Politics

Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

Conservative Koch Brothers Making Inroads into Black America

| July 31, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief NEWS ANALYSIS BATON ROUGE, La.—It was a scene that a young, militant Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. could not have envisioned 30 years ago. Last week, at the national convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) here, Chavis was participating on panel about reforming the criminal justice system with, […]

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Trumping the Donald on immigration

Trumping the Donald on immigration

| July 29, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was—for the few moments that I could take it—quite fascinating. What quickly became clear was that Trump will not let the facts get in the way of his opinion. Actually, he will dispense with the actual facts and create his own. […]

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Former Frost, El Mexicano political writer Dan Jehl crosses over at 68

Former Frost, El Mexicano political writer Dan Jehl crosses over at 68

| July 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Daniel J. Jehl was passionate about a number of things in life, especially when it came to the community and the effect politics and politicians had on it. Jehl, 68, a former political writer for both El Mexicano and Frost Illustrated newspapers, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at home. Born in Fort Wayne, […]

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Will the crucifixion in Charleston lead to a resurrection?

Will the crucifixion in Charleston lead to a resurrection?

| July 27, 2015

By the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist The confederate flag finally came down in Charleston, S.C.  The flag celebrated the sedition, slavery and secession of the Civil War. When Robert E. Lee surrendered, that flag was taken down. It was raised again over the statehouse in 1961 to celebrate segregation, suppression and states […]

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How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

How will 2016’s presidential candidates save our cities?

| July 27, 2015

Marc Morial By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “You must register. You must vote. You must learn, so your choice advances your interest and the interest of our beloved Nation. Your future, and your children’s future, depend upon it, and I don’t believe that you are going to let them down.”–President Lyndon B. Johnson on […]

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Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

Maine has nation’s top democracy; Alabama ranks last

| July 16, 2015

Indiana also near bottom By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Lawmakers in South Carolina voted recently to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds, but when it comes to access to democracy, the state still ranks among the worst in the country, according to a recent report by the Center for American […]

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Rewriting Confederate history

Rewriting Confederate history

| July 8, 2015

Julianne Malveaux By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist On their website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy. Their organization, they say, is “dedicated to ensuring that “a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.” I would suggest, instead, that the Sons of Confederate Veterans is […]

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Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

Maryland moves to end Confederate flag plates

| July 7, 2015

By Kelly-Ann Brown Howard University News Service Special to the NNPA WASHINGTON–Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several state legislators are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag on Maryland license plates and from state-issued property. Maryland is one of four states working to remove the emblem from their specialty plates, […]

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Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

Neutralizing the right wing political agenda

| July 7, 2015

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including the pastor, at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The lesson is that the economic clout of African Americans and their […]

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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 to City […]

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