Opinion

Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

Rand Paul tries to recast racial views

| April 2, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Question: What do you call someone who believes white shopkeepers and owners of other large and small businesses have the “right” to discriminate against black people. Answer: Rand Paul. That answer, of course, came from the Kentucky Republican senator’s own lips during his 2010 campaign for the office when […]

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Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

Guns everywhere could solve problem of violence, crime competition

| April 1, 2014

Don’t get upset, folks. It only stands to reason that a nation that only pays lip service to Christ and Christian values would need guns in schools, shopping malls, movie theaters and the like. And maybe, more extensive stand your ground laws will give bangers and drug cartels the necessary tools to legally eliminate their […]

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Sometimes the system gets it twisted—really twisted!

Sometimes the system gets it twisted—really twisted!

| April 1, 2014

Hear’s an opinion piece you might find of interest. To put this in even better context, check the marijuana-related sentences listed here: http://www.salon.com/2012/10/29/ten_worst_sentences_for_marijuana_related_crimes/. Interesting, in a nation that claims the Bible as a guide—which teaches sin is sin with no degree—that certain classes of sins and certain sins of a people of certain classes seem […]

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Obama worse than George W. Bush on SBA loans

Obama worse than George W. Bush on SBA loans

| March 30, 2014

George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When I interviewed Marie Johns, then the outgoing deputy secretary of the Small Business Administration, a year ago, she said the SBA does not separate figures by race, though it hopes to do so at some point. Technically, she was correct in saying the SBA does not separate agency-wide figures […]

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‘Our ancestors recognized that education was the first step on the road to freedom’

‘Our ancestors recognized that education was the first step on the road to freedom’

| March 27, 2014

Interview with Chief Condra Ridley By Eric. D. Hackley The following is the transcription of an interview Chief Condra Ridley who introduced and spoke on One on One Education Services, founded by Ms. Jimella Harris during a Black History Month taping of Hackonomics: “Thank you Eric.  I appreciate your always being right on time in […]

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Remember incarcerated during Women’s History Month

Remember incarcerated during Women’s History Month

| March 26, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Women’s History Month has traditionally celebrated women who have made a difference in their lives, their family’s lives, and/or made their community, state, nation and even the world a better place. These women certainly need to be honored. Their selflessness and dedication, which often led to self-neglect, is admirable. However, there is […]

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Did You Know? Primary elections important

Did You Know? Primary elections important

| March 25, 2014

By LaLeta McClure Did you know that the Primary Election is May 6, 2014? We must be registered to vote by April 7, 2014. We can vote by going to the polls are by applying for an absentee ballot. The Allen County Election Board, which is now located at the Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main […]

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‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

| March 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American […]

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Clearing up “perceived” racial confusion in my book title: ‘KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality’

Clearing up “perceived” racial confusion in my book title: ‘KEKIONGA BLACKS’ War on HIS-Story & Slave Mentality’

| March 19, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley The following is a point, counterpoint discussion that I had with Scott Maitland on HackonomicsTV on Facebook. Scott is a late 20s to early 30s white dude who I’ve known for about five years. He’s never shy about giving his opinion about black people from his perspective. I told him at […]

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Polls, blame and race: The Obama numbers

Polls, blame and race: The Obama numbers

| March 16, 2014

Legendary country and western singer Merle Haggard put it like this: “I don’t think we can blame it all on one black man.” Haggard, often known as the “Poet of the Common Man,” and especially for iconic hit “Okie From Muskogee”—what some mistakenly take as and endorsement of a right wing political posture in America […]

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