Opinion

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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(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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