Politics

Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

Should African Americans endorse whites over blacks?

| April 17, 2015 | Reply

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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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Is democracy overrated?

Is democracy overrated?

| April 4, 2015 | Reply

By Lekan OguntoyinboNNPA ColumnistLong before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an independent nation.Lee Kuan Yew, the new country’s founding father, knew that the odds […]

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Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

Gains reported in some areas By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie. The annual State of Black America (SOBA) report compared how well blacks were doing in […]

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Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

Three black Republicans’ race to the bottom

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part that because these things […]

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Film looks at political payoffs, effects on elections, free speech, the nation

Film looks at political payoffs, effects on elections, free speech, the nation

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Area League of Women Voters is scheduled to present a free screening of PAY 2 PLAY at 6 p.m., April 7 at the downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library. A film about the corrupting influence of money in politics, PAY 2 PLAY focuses on the proliferation of big business’ influence […]

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Between Barack and a hard place

Between Barack and a hard place

| April 3, 2015 | Reply

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist The experiment that featured a black man in the White House is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for their next job and jumping ship faster than rats. But, you can’t blame them; that’s the way it is in politics. You ride your horse […]

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HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

| March 30, 2015 | Reply

Courtesy of the Human Rights campaign WASHINGTON—In light of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s This Week to tamp down a national outcry over his decision to sign viciously anti-LGBT S.B. 101 last week, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from HRC President Chad Griffin: “Governor Pence’s calls for a ‘clarification’ of […]

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