Opinion

Who are the Libertarians and why do they bother?

Who are the Libertarians and why do they bother?

| February 18, 2016

By Joe Hauptmann Special to Frost Illustrated Since 1994, Indiana voters have had at least three choices in the November elections. These choices are the Republican Party, Democrat Party and the Libertarian Party. Since most officials elected are Republicans and Democrats, the question is who are the Libertarians and why do they bother running? There […]

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In it to win it—my head says Hillary, my heart says Bernie

In it to win it—my head says Hillary, my heart says Bernie

| February 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist I am looking forward to Nov. 8, 2016, and to voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States. I am so extremely excited that a woman of character, experience, and discernment can lead our nation. Even as I look forward to the November vote, I am […]

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Blackonomics: Raising money or just raising Cain?

Blackonomics: Raising money or just raising Cain?

| February 16, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27. What is wrong with black folks? For decades conscious black leaders have cajoled, encouraged, admonished, and begged us to raise money among ourselves, a small amount from a lot of people, you know, the way Marcus […]

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HB 1001 huge step forward for Indiana health

HB 1001 huge step forward for Indiana health

| February 15, 2016

By Nancy Crip Tobacco Free Allen County joins public health advocates across the state in celebrating HB #1001’s passage out of the Indiana House of Representatives. Ostensibly a roads funding bill, HB 1001 offers great hope for a healthier Indiana through a provision that proposes to increase the state cigarette tax by $1 per pack. […]

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Mass rejection of  IPFW to PU LSA plan by those most impacted calls for plan reevaluation

Mass rejection of  IPFW to PU LSA plan by those most impacted calls for plan reevaluation

| February 15, 2016

By Thomas R. Butler Over the past several weeks, I have read with much interest the LSA Proposal as well as various views on the proposed IPFW to Purdue changes.  My initial reaction based on the information that I have at this time is one of great concern. The major source of my concern is […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 2

Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 2

| February 15, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Yes, the new Progressive Movement is in full form and they are not taking any “prisoners.” Move On.org, ACORN and others are basically a memory. When the Obama Administration moved into the White House, just a block away from the beautiful U.S. Chamber of Commerce building, we […]

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Standing on sacred ground: Marking the Slocum Massacre, other massacres, lynchings

Standing on sacred ground: Marking the Slocum Massacre, other massacres, lynchings

| February 12, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Three unarmed black men encountered a group of white men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the white men opened fire on the black men. And for two days, white men simply slaughtered black people. Eight […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist We have been going through my archives. Some of my writings from the past still apply today. Some are more relevant today than they were back then (in the 1980s). The following is one of those articles that I’m compelled to republish. The emergence of Ronald Reagan […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 1

Beyond the Rhetoric: Filthy rich, dangerous—Part 1

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist My early days of being an activist seem so simple now. A hot head reporter or radio personality would challenge my actions and I would simply shut him/her down with my quips and verbal jockeying. An IRS series of audits, police interrogations, being pulled over by the […]

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A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

A hopefully, constructive letter to the Bernie Sanders campaign

| February 11, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist To the Campaign: I am writing as a concerned Sanders supporter. I am thrilled that the campaign has caught on as it has. Senator Sanders has raised many of the issues that need to be raised, which are generally ignored by the political establishment. He is correct […]

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