wayne has gotten wrong, they got it right with placing a health clinic in southeast Fort Wayne. The new facility, Parkview Neighborhood Health Center on Paulding Road, is ‘sho nuf’ good news. Southeast […]

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Remember incarcerated during Women’s History Month

Remember incarcerated during Women’s History Month

| March 26, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Women’s History Month has traditionally celebrated women who have made a difference in their lives, their family’s lives, and/or made their community, state, nation and even the world a better place. These women certainly need to be honored. Their selflessness and dedication, which often led to self-neglect, is admirable. However, there is […]

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