Politics

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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Correcting history: Governor Pence no friend of GM Fort Wayne

Correcting history: Governor Pence no friend of GM Fort Wayne

| June 2, 2015 | 1 Reply

By Randy Schmidt Special to Frost Illustrated May 26, 2015, was a big day for Fort Wayne. It was also a big day for the nearly 4,000 members of UAW Local 2209—the folks who made it a wise business decision for General Motors to invest $1.2 billion in upgrades to its truck assembly plant in […]

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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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