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Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

| January 9, 2015
Tucker humbled by inauguration, tasks ahead

By Sharon L. Tucker Special to Frost Illustrated On Jan. 20, 2009, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, stood before a crowd and spoke these words: “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” Now on this […]

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Peace will come with meeting food needs

| January 8, 2015

If we are going to spend billions every year on healthcare and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country. I do not think […]

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Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

| January 8, 2015
Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s very own Justin Jordan contributed to the newly released feature film “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. The South Side High School graduate (’99) provided graphic design and art direction support as a graphics production assistant on the film under production designer Mark […]

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Take message of black on black crime to streets

| January 8, 2015

By George Cook Special to Frost illustrated It’s time to stop preaching to the choir when it comes to black on black crime. My wife I had the privilege to attend a Dec. 29, 2014 prayer service for black men gunned down by police. There were many clergy and some elected officials from Roselle, Elizabeth, […]

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Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

| January 8, 2015
Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne—and the nation—lost one of its preeminent civil right figures recently with the passage of a local stalwart fighter for freedom and human rights. Thomas “Tom” D. Brown, 88, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pa. after a long illness. Brown, who resided in Fort Wayne for more than 50 […]

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America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

| January 8, 2015
America’s policy toward Cuba never made sense

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist President Obama’s decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, following 18 months of secret talks, is one of the smartest decisions he’s made as president. Obama announced recently that the U.S. will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years, symbolizing the end […]

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Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

| January 8, 2015
Blacks should support normalizing relations with Cuba

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist President Obama’s historic announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, after more than five decades of strategic political and military opposition, is today resonating positively throughout Black America. It is in the economic, cultural and political interests of 42.7 million black Americans across the U.S. […]

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The content of Steve Scalise’s character

| January 7, 2015
The content of Steve Scalise’s character

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist There they go again! Just as the Republican Party is poised to take control of Congress, a key official’s actions and words remind us–just in time for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday–that it remains implacably hostile to what King represented and what the holiday stands for. Louisiana […]

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2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

| January 7, 2015
2014: Unfair and unbalanced media

Fox downplaying, ignoring white, right-wing cop killers By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Fox News, which mislabels itself as “fair and balanced,” was anything but in 2014, according to MediaMatters.org, the independent media watchdog group. The way that the right-wing network covered the deaths of police officers in 2014 is a case in point. “The […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

| January 7, 2015
Rev. Stewart Speaks! God hears your silent tears

“Silent tears from the inside of your heart, When no one knows but you, What you’re going through, When your friends don’t understand, Then it’s all in God’s hands, God hears your silent tears, God hears, Your silent tears” Bishop Larry Trotter is known for the words of the song above called “Silent Tears.” The […]

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