Politics

Spotlight on Michelle Chambers

Spotlight on Michelle Chambers

| July 1, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Have we got a treat for you! Not only does this week’s spotlight have not just one business but two, she is also making history here in Fort Wayne. She is seeking to be the first African American woman elected to City Council and the first African American elected […]

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Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

| June 30, 2015

By LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion There’s a new Mason-Dixon Line being drawn in our country—and it runs right through Medicaid, one of the country’s most important health insurance programs. Historically, the Mason-Dixon Line marked the division between states that embraced slavery and states that rejected […]

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Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

Third District candidate Dr. Pam Galloway responds to SCOTUS ruling on ACA

| June 30, 2015

WARSAW–Dr. Pam Galloway, candidate for the Third Congressional District of Indiana, has issued the following statement: “Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced a flawed decision in King v. Burwell to uphold subsidies for the federal Obamacare exchanges. These subsidies were not authorized by the plain language of the law, and were simply created by the […]

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Support grows for taking down Confederate flag

Support grows for taking down Confederate flag

| June 26, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In what is quickly and unexpectedly gaining ground as a fitting memorial to the nine African Americans killed by a white supremacist at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., some of the most ardent defenders of the confederate flag are reversing course and saying for the first time […]

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What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

What part of Democracy are Republicans afraid of?

| June 24, 2015

Lee A. Daniels By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   It’s not too soon to ask a critical question of citizens of voting age who tend to vote for Democratic candidates: Do you think you’ll be allowed to vote in 2016? The Republican Party in numerous states across the country has been working hard to […]

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Right-wing out to destroy public education

Right-wing out to destroy public education

| June 23, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist If you want to see up-close what the political right wants to do to public education, take a look at Wisconsin. Recent legislation, aimed ostensibly at the city of Milwaukee, is attempting to remove local control of the schools and systematically expand the charter school system. And, here is […]

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Underground Railroad property vs. crony capitalism in City of Fort Wayne

Underground Railroad property vs. crony capitalism in City of Fort Wayne

| June 18, 2015

As the United States of America celebrates Juneteenth and citizens lobby to honor Harriet Tubman on the U.S. currency, the City of Fort Wayne desires to destroy one of the few remaining Underground Railroad properties in the Northeast Indiana area. The Broun-Leslie Historic District is located on 5.73 acres at a busy intersection of East […]

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Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

| June 10, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have been sexually involved with at least two boys while serving as a high school football and wrestling coach in Illinois exposes the hypocrisy of the self-appointed morality police. It turns out that Hastert is […]

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Justice is not blind

Justice is not blind

| June 4, 2015 | Reply

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist When racist attitudes, either conscious or subconscious, are combined with the discretionary powers that law enforcement officers have, the result is a differential outcome, with African Americans more likely to be the targets of “blind justice.” Most of our politicians and leaders are exploiting subconscious racism, and pandering to explicit […]

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Time to throw some political punches

Time to throw some political punches

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist For the past 50 years, most of our conversations and efforts have been centered on politics. Reminiscent of the Reconstruction Era, when blacks occupied political office for the first time, many of our politicians are just figureheads, toothless tigers and lackeys for the establishment. Many of them are simply “employed” […]

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