Opinion

‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

‘It’s embarrassing to be an evangelical this election’

| March 3, 2016

Time to admit, word ‘white’ wiping out word ‘evangelical’ By Jim Wallis Special to Frost Illustrated Originally published Feb. 25, 2016 at Sojourners (https://sojo.net/) When introduced to speak on the road during our “America’s Original Sin” book tour as an “evangelical” Christian, the large, racially diverse and intergenerational audiences who have been smiling with great […]

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Hamilton will be missed as police chief

Hamilton will be missed as police chief

| March 2, 2016

We can say what other folks are thinking: Something doesn’t feel right about Brother Garry Hamilton stepping down as Fort Wayne police chief to take another job in the department. Call us suspicious; we prefer vigilant. We did not survive more than four centuries of oppression on this side of the world without being vigilant; […]

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Blackonomics: What is Black Constitutional Patriotism?

Blackonomics: What is Black Constitutional Patriotism?

| February 27, 2016

By James Clingman NNPA News Wire Columnist Martin Luther King Jr. said, “…we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” […]

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Don’t get too excited when Trump attacks George W. Bush over Iraq

Don’t get too excited when Trump attacks George W. Bush over Iraq

| February 26, 2016

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Something weird happened on Feb. 13 at the Republican debate in South Carolina. Donald Trump went after Jeb Bush over the record of his brother, former President George W. Bush. Trump attacked George W. Bush for the invasion of Iraq and for providing insufficient security for the […]

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Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

| February 26, 2016

By Louis C. Ward NNPA Guest Columnist Recently, retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash, both contributors on Fox News shows, blatantly disrespected President Obama on different news shows on national television. Lt. Col. Peters called our president a “total p**sy,” and actress Stacey Dash blurted “our president doesn’t give a sh*t about terrorism.” […]

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Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

| February 26, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Mass., a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing the devastating fallout […]

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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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