Politics

To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

| October 1, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I recall, while walking down a street, years ago in my neighborhood, a young man greeted me with the word, “brother.” He went on to tell me what a role model I had been for him, even at a distance. Well, I told him, that we all have talents, no […]

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Links, Incorporated set to host Voter Engagement Forum

| September 26, 2014

FORT WAYNE—From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 27, the Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is scheduled to sponsor a “Voter Education, Voter Engagement” Forum for the community-at-large at Indiana Tech Law School, The Courtroom, 1600 East Washington Blvd. Stand up for your right to vote!  Please submit questions for the speakers to: ftwaynelinks@gmail.com. Preceding […]

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CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

CBC joins black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’ campaign

| September 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama. Even though he won’t be on the ballot in […]

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Why do Democrats keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not the guns that kill the most people?

| September 25, 2014

By Lois Beckett Special to the NNPA from ProPublica (This story was co-published with the New York Times.) Over the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. That idea was one of the […]

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It Is Well With My Soul to host voting forum

| September 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Election Day is fast approaching, Tuesday, November 4. What do we know about who votes in Fort Wayne? Who are our eligible voters, registered voters, actually voting by race/ethnicity in Fort Wayne? What is the history of redistricting and resulting demographics? What are some of the interesting historical election outcomes (i.e. close counts)? Why […]

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Racism is not a card game

Racism is not a card game

| September 22, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such thing as “playing the race card” when it comes to making an accurate or rational evaluation of the socioeconomic and political plight of […]

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Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

Republican Tim Scott doesn’t run from his blackness

| September 17, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist In the past, I have been extremely critical of so-called black Republicans, as well as so-called black conservatives–and that’s not going to change. Too often they feel the need to check their blackness at the door under the perverted guise of currying favor with whites within the party. These are […]

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Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

Rescued from America’s gulag archipelago

| September 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist When a North Carolina judge recently vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced to life in prison, for a heinous rape and murder DNA evidence had finally proved they […]

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America needs a raise

America needs a raise

| September 14, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months–an all time high. There has been a stumble here and a wrinkle there, but even with a weak unemployment report for August, the Dow has remained over 17,000. This compares with […]

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Blacks commit less crimes than whites think

| September 12, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)– Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by blacks and “associate blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread and also held by whites who work in the criminal justice system, according to a new report on racial perceptions of crime by The Sentencing […]

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