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Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

Urban League site of upcoming political candidates forums

| March 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Veteran reporter, television show host and producer and writer Eric Hackley is scheduled to host a series of 2015 Political Forums at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 So. Hanna St. Scheduled forums include: FORUM 1 12 noon, March 21—Candidates For Mayor of Fort Wayne FORUM 2 12 noon, March 28—Candidates for Fort Wayne […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

Remarks by the president at the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches

| March 10, 2015

Click here to read NNPA Columnist George Curry’s commentary on the president’s speech: “In Selma, Obama proved he is black enough” Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Ala. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you, President Obama! THE PRESIDENT:  Well, you know I love you […]

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Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

Colin Powell: GOP Holds ‘Dark Vein Of Intolerance’ (VIDEO)

| March 9, 2015

Those of us who could read between the lines (including MOST of the few of us still aligned with Republicans from the days it was the “liberal” party) knew that Brother Powell was having misgivings about a good number of folks who claimed to be his political friends and allies. We could even see it […]

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The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

| March 9, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

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Democrats still searching for winning formula

Democrats still searching for winning formula

| March 9, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel just got spanked. Despite a campaign war chest of more than $15 million and the support of President Barack Obama, the former congressman and White House chief of staff could not avoid a runoff in the non-partisan election. Garnering 45 percent of the vote to runner-up […]

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Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling makes Selma a ‘footnote’

Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling makes Selma a ‘footnote’

| March 7, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As Washington lawmakers, local officials and activists were preparing to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to observe the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., some civil rights leaders were wanting them to remember that voting rights are still under attack. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., […]

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Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

| March 7, 2015

By Mitch HarperSpecial to Frost IllustratedHow do you get people who need jobs to the employers who need workers?In the 1950s and 1960s transportation planning, it was commonly accepted that most cities exhibited a classic spokes and wheel pattern.  That is, factories and offices and the jobs those held, were largely in the center of […]

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Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

Obama Stands By Report on Ferguson, Missouri Police Bias Against Blacks

| March 6, 2015

While this report is sure to anger many, particularly in the law enforcement community, many others, especially in “minority” communities will see it as vindication and proof that repeated reports of police abuse and violation of citizens’ constitutional rights by police agencies is not just paranoid ramblings. In fact, some in the police community have […]

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Black Women’s Roundtable announces empowerment project

| March 5, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) recently announced the launch of its 2015 Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Economic Empowerment Project. The BWR Empowerment Project is designed to provide more than 2,000 black women and girls of diverse ages, economic levels and backgrounds with strategies, tools and resources to invest in their goals to achieve sustainable […]

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