Opinion

The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

| October 30, 2014

By Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill The 2014 elections are almost here, and the focus is whether the Republicans can gain control of the U.S. Senate, a first since 2006. Thirty-six seats are being contested, and Republicans need only six gains to win a majority. The stakes are extraordinarily high for the nation. But […]

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Former law school dean endorses Judge Levine

| October 30, 2014

I recently moved from Fort Wayne after having lived in the city for the past few years. During that time, I had the privilege of getting to know the Honorable Stanley Levine, candidate for reelection to the Allen County Superior Court. In all settings, Judge Levine impressed me as a fair and honest person, just […]

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Duff earns endorsement for school board from former teachers’ advocate

| October 30, 2014

As executive director of the Fort Wayne Education Association for 22 years, I regularly attended FWCS school board meetings. I know firsthand how important it is to have school board members that have a sincere heart and concern for students, teachers, administrators and support personnel. Anne Duff has had a very successful teaching career. She […]

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Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

Don’t sleep the Nov. 4 elections

| October 29, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist The Nov. 4 election is only a moment away.  Believe it or not, as of about two weeks ago, two thirds of the people in the U.S.A  did not know that there is to be an election on Nov. 4, 2014.  As far as some segments of our society […]

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Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

Voter ID laws: ‘Democracy turned upside down’

| October 28, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era and rig state and national elections in favor of the Republican Party by denying black and Hispanic voters access to the ballot. The refusal […]

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Banks are now robbing people

Banks are now robbing people

| October 21, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

Hillary versus Ben Carson in 2016

| October 17, 2014

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for president. I have been waiting to see what black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, […]

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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

| October 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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