Politics

The GOP’s lunatic center

The GOP’s lunatic center

| May 29, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks […]

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 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

| May 22, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) is scheduled to host its State 2nd Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The scheduled guest speaker is Indiana Senator Lonnie M. Randolph, District 2. Randolph was first elected to the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in 1994. After the […]

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How can you tell when a politician is lying?

How can you tell when a politician is lying?

| May 22, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist How can you tell when a politician is lying? When he moves his lips. Though originally intended as a joke, the number of candidates who have declared as for president have already ushered in a cascade of lies–and the situation will only grow worse as more climb aboard. Fortunately, […]

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Who can we turn to politically?

Who can we turn to politically?

| May 1, 2015

James Clingman By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to an old album by the Temptations, “In a Mellow Mood,” made me think about the political trick-bag black folks are in now that […]

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Proof Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

Proof Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

| April 30, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts in particular was distorting the severity of voting violations in jurisdictions covered by the act. As a […]

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Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

Ballot for the 2015 Fort Wayne/Allen County Primary Election

| April 30, 2015

Editor’s note: The following is a listing of candidates on the 2015 Primary Election ballot for various offices in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Please note that voters in Indiana must declare a party during primary elections and can vote only for candidates from that declared party, unlike in the general election when people can […]

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Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

| April 17, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Two prominent black Maryland officials–Montgomery County Executive Issiah Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III–have endorsed Congressman Chris Van Hollen, a white, over black Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards in the race to replace retiring Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. So far, Edwards is the only African American in […]

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The quest for true equality

The quest for true equality

| April 15, 2015

By Raynard Jackson During the past two weeks, Americans have lost their minds regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that was passed and signed into law by Indiana governor, Mike Pence.  My readers know I do not support homosexual marriage or the homosexual agenda of being legally protected as a class based on their […]

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‘Religious freedom’ scams

‘Religious freedom’ scams

| April 15, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Pity the poor, put-upon anti-gay bigots. Worried by recent steady march of federal court decisions advancing the right of gays and lesbians to marry, forces in Arkansas and Indiana tried to copy the Supreme Court majority’s flim-flam maneuver of last year in the Hobby Lobby case: By asserting a […]

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Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

Governor Pence, you should be ashamed of yourself

| April 14, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley Participants in the HackonomicsTV Fort Wayne City Council Candidates forum addressed Indiana Governor Mike Pence shortly after he first signed RFRA into Indiana Law—before Pence backtracked by asking legislators to write an amendment “clarifying” the intent of the bill. This is what they had to say: Cathy Cross, City Council At-Large: […]

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