Opinion

Trump’s budget blueprint cuts close to home

Trump’s budget blueprint cuts close to home

| April 21, 2017

Time for Congress to restore $6 billion in HUD Funding By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) From youth yearning for the time to have their own place, to older Americans hoping to age in place, the need to have a home is a shared concern of consumers of all ages and locales. It’s where children […]

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Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

| April 20, 2017

Now that committees in both the Indiana House and Senate have had a chance to hold public hearings on proposed changes to Indiana’s renewable energy policies, the Indiana Energy Association of investor-owned utilities will support the legislation – even though it has changed substantially from what was first introduced. Many of the criticisms about this […]

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HB 1001 and reducing Indiana’s tobacco use burden

HB 1001 and reducing Indiana’s tobacco use burden

| April 20, 2017

By Nancy Cripe Tobacco Free Allen County To thrive, Allen County needs to attract new, 21st century businesses and one of the key things prospective business owners look for is a vibrant, healthy workforce. Do they find that in Allen County where 23 percent (over one in five) adults still smoke? In the rest of […]

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From the womb to the world: When do Black men stop respecting Black women?

From the womb to the world: When do Black men stop respecting Black women?

| April 18, 2017

By The Konkrete Rose Special to Frost Illustrated We’ve all seen it. The long, heart felt captions under  an early 90’s photo capturing a young mom in her multi colored wind breaker, bamboo earrings dangling from her ear, as she holds her baby boy who’s grinning into the classic disposable camera.  The warm words that […]

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The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

| April 12, 2017

The presidential campaign of 2016 displayed and equal distribution of wealth party versus a party that is fascinated by such things as Corvette collections. Voters are poorly read because of the influence of sports and the television. Our minds are becoming incapable of discerning differences—so personalities, rather than issues, dominate. We accept candidates who are […]

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Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

Mr. President, ‘What if it was your mama?’

| April 11, 2017

By Austin R. Cooper (NNPA Newswire Columnist) During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?” It was an attempt […]

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Utter disrespect for southeast Fort Wayne

Utter disrespect for southeast Fort Wayne

| April 4, 2017

The McMillen Foundation defends their decision to demolish the Bowser Pump buildings by stating that they looked for developers over the past 10 years and that the buildings were not worth saving. The buildings would be rated outstanding, according to Indiana Landmarks standards. There was never any real attempt to find a developer. The efforts […]

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The cost of a vote

The cost of a vote

| March 27, 2017

By Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) Fifty-one years ago, on March 24, 1966, the United States Supreme Court struck down the last poll taxes in this country. It was a victory for the American people and for the case’s lead plaintiff, Annie A. Harper, an elderly African-American woman who could not afford to pay Virginia’s […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

FTC takes action against ‘yo-yo scams’ in auto industry

| March 25, 2017

Law enforcement agencies take action against deceptive auto dealers By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When it comes to purchasing and financing a vehicle, African American and Latino consumers—more often than other racial or ethnic groups—are frequently targets of deceptive advertising and abusive financing practices. In recent days, two law enforcement agencies have acted to […]

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