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‘I’ versus ‘We’

| June 11, 2015
‘I’ versus ‘We’

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “In the Northern states, we are not slaves to individuals, not personal slaves, yet in many ways we are slaves of the community… It is more than a figure of speech to say that we are a people chained together. We are one people–one in general complexion type, one in […]

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White racism affects more than blacks

| June 11, 2015
White racism affects more than blacks

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In the context of the responses to the lynchings of African Americans by police and racist citizenry, greater and much needed attention has been focused on the question of race and racism in the U.S. Particular attention has been raised about the historic and current oppression and demonization of […]

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Rebuilding our communities: ‘The Call,’ the challenges, the competition

| June 11, 2015
Rebuilding our communities: ‘The Call,’ the challenges, the competition

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”—Cesar Chavez Forward Thinkers too much given […]

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Time for young people to stop the violence

| June 10, 2015
Time for young people to stop the violence

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. Elder status hit me upside the head, though, when a […]

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Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

| June 10, 2015
Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

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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Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

| June 10, 2015
Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)–Alesia Thomas, a black mother with mental health challenges, ended up arrested, punched, kicked and dead after an encounter involving five white LAPD officers, but only one of them Mary O’Callaghan currently stands trial. Ofc. O’Callaghan could only serve a maximum of […]

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Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

| June 10, 2015
Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s […]

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Howard U. professor to present Juneteenth lecture at ACPL

| June 10, 2015
Howard U. professor to present Juneteenth lecture at ACPL

FORT WAYNE—Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor of history at Howard University, is scheduled to present a lecture celebrating the sesquicentennial of Juneteenth at 7 p.m., June 19 in the Theater of the Main Branch of the Allen County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Medford teaches courses on African […]

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Profile: Anthony J. Ridley: Retired Fort Wayne firefighter

| June 10, 2015
Profile: Anthony J. Ridley: Retired Fort Wayne firefighter

1.)  Describe the service that you offered? We were there for medical and fire runs, auto accidents, good intent calls (for example) you call us up because you’re concerned about your neighbor across the street.  Since she’s elderly and you haven’t seen her in a couple of days.  But first, the police will go by […]

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The Journey is the Destination: The Journey is the destination

| June 10, 2015 | Reply
The Journey is the Destination: The Journey is the destination

By Jamal Robinson I am a firm believer that a journey is best told by those who experience it. The amazing thing about life is that we are all on a journey and have our own story to tell. This column will not only reflect my journey but also the stories and experiences of others […]

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