Opinion

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

| May 4, 2017

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President and CEO, NNPA) Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I was a young, college student and […]

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We have more in common with Russia than you think

We have more in common with Russia than you think

| May 4, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last month I wrote a column titled, “Russia Is Winning the War for American Minds.” In that piece, I discussed how Russia had unleashed a psychological operations program in the U.S. to destabilize our government and our various institutions; they have been phenomenally successful with their operation. As I […]

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We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

We must get Every Student Succeds Act right

| May 4, 2017

By Wade Henderson In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Even more […]

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A troubled police department

A troubled police department

| April 26, 2017

Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated rarely publishes letters to the editor that do not indicate a source. But, given the public interest in the issue of police reform and police/community relations, we have made an exception here. We recently received this letter via a guarded email account that asks some interesting questions about local police recruitment […]

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I won’t be silenced by solar industry

I won’t be silenced by solar industry

| April 26, 2017

Solar industry wants me to be quiet—I wonder why By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist As a journalist and political commentator, who covers issues important to the African American community and other marginalized communities, I have taken on powerful forces over the years. I have provided a voice for underrepresented communities and engaged both the […]

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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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