By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics. In 2009 alone, nearly 250,000 youth age 19 or younger were treated in emergency rooms for sports and […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (NNPA)–Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of […]
By Peggy Bender, Community Relations & Education Specialist Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control FORT WAYNE—Animal Care & Control wants pet owners to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday while keeping their pets safe and secure. Dogs and cats can easily become overwhelmed by the sudden explosions of fireworks causing panic and fear. Pets that […]
FORT WAYNE—As Frost Illustrated Publisher Edward N. Smith Sr. points out, it’s been no secret that newspapers across the country have been struggling to keep afloat. That’s been even more of an issue for the nation’s black-owned newspapers like Frost Illustrated. Advertising dollars have been hard for black newspapers to come by in the […]
FORT WAYNE—On June 28, The Rescue Mission will launch an initiative aimed at addressing panhandling and homelessness during the 5th Annual South Side Fest. Panhandling and homelessness are serious issues in many urban areas, and Fort Wayne is no exception. “Seeing someone holding a cardboard sign on the street makes us feel uncomfortable. Do we […]
Urges City Council members to support mayor’s veto Dear Council Members: I’ve spent a great deal of time researching all I could find regarding collective bargaining and I’ve listened intently to your conversations and studied over the material, what little there is, of what has been presented locally on the topic. And, while I thoroughly […]
A well-known newspaper that’s been around for 45 years may cease to exist. The publisher of “Frost Illustrated” says thousands of dollars were stolen, which has put the weekly newspaper in the red.
Activist spouts overlooked “four-letter” words to make a point By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (NNPA)—Rapidly-expanding technology, social media and new smart phone apps are no substitute for the hard work needed to fight persistent racism in the United States, said Thomas N. Todd, a longtime Chicago activist and civil rights lawyer. Speaking […]
Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly publication is in jeopardy, dealing with the fallout from the theft of thousands of dollars, allegedly by a former employee.
Fathers changing how they interact in family By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family—a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle. But, that picture has always been a […]