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Open season

Open season

| July 13, 2016

Be mindful, conscious, willing to love in the battle to end oppression By Diego Morales Let us declare open season on the police. Let us approach every officer, uniform or not with malice and vengeance. You know Mrs. Johnson? The lovely older lady that lives down the street? The one you say hi to every […]

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The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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Does the company that just bought EBONY Magazine really have a plan?

Does the company that just bought EBONY Magazine really have a plan?

| July 9, 2016

Chicago Crusader Staff Report The new owners of “EBONY” magazine and JETMag.com emerged on June 21, unveiling their plans for the iconic black publications. The announcement came nearly a week after the Chicago Crusader published a story on the sale that was shrouded in mystery. A story published on EBONY.com described Clear View Group L.L.C. (CVG), the […]

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‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

| July 5, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated The first article of this series discussed narrative creation and how political candidates purposely keep their campaign slogans open ended—particularly, so narrative creation can take place. That allows their audiences to create narratives based more on ideologies rather than actual practical, political ideas and or […]

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MLK concludes enlightening trip to D.C, with Stutzman-led Capitol tour

MLK concludes enlightening trip to D.C, with Stutzman-led Capitol tour

| July 1, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc of Fort Wayne conducted a bus tour of Washington, D.C. from June 17 through June 19 that included a special tour of the U.S. Capitol conducted by Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman. The club began planning the trip in November […]

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Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Coach H.C. Story, civil rights activist and youth advocate, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born in Akron, Alabama where he excelled in many sports but discovered he was destined to do other work for a time. As an adult, while still in the south, Story joined […]

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Black folks gather to celebrate, discuss Black Speculative Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy

Black folks gather to celebrate, discuss Black Speculative Fiction, sci-fi, fantasy

| June 21, 2016

By D.L. Russell Special to Frost Illustrated When I first walked into the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, in Atlanta, for the State of Black Science Fiction Convention, my first reaction was to smile because I realized I was around hundreds of black people who were just as weird as I am. The two day […]

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Give the Father’s Day gift of tobacco free living

Give the Father’s Day gift of tobacco free living

| June 18, 2016

June is Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day is this weekend.  A great gift for your family this Father’s Day is to start living tobacco free.  Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and costs 11,100 Hoosier lives every year. Dads who smoke can celebrate Father’s Day by quitting, and family and friends […]

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After nine years in prison for quadruple murder he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford finally free

After nine years in prison for quadruple murder he didn’t commit, Davontae Sanford finally free

| June 18, 2016

By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA/DTU Fellow) The lawyers of wrongfully convicted Davontae Sanford said it was clear from the beginning that he was innocent and his confession was false. Megan Crane, Sanford’s lawyer, said that “police practices that are widely inappropriate for vulnerable juvenile suspects and a criminal justice system that systemically failed him at every […]

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