Opinion

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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(Black) Women’s History Month

(Black) Women’s History Month

| March 16, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Do you know about Elizabeth Keckley?  Maggie Lena Walker, Sarann Knight Preddy, Gertrude Pocte Geddes-Willis, Trish Millines Dziko, Addie L Wyatt or Marie-Therese Metoyer? What about Ernesta Procope, Dr. Sadie Alexander, Or Dr. Phyllis Wallace?  What about Bettiann Gardner, Lillian Lambert, or Emma Chappell?  What about Ellen Holly, Mary Alice, […]

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Respect begins with us

Respect begins with us

| March 15, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist “We talking ’bout fiction or we talking ’bout fact? You talking ’bout fiction? Hold up, pardon my back…”— Jay–Z, “What We Talkin’ About” I’ve been at a lost for words lately watching all the New World Order-like advancements unravel before our eyes. From Stand your Ground to Stop and Frisk, war is […]

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What can we do in our community to honor women?

| March 12, 2014

DaVanna Seifert: We need to let them know by recognizing them through calls and time spent with them on a regular basis. Honoring them does not have to be in a form of public display but in words, thoughts, deeds and prayer.   Jevon White: We can have mothers work with our children in school, give mothers […]

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Video: Eric Hackley interviews James Redmond

Video: Eric Hackley interviews James Redmond

| March 12, 2014

James Redmond expresses frustration with Fort Wayne, Indiana Black Pastors not showing forthright, non-apologetic Black Community leadership…

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James ‘Jim’ Redmond ‘declares war’ on jackleg preachers

James ‘Jim’ Redmond ‘declares war’ on jackleg preachers

| March 11, 2014

By Eric D. Hackley REDMOND: I could go on and on about my experiences in Fort Wayne. They haven’t been pleasant. I try to support our black businesses in Fort Wayne as much I can. We’re going to have to unite. We can forget about the churches because they’re not going to do anything.  Now you […]

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Get real about Ukraine, Russia

| March 7, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson Frost readers, as well as all thinking people, must look at the Ukraine-Russia-United States conflict as “serious business.” This inability for, at least for now, all mentioned parties and additionally European leaders to arrive at a solution could very well provoke World War III. Thus, “politics as usual” and the Republican […]

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The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post

The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post

| March 6, 2014

The Senate Decides Being A Lawyer Disqualifies You From Holding A Legal Post WASHINGTON — Lawyers hoping for a political appointment in the future, take note: the U.S. Senate is now judging attorneys based on their representation of politically unpopular clients. In a move sure to rattle the legal community, a majority of senators voted […]

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Women’s History Month Spotlight on Paula McGee—for having our backs

| March 5, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? It pleases me so, that this Month is Women’s History Month because some spectacular, wonderful and dynamic women are being spotlighted for you. These women have enhanced our lives, our children’s lives, our relatives and friends lives and so many others lives, in one form or another. You need […]

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