Opinion

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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MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017

MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017

| January 25, 2017

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President/CEO, NNPA) As the United States of America and the global community salutes, recognizes and commemorates the 88th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of […]

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Reflections on the election

Reflections on the election

| January 25, 2017

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Is there no balm in Gilead?  Is there no physician there?”—Jeremiah 8:22 Next to dealing with the residue from my childhood molestation and 16 months of criminal incarceration, nothing has been more painful and traumatic for me than the last 90 days of transition and rehabilitation. […]

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Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

Blackonomics: Business owners, take care of your business

| January 19, 2017

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I hear it all the time. “I patronized a Black-owned business and was treated terribly.” How about this one? “I went to that Black restaurant and the service was bad, the food was cold, and the staff was discourteous and very slow.” And the grand-daddy of them all: “I […]

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