Opinion

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

Why Republicans continue to lose black vote

| May 16, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the black community. I am now beginning to question whether there is room for blacks in this Republican Party. […]

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DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

DeRay’s campaign for Baltimore mayor win for Black Lives Matter movement

| May 9, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props. The young man used his activism as a platform to run for mayor of Baltimore, and he placed better than expected in the April 26 election. Initially projected to get just one percent of the votes, he ended up […]

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Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

Will the feds strip Prince’s hard-earned fortune

| May 2, 2016

By Rex Bell Having operated a construction and home building business for 42 years, I’ve seen and tried a few things that worked and a few things that didn’t work, and tried to abandon or make adjustments to the things that didn’t, and tweak the things that did. A few years ago, some ne’er-do-well cut […]

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Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

Blackonomics: Are black people becoming obsolete?

| May 2, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Coalition-building is the best way for black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes to economic empowerment. Some have posited that black people are swiftly becoming obsolete. From the agricultural economy to the industrial and mass production […]

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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Traditional values popular in black community

Traditional values popular in black community

| April 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the […]

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Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

| April 27, 2016

By Erick Johnson (From the Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the sunshine state. “NONE OF THE ABOVE,” the headline […]

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Trump will deliver us from evil politicians

Trump will deliver us from evil politicians

| April 25, 2016

We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent.  They are a group of self-righteous individuals who capitalize on every opportunity to benefit themselves. Our voice is being heard loud and clear.  Politicians, you will mistreat us no more. […]

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Hillary Clinton choice for the people

Hillary Clinton choice for the people

| April 25, 2016

During more than 40 years of employment, I contributed to Social Security.  Then, due to an orthopedic disability, I became eligible for both Social Security and Medicare benefits prior to age 65. Hillary Clinton not only supports both of these federal financial provisions for my family, she advocates strengthening these vital benefits for all seniors […]

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