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NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

NAACP identity erased from local Chalk Walk

| July 24, 2014

By Chasiti Fall “If you don’t know where you have been you are not able to recognize where you are and definitely do not see where you are going.”—Dexterity 7 FORT WAYNE—The city was in a festive mood last week with lots of activities during the Summit City’s renowned Three Rivers Festival as well as […]

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Things of interest

Things of interest

| July 2, 2014

Here’s one of our favorite site online. It’s put together by veteran journalist Richard Prince and constantly features topics of interest. As we approach the Fourth of July, pay special attention to some of the work here: http://mije.org/richardprince/protecting-slavery-key-new-july-4-narrative

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and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

| June 16, 2014

© 2014, omowale-ketu oladuwa “i don’t know who i would be if i weren’t this child from harlem, this woman from harlem. it’s in me so deep.” —ruby dee, 1924-2014                                                          mother-sister, from striver’s row […]

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Charter schools present post-‘Brown’ challenge

Charter schools present post-‘Brown’ challenge

| May 26, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In 1954, Lucinda Todd was one of 13 plaintiffs in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case that declared “separate but equal” unconstitutional. Just weeks ago, her granddaughter Lucinda Noches Talbert, stood on the steps of Supreme Court and continued making the argument for equal […]

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Some troubled by Christ’s message about wealth

Some troubled by Christ’s message about wealth

| May 13, 2014

Ahhh. We knew we liked this pope. Like Jesus, he has incurred the wrath of those who would sit in power by suggesting that those on the bottom be given something. Folks who have a problem with that message of looking out for the poor had better take another look at the gospel and the […]

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Republicans financing mainstream candidates over Tea Party darlings

Republicans financing mainstream candidates over Tea Party darlings

| May 9, 2014

We love a political dilemma. The Republican Party has enjoyed significant success on the backs of the Tea Party. On the other hand, there have been Tea Party candidates, who have expressed such extreme views that they have cost the mainstream Republican Party election victories or in the least refused to compromise once in office […]

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Indiana same sex ruling could be part of defining argument of times

| May 9, 2014

Some people have argued that the debate over same sex marriage will be one of the defining political issues of this era. Perhaps it will be but, from our perspective, not for the relatively limited reasons some people think. While the idea of same sex marriage has been defined as a civil rights issue, the […]

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L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

| May 1, 2014

In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]

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Neighbors grow weary of Cliven Bundy, intimidating presence

Neighbors grow weary of Cliven Bundy, intimidating presence

| May 1, 2014

The comments from neighbors that they don’t like this situation with the implication that they are afraid to speak out leads us to wonder if Mr. Bundy and his “friends” have been able to successfully intimidate the community in which they live. Hmmm. It makes us wonder of the display of weapons and military trappings […]

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Congress to do no harm?

Congress to do no harm?

| April 28, 2014

When is a figure of speech just a figure of speech? When dealing with Congress, of course. In recent years, it seems Congress has taken quite the opposite approach, at least on majority opting to be as obstructionist as possible with the goal of winning elections—the fate of the nation be damned despite their best […]

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