Politics

Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

Giving in to Islamophobia means giving in to ISIS

| July 24, 2016

By Jim Wallis Courtesy of Sojourners If a terrorist claiming he was inspired by his Christian faith killed worshipers at a church in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve, would anyone suggest that he was a true Christian or represented the beliefs of other Christians worldwide? Of course not. Such a man would be denounced by Christians […]

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Hillary Clinton up close

Hillary Clinton up close

| July 23, 2016

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. After the luncheon, the “Chicago Defender” sat down, up close and personal, with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to get […]

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Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

Congressman John Lewis, one of a kind

| July 21, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him lead dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. As the supercilious Paul Ryan called for “decorum” […]

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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

Hoosier gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell questions new vaping law

| July 20, 2016

New restrictions take effect on July By Rex Early INDIANAPOLIS—Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year and resulting in an annual cost of more than $75 billion in direct medical costs (Source CDC). Many Hoosier smokers realize the health problems associated with […]

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Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

| July 19, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ white male staffers, consultants and aides, they will continue to alienate the black community. As long as the Republican Party continues to “showcase” blacks who have absolutely no connection to the black […]

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John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

John McCain foolishly blames President Obama for Orlando massacre

| July 15, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The cretin who took an assault weapon into Pulse, an Orlando nightclub, on “salsa night” is beneath contempt. Was his target the LBGTQ community, Latinos, or simply human beings? After all, it is somewhat reductive to simply describe Pulse as a “gay club.” It catered to the LBGTQ […]

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Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

Orlando murders had nothing to do with homosexuality

| July 15, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Everyone knows my position on the radical homosexual agenda being forced upon our country. I totally disagree with it. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Homosexuality is not compatible with Christianity, nor should homosexuals be legally recognized as a protected class. Having said that, as I […]

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‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

‘I’m With Her:’ Does the Clinton slogan point to the fact

| July 5, 2016

By Victor Zápari Special to El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated The first article of this series discussed narrative creation and how political candidates purposely keep their campaign slogans open ended—particularly, so narrative creation can take place. That allows their audiences to create narratives based more on ideologies rather than actual practical, political ideas and or […]

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Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

Things the Republican Party gets totally wrong about race

| June 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal […]

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