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Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

Blackonomics: Black Consciousness vs. Christianity—Part Two

| January 21, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Again, this is not an attempt to proselytize or to shape your thinking regarding religion or spirituality. Rather, this is an attempt to delve into a subject that is often brought up among black folks and used to separate us instead of bring us together around practical economic/public […]

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How the King holiday came to be

How the King holiday came to be

| January 15, 2016

For many, it seems that there always has been a national holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, numerous celebrations are held throughout the country, including here in Fort Wayne, where the MLK Jr. Club hosts one of the biggest and most respected Unity Day gatherings in this part of the country. […]

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Civil rights leader Moss to speak at Manchester about the life, teachings of MLK

Civil rights leader Moss to speak at Manchester about the life, teachings of MLK

| January 14, 2016

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind—The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., a nationally respected and influential civil rights and religious leader, will speak at the 48th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance & Rededication Ceremony at Manchester University. The observance commemorates King’s last speech at a college campus. He presented “The Future of Integration” at Manchester on Feb. 1, […]

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Blackonomics: Black consciousness vs. Christianity—Part 1

Blackonomics: Black consciousness vs. Christianity—Part 1

| January 14, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Is it possible to have a black consciousness and be a Christian? Are the terms contradictory? Is “Conscious Christian” an oxymoron? I can hear some of you now, saying, “Uh oh, Jim, you are in deep water with this topic.” That’s fine; this column has not survived for […]

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MLK Mentor Weekend world’s largest celebration of life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Mentor Weekend world’s largest celebration of life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 13, 2016

500 cities expected to provide mentoring for youth on Dr. King’s Birthday CHICAGO (Courtesy of The Black Star Project USA)—On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 2016 Birthday Weekend, The Black Star Project is organizing the largest commemoration of the great civil rights and human rights leader ever. In 500 cities across America, men and women […]

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The transformative legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., in 2016

The transformative legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., in 2016

| January 13, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist There is no debate concerning the irrefutable fact that the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest leaders recognized, admired and affirmed by millions of people across America and throughout the world. King’s activism and leadership changed America and the world, as […]

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Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

| January 13, 2016

Excerpts from MLK’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ Editor’s note: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often celebrated as man, who in light of his non-violent nature and in spite of his tremendous oratory skills, was a timed, universally loved figure who wanted to avoid conflict and was hesitant to criticize the more subtle forms of racism […]

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The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

| January 13, 2016

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.  I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.”—Dr. Martin L. King Jr. By the Rev. Bill McGill […]

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IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock

IPFW to host lecture from Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Pastor Raphael Warncock

| January 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The IPFW MLK Lecture Series is scheduled to play host to a guest speaker with extraordinary ties to the history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month as the nation celebrates the legacy of the late civil and human rights activist. The Rev. Raphael Warncock, Ph.D. is scheduled to speak as part of […]

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Need customer service from Facebook? Good luck

Need customer service from Facebook? Good luck

| January 12, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist It happened very suddenly over the summer. I have been using Facebook for several years. A friend convinced me that once my Facebook “friends” had hit the 5,000 mark (the maximum permitted) that I should replace my existing page with a “Fan Page” or “Celebrity Page.” It […]

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