Author Archive: Brenda Robinson

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

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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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Wake up call to seniors

Wake up call to seniors

| March 24, 2014

By Michelle Y. Graves, CSA Certified Senior Advisor Special to Frost Illustrated I recently attended the 2014 Forum on Aging as an industry professional. Times have truly changed. I left the conference asking myself “If seniors knew today what was going to happen to them tomorrow, would they be full of joy or sorrow?”  Aging […]

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‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

| March 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American […]

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Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates 5th Pastoral Anniversary

Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates 5th Pastoral Anniversary

| March 14, 2014

By Joyce Walker Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Jerusalem Baptist Church proudly announces the 5th Pastoral Celebration of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Aaron Griffin, March 21 through March 23, 2014. Our 5th Pastoral Celebration theme is “Pastor with A New Spirit,” taken from Ezekiel 36:26-27. Our scheduled events and program outline are listed below: • 7 […]

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