Politics

Spotlight on Glynn A. Hines our 6th District City Councilman

Spotlight on Glynn A. Hines our 6th District City Councilman

| January 22, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? To continue the beauty from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., day and the 30th Annual Unity Day celebration that took place Jan. 19, 2015 at Grand Wayne Convention Center, Downtown Fort Wayne we bring to you more joy, more happiness and some more peace of mind through this week’s spotlight. […]

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Scalise should be removed from House leadership

Scalise should be removed from House leadership

| January 13, 2015

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to […]

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Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

| January 9, 2015

By Sharon L. Tucker Special to Frost Illustrated On Jan. 20, 2009, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, stood before a crowd and spoke these words: “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” Now on this […]

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character

The content of Steve Scalise’s character

| January 7, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us–just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for. Louisiana […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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No law against such things

| December 22, 2014

By Linda Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated Ordinance 9729 is a city ordinance that criminalized homelessness. On Nov. 19, many of our homeless brothers’ and sisters’ civil rights were violated under 4th and the 14th Amend- ment. Eight or nine homeless citizens in Los Angeles California won a lawsuit on a decision made by the […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

| December 16, 2014

The archaic grand jury system By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” Given the recent failure of grand juries to indict Darren Wilson, a white […]

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Indiana African American Dems elect officers

Indiana African American Dems elect officers

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 23, at the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association (IDEA) held in French Lick, Ind., officers for the 2015-2016 terms were elected for the State Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC). They are as follows: • President—Tonda Pauley, Evansville. • Vice-President—Barrett Barry, South Bend. • Secretary—Zanzer Anderson, Elkhart. • Treasurer—Sharon Dunson, Indianapolis. The new […]

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Integrating into a burning house

Integrating into a burning house

| December 10, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last conversation with Harry Belafonte echoed in my head as I watched the Ferguson aftermath send the country in a tailspin: “I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I […]

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