Opinion

Acceptance by eight Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

Acceptance by eight Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

| April 13, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist You would think that news of a high school student from a family of African immigrants getting accepted into all eight Ivy League universities would be met with universal celebration. If you thought that, think again. First the news: In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough […]

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Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?

Can we make it to the ‘Promised Land?

| April 10, 2014

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist Friday, April 4, marked the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on a balcony in Memphis, Tenn. Black America and people of goodwill in the nation and the world were stricken by grief, frustration and anger at the murder of this great man of justice and peace. […]

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Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

Put Fort Wayne history back into Indiana, U.S. history books

| April 9, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following is the transcript of a Hackonomics program covering the release of Eric Hackley’s new book, “KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality.” The book release was held recently at the Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library: Introduction of speaker Eric Hackley by Carla […]

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Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

| April 8, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I was going through my “news feed” on Facebook when I noticed a World Star Hip Hop video titled SMDH Clip Of The Week: All That In Front Of Your Kids?! I was in shock and curious all at the same time. So I played the video to learn how in two […]

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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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Is the selfie generation sabotaging its own job prospects?

| April 8, 2014

When we initially saw the headline, we wondered if this was a commentary on the incessant posting of young folks’ private lives in social media and all over the Internet. There have been more than enough reported incidents in which folks have been denied or even lost jobs due to items they’ve posted. This, however, […]

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Supreme Court campaign decision exposes conquest by New World Order

Supreme Court campaign decision exposes conquest by New World Order

| April 4, 2014

We’ve spoken a bit about this issue and pointed readers towards news articles regarding the Supreme Court’s decision supposedly in support of “free speech.” It’s long been apparent for many folks in this country that “free” speech “ain’t free.” Apparently, mo’ money gets you mo’ speech! Many of us have known that the oligarchs have […]

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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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Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

| April 2, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: What do you call someone who believes white shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against black people. Answer: Rand Paul. That answer, of course, came from the Kentucky Republican senator’s own lips during his 2010 campaign for the office when […]

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Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

| April 1, 2014

Don’t get upset, folks. It only stands to reason that a nation that only pays lip service to Christ and Christian values would need guns in schools, shopping malls, movie theaters and the like. And maybe, more extensive stand your ground laws will give bangers and drug cartels the necessary tools to legally eliminate their […]

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