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Fort Wayne native, now Senior Olympian

Fort Wayne native, now Senior Olympian

| June 11, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated CINCINNATI—Ken Thomas is a 1982 graduate of Wayne High School in Fort Wayne.  During his tenure at Wayne he was the co-captain of the Cross Country Team.  Ken received many awards, including placing 25th in State while running for Wayne. Now at 50, he still has a passion for staying active. […]

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Blacks drowning in lack of swimming skills

Blacks drowning in lack of swimming skills

| June 6, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the two weeks leading up the to unofficial start of summer, reports of accidental drowning deaths had already begun, including at least three victims under the age of four, and a 21-year-old Grambling State University senior, Alexandria Shelton. Like clockwork, a lack of water safety resurfaces each […]

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Better way to compensate college athletes

Better way to compensate college athletes

| May 23, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Athletes at Northwestern University shocked the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of college sports, by taking steps to unionize student/athletes. Surprisingly, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, former NFL great Jim Brown and Harry Edwards, who organized a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics in […]

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Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

Michael Sam’s draft signals change, progress in NFL, America

| May 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson There are a lot of things America has gotten wrong, but within the last month, America got two of three things right. Three leading news stories, within the referenced time period, prove the point. Firstly, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action was wrong. However, secondly, the Obama’s administration’s […]

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Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

Donald Sterling’s racial problems didn’t matter until rich, powerful felt offended

| May 8, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Donald Sterling’s taped racist remarks, which became public recently, outraged sports announcers, media reporters, talk show hosts, and even President Barack Obama. Sterling, owner of NBA Los Angeles Clippers, in a taping by his girlfriend, V. Stivano, said among other derogatory language, he doesn’t want black people at Clippers games and it […]

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‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

‘Cultural competence’—a skill for understanding the Cliven Bundys, Donald Sterlings of this world

| May 6, 2014

By Chasiti Falls It seems like every one the past week is disappointed and astonished that two men have recently been exposed to the world on how they feel about minorities. One can call me whatever they would like, but I am not shocked, bothered or emotionally altered by these comments. I live in America […]

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L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

L.A. head of NAACP resigns in wake of Sterling scandal – latimes.com

| May 1, 2014

In some of our commentary on this issue a few days ago, we talked about how a number of organizations have found themselves mired in controversy and allegations of conflicts of interest by taking money from people and organizations that have a history of violating the principles of the organization to which they are giving. […]

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Sterling has history—including legal—of racial ‘problems’

Sterling has history—including legal—of racial ‘problems’

| April 30, 2014

Speaking of actions of Donald Sterling, we heard some interesting things about his relationship with the Los Angeles NAACP. Apparently, Sterling has given the civil rights organizations donations in the past and even allowed inner city children to attend Clippers games free. They’ve even lauded him publicly and given him awards—all while Sterling was being […]

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‘Racist’ LA Clippers owner banned from NBA and fined $2.5 million

‘Racist’ LA Clippers owner banned from NBA and fined $2.5 million

| April 29, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON–After Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was sternly denounced for racist comments by a spectrum of individuals, ranging from President Barack Obama to NBA superstar LeBron James, NBA Commissioner Alan Silver on Tuesday fined Sterling $2.5 million and banned him from the NBA for life. At a news […]

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Clippers owner banned from NBA for life

Clippers owner banned from NBA for life

| April 29, 2014

There are those who will argue that such a ban is a violation of Mr. Sterling’s free speech rights but it would be wise to consider a few things: 1. There are countless organizations that require adherence to a specific code of conduct for continued membership. Many of them—like police forces, example—forbid members from making […]

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