Opinion

The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

| July 5, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated The first article of this series discussed narrative creation and how political candidates purposely keep their campaign slogans open ended—particularly, so narrative creation can take place. That allows their audiences to create narratives based more on ideologies rather than actual practical, political ideas and or […]

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Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

| June 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal […]

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IU’s FACET group weighs in on incorporating faculty input at IPFW

IU’s FACET group weighs in on incorporating faculty input at IPFW

| June 28, 2016

As members of the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and as faculty leaders recognized for our accomplishments at IPFW in teaching and learning, we write this statement to express a viewpoint missing from much of the discussion regarding the Legislative Services Agency Study Group: that of faculty, particularly given our role […]

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Donald C. Swanson: A man among men

Donald C. Swanson: A man among men

| June 22, 2016

It’s great when you have your freedom, but it’s even greater when you have someone there to keep you from losing it. Attorney Donald C. Swanson Jr. of Haller & Colvin is that person. Mr. Swanson is not only the poor man’s gateway to freedom but he also cares. When Haller & Colvin joined hands […]

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Political discourse, or ideological interpretations?

Political discourse, or ideological interpretations?

| June 17, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special Columnist for El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated “Make America Great Again,” “Hillary for America” and “A Future to Believe In,” but what do these campaign slogans mean? Are they supposed to have a fixed meaning at all? Over the years as the political process has evolved, politics have also become a […]

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The many delusions of Donald Trump

The many delusions of Donald Trump

| June 16, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do you say about someone who apparently sees things that do not exist? I have been asking myself that question while I have watched Donald Trump’s presidential campaign unfold. And, as taunts name-calling, and the lack of substance continue to define the tone of Trump’s campaign, […]

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Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

Why Snoop Lion should write, direct, produce black movies

| June 14, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Recently, rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic TV miniseries Roots that aired on The History Channel last week. […]

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Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

| June 13, 2016

By Rex Bell I started a construction business 42 years ago, and I’m still running it today. A couple of years ago, a woman called us about having some work done on her house. It was an extensive job, so I set up an appointment and met her one evening to discuss the project. About […]

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