Opinion

Building movement to fight extremism

Building movement to fight extremism

| February 23, 2017

By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the […]

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The value of white privilege and the American Dream

The value of white privilege and the American Dream

| February 22, 2017

Racial wealth gap could close with systemic public policy reforms, says new research By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers […]

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Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

Civil Rights will suffer under AG Sessions

| February 22, 2017

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. (Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition) Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy secretary who wanted to eliminate […]

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Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

Dear President Trump: It’s time to start meeting with real black Republicans

| February 15, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear President Trump, I don’t know why I have become the repository for the frustrations among black Republicans across the country, but I have. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t get calls from black Republicans who feel totally and thoroughly ignored not only by you and your […]

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america — a needed meditation

america — a needed meditation

| February 13, 2017

we are not your niggers or your negroes © rootfolks poets press 4 february 2017   the interior life is a real life, and the intangible dreams of people have a tangible effect on the world.—james baldwin   donald trump dreamed he would rule the world. . . donald trump campaigned to rule the world. […]

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History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

History presents some ‘other ideas’ on immigration

| February 13, 2017

A Frost Illustrated Commentary We’re not saying we have a solution to this particular problem, but as we were sitting around have an office discussion, a number of thoughts came to us on the subject of immigration. First, given claims that this is a “Christian” nation established by “Christian Founding Fathers” (that’s another topic—we suggest […]

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Students should know about charter schools

Students should know about charter schools

| February 11, 2017

By Anitra Brown (Managing Editor, The New Orleans Tribune) Late last year, “The New York Times” and “The Washington Post” criticized the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for its call for a moratorium on charter schools. Editorial writers at The Post even got all clever with their Oct. 11 headline, “The […]

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Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

Barbara Reynolds’ Coretta Scott King memoir a must read

| February 9, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them vote to […]

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It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

It’s time for Democrat Party to wake up

| February 9, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Everyone appears to have figured out that a dangerous, stupid fascist with no knowledge of how the federal government works is now the president of the United States. Everyone, that is, except members of the Democratic Party, now serving in the 115th Congress. You have to wonder how […]

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African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

African-American History and the miseducation of Hoosiers

| February 7, 2017

By Jamie Drake Special to Frost Illustrated February means African-American history month, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a great people. However, when I was a student in Allen County, I learned next to nothing about the African-Americans except for some names like Jackie Robinson and that Hoosier Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. This […]

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