Opinion

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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Peas and carrot or oil and water

Peas and carrot or oil and water

| March 24, 2017

By Rex Bell Forrest Gump liked to say that he and Jenny Curran went together like peas and carrots. While a couple of my Grandchildren might argue about how well peas and carrots go together, or even how well they stand alone, I do appreciate Forrest’s sentiments. Jenny didn’t always seem to share his views, […]

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What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

What are you doing talking to these folks in the first place?

| March 23, 2017

Don’t be fooled by talk of leaks A Frost Illustrated Commentary Believe us. We have plenty of other things about which we need to comment: jobs, economics, black on black violence, the spiritual slide of the community… Seems like we have no choice but to ask some of the questions others seem to be avoiding. […]

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Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

Republican lawmakers attack education, civil rights

| March 23, 2017

What you should know about the latest Republican attacks on education By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The effort to repeal and replace health care is generating headlines, and the attempt to investigate Trump’s Russia connections is of high importance. The specious claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, too, has generated interest, largely […]

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President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

President Trump should consider CBC budget if serious about helping Black America

| March 23, 2017

By U.S. Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. While President Trump has yet to submit his first budget to Congress, we are already learning what will likely be in it. The President has proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, which would be offset […]

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The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

| March 22, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary Are we missing something or are some of the folks who questioned FBI Director James B. Comey about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama’s administration losing it? Or, has the U.S. electorate chosen representatives who are, at best, myopic, at worst, totally incompetent? Case […]

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