Opinion

Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

Community initiative recommendation from ‘War on Willie Lynch Community Forum’

| July 11, 2014

Bike trails a key issue for community health, well being By Eric D. Hackley Starting out today’s forum is a response from Edward Young. Pay close attention how the broader idea of “Black Unity” evolves and makes sense to be the centerpiece of a movement liberate ourselves from Willie Lynch Slave Mentality, being fat and […]

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Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

| July 11, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The pending approval by the City Council of the firefighters most current contract causes a reflection of last month’s end of collective bargaining for city employees who are not firefighters are police officers. The vote, along party lines, with six Republican voting to overturn Mayor Tom Henry’s veto and three Democrats voting […]

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Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

Continuing the work of Freedom Summer

| July 4, 2014

Freedom 50 teaches method of organized struggle By Hollis Watkins Special to the Afro (The Afro)—Racism is still alive and well in Mississippi and throughout this country just as it was in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. This clearly suggests there is much work to be done. When we look at those in control of […]

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Freedom Summer –50 years later

Freedom Summer –50 years later

| July 1, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer was being commemorated this past week in Mississippi and it provided the perfect backdrop to reflect on the transformation of not only Mississippi, then the deadliest state in the nation, but the entire region. As I have written in the space before, there […]

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Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

| June 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Where were you June 25, 2009? Just as most Americans remember what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans also remember when the King of Pop died. Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of an anesthetic, commonly used to put patients to […]

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Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

Local NAACP president: Collective bargaining part of right to democratic process

| June 26, 2014

Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]

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Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

Did the UNCF make a deal with the devil?

| June 26, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When the Koch Foundation gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, it set off a maelstrom of comments in cyberspace and real time.  How dare the UNCF take money from the Koch brothers, some asked.  They ought to send it back, said others.  One woman told me she would […]

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Riverfront study important to all

| June 25, 2014

By Dawn Rosemond At first glance, the City of Fort Wayne’s Riverfront Study may seem like something that has nothing to do with you. I mean, if you don’t play and travel on our rivers or live around them, you’re likely questioning right now if you should keep reading this. Yes, you should. Please keep […]

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Black, brown workers stuck in poverty wages

| June 25, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that blacks are more likely to earn poverty wages than whites. EPI released the “Raising America’s Pay” study in conjunction with the launch of a new research […]

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Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

Republicans: Hypocritical to demagogic to deranged

| June 25, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist June’s three most striking domestic political events thus far all have in common the same force that has uniformly characterized the conservative movement’s opposition to the Obama administration: fomenting frenzy as a political tactic. The former’s painting the federal government as lawless and tyrannical—which has reached a frenzy since […]

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