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‘White Like Me:’ Race, racism , white privilege in America

| April 6, 2014

Free community film screening, conversation on landmark film FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul is scheduled to present the film “White Like Me,” during a special viewing and discussion session, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the Pontiac Branch Library, 2115 S. Hanna St. “White Like Me,” based on the work of acclaimed […]

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Gun violence aimed at black males triggers concern

| March 12, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” […]

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Black, brown inmates herded into private prisons

| March 6, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Although private schools are often lauded for providing a better education to students, the same can’t be said of private prisons, which house a disproportionate number of people of color, according to  a report published in the latest issue of Radical Criminology, an online scholarly journal. “The overrepresentation […]

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Women’s History Month Special: Revisiting local sheroes

| March 5, 2014

  Editor’s note: History is a living, breathing entity. Eight years ago, then Frost Illustrated writer Robbin L. Melton profiled a number of local women who were making history then. At that time, their legacies was not complete—nor are they today, because each of these women are still with us, contributing today. And, while we […]

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Obituaries: March 5-March 11 Edition

| March 5, 2014

Halloween Byrd departed this earthly life on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 77. She was the second oldest child born to Arthur and Elizabeth Balfour on Aug. 27, 1936, in Chulahoma, just outside of Holly Springs, Miss. She accepted Christ at an early age and was […]

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Obama tries to add substance to male initiative

| March 4, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—No one had seen President Obama more emotional than last week when announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” a new initiative aimed at helping young black men. He spoke from the heart, recounting the pain of not having his father in the home and not always putting his best […]

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Tyler Perry: ‘People Don’t Understand Our Brand Of Humor’ [EXCLUSIVE]

| March 3, 2014

By Shamika Sanders Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Tyler Perry has been a pivotal figure in Black cinema since he first debuted his spit-fire character Madea to the time he created Tyler Perry Studios and later partnered with Oprah’s network OWN to establish his dominance in television. While his achievements may be overlooked […]

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Black History Month…really?

| February 28, 2014

“Councilman’s Corner” By Councilman Glynn Hines Special to Frost Illustrated Black History Month’s focus is a required experience for all when approached with honesty.  Dr. John Crawford of the Fort Wayne City Council talks and writes about the ills of single mother parenting and the culture of having children out of wedlock and the ensuing […]

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Betrayed by the criminal ‘injustice’ system

| February 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist  It all seems so familiar, doesn’t it? A black man, or woman, or child is murdered by a white person—and America’s criminal justice system compounds the tragedy. How deep is that particular well of American racial injustice now? How many names of innocents are on that list of sorrow? […]

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Words of the Week—Science does NOT refute God

| February 28, 2014

By Minister Jason Malveaux Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel Great thinkers deny the existence of Almighty God only to replace Him with almighty science. Findings are quoted with religious fervor and science is quoted as if it were a great prophet or holy writ. God is called to defend Himself against […]

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