Opinion

An open letter to America’s CEOs

An open letter to America’s CEOs

| February 1, 2017

Dear CEO, Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable. Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we […]

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An open letter to ‘US’

An open letter to ‘US’

| February 1, 2017

Rap/hip hop star T.I. pens letter of consciousness to community By Tip “T.I.” Harris (Founder, Grand Hustle) As I write this letter, I can’t help but express my frustration and concern for “US.” I also can’t help, but question my contribution to the status of where we are. I understand that I, too, have been […]

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Spotlight on author Ta’Mara Chambers and her children’s book on beauty

Spotlight on author Ta’Mara Chambers and her children’s book on beauty

| February 1, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It was a fun and exciting time on Tuesday Jan. 24 at the Pontiac Branch Allen County Public Library located at 2215 S. Hanna St., because I met with this week’s spotlight and heard her share  about her new children’s book. Everyone in attendance were very pleased.  Her uncle, […]

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Christians’ call to speak truth to ‘alternative facts’

Christians’ call to speak truth to ‘alternative facts’

| January 31, 2017

By Jim Wallis Courtesy of Sojourners “For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate asked him, “What is truth?”—John 18: 37-38 This has become the biggest question in the first week of Donald Trump’s […]

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Allen County Right to Life March overlooked

Allen County Right to Life March overlooked

| January 31, 2017

By State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne) On Saturday, Jan. 21, I, too, participated in a march in Fort Wayne – the largest I have seen in Fort Wayne. People from all walks of life, different faiths, races and ethnicities gathered together to support human rights. We may have different ideas on how we can […]

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Don’t fear the weather—dress for it and know where to get proper clothing

Don’t fear the weather—dress for it and know where to get proper clothing

| January 31, 2017

Muslim travel ban ignores Saudi Arabia A Frost Illustrated Commentary “For Yahweh hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”—2 Timothy 1:7 Donald Trump. We really shouldn’t have to say more but there seems to be a lot of folks who aren’t getting it. […]

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Why President Obama will never get credit he deserves

Why President Obama will never get credit he deserves

| January 29, 2017

By Roger Caldwell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) In less than a month, real estate baron and reality TV star Donald J. Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th president of the United States of America. There is a reverence and adulation for Trump; sixty-two million Americans’ voted for him, even though they really have no idea […]

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Why some people always will believe ‘fake news’

Why some people always will believe ‘fake news’

| January 26, 2017

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been thinking about the controversy surrounding so-called fake news, much of which has been discussed in connection with the November 2016 elections. It is important to understand that “fake news” is a form of propaganda called “black propaganda.” Black propaganda refers to information that is manufactured […]

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Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs, and more. […]

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Senator Jeff Sessions and black liberals’ moral arc of hypocrisy

Senator Jeff Sessions and black liberals’ moral arc of hypocrisy

| January 25, 2017

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Last week, I was forced to call out the radical liberal group the NAACP, or as l like to call them the “National Association for the Advancement of Certain People.” Obviously, that column didn’t get through to the members of the Congressional “Democratic” Black Caucus (CBC). Many of their […]

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