Opinion

Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

| July 20, 2016

New restrictions take effect on July By Rex Early INDIANAPOLIS—Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Many Hoosier smokers realize the health problems associated with […]

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Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

Four lessons Americans should learn from the ‘Brexit’ vote

| July 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The day after 52 percent of United Kingdom citizens voted to leave the European Union, Google was deluged with questions. The most common: What is the European Union? That suggests that the people who voted to leave the European Union didn’t even know what it was. They didn’t […]

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Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

| July 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ white male staffers, consultants and aides, they will continue to alienate the black community. As long as the Republican Party continues to “showcase” blacks who have absolutely no connection to the black […]

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John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

| July 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, or simply human beings? After all, it is somewhat reductive to simply describe Pulse as a “gay club.” It catered to the LBGTQ […]

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Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

| July 15, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class. Having said that, as I […]

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#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

#CompassionMatters: The key to saving all of us

| July 13, 2016

By Victor Zápari #BlackLivesMatter has been a topic that has been discussed for years now, however, often times it is twisted to read #AllLivesMatter, and while that may be true, it also attempts to take away from a minority group’s agency and or empowerment.  In the year 2016, we have seen a substantial amount of […]

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Open season

Open season

| July 13, 2016

Be mindful, conscious, willing to love in the battle to end oppression By Diego Morales Let us declare open season on the police. Let us approach every officer, uniform or not with malice and vengeance. You know Mrs. Johnson? The lovely older lady that lives down the street? The one you say hi to every […]

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The week of blood

The week of blood

| July 13, 2016

Killings of black men, police officers litter American landscape AMERICA—It has been a week of blood in the U.S. On July 5, 37 year old Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in front of a convenience store. His crime—carrying a weapon while selling CDs. Early reports claimed police received a call […]

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Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

Blackonomics: The difference between Jesse Williams’ BET speech and what comes next

| July 10, 2016

By James Clingman (NNPA News Wire Columnist) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words […]

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‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

| July 5, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated The first article of this series discussed narrative creation and how political candidates purposely keep their campaign slogans open ended—particularly, so narrative creation can take place. That allows their audiences to create narratives based more on ideologies rather than actual practical, political ideas and or […]

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