Politics

Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

Urban League report: Black America remains in crisis

| April 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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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The Chicago reckoning

The Chicago reckoning

| March 24, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a […]

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Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

Below-the-belt attacks on the Obamas

| March 24, 2015

Many Republicans flirt with tradition of treason By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist No United States president has been more disrespected than Barack Obama–and his family. The hatred for the nation’s first African American president is so deep that all but seven Republicans in the U.S. Senate were willing to write a letter to Iran […]

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Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

| March 23, 2015

Dear Community Partners: Not just a difference, but we can make the difference. As a city of churches, we, Fort Wayne have the power to make the 2015 elections count—for our children, our community and our church. It is our legacy! We must not waste this opportunity to give voice to our needs and concerns. […]

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Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s […]

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Watch President Obama’s speech at Selma

Watch President Obama’s speech at Selma

| March 17, 2015

President Obama honors the civil rights activists who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago. Click here to read the text of the speech.

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