Opinion

Freedom Summer –50 years later

Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

| June 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Where were you June 25, 2009? Just as most Americans remember what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans also remember when the King of Pop died. Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of an anesthetic, commonly used to put patients to […]

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Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

| June 26, 2014

Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]

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Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

| June 26, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.  How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked.  They ought to send it back, said others.  One woman told me she would […]

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Riverfront study important to all

| June 25, 2014

By Dawn Rosemond At first glance, the City of Fort Wayne’s Riverfront Study may seem like something that has nothing to do with you. I mean, if you don’t play and travel on our rivers or live around them, you’re likely questioning right now if you should keep reading this. Yes, you should. Please keep […]

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Black, brown workers stuck in poverty wages

| June 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that blacks are more likely to earn poverty wages than whites. EPI released the “Raising America’s Pay” study in conjunction with the launch of a new research […]

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Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

| June 25, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the Obama administration: fomenting frenzy as a political tactic. The former’s painting the federal government as lawless and tyrannical—which has reached a frenzy since […]

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Republicans should learn from Cantor’s mistake

Republicans should learn from Cantor’s mistake

| June 24, 2014

Raynard Jackson By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist The recent defeat of House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor sent shock waves throughout D.C. like I have never seen before.  But, in Cantor’s defeat, I see great opportunity for the Republican Party to make inroads into the Black community. Cantor represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which is […]

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The complex religious issues of Iraq

The complex religious issues of Iraq

| June 24, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson The Iraq civil war, between the two main sects in the country, the Sunnis and Shiites, has resurfaced, just as predicted by the Obama administration critics. Some politicians and American citizens said President Barack Obama should have left American security forces in Iraq. Troops were withdrawn in increments, with final brigades […]

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County councilman says collective bargaining debate matters

| June 19, 2014

To the Citizens of Southeast Fort Wayne-Allen County Council District-1: I have been asked, by many of you, concerning my stance on the collective bargaining being debated by the Fort Wayne City Council. First and foremost, I am YOUR Allen County Councilman, and my responsibilities are for the fiscal affairs of ALLEN COUNTY, Indiana. Not […]

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