Tag: Black History Month

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Black History Month—A true Supreme Court story

| February 26, 2015

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Floyd Hill was a young boy who grew up in rural North Carolina. He dreamed that one day he would own a very large farm. Hill was born in 1907. He disregarded the extreme racism that existed in the South, and he refused to […]

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Gay Marriage in Alabama

Gay Marriage in Alabama

| February 25, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February–Black History Month. For his actions that briefly led some of the state’s 68 probate judges to not […]

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Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

Poverty doesn’t have to be a state of mind

| February 19, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The racial differential in the poverty rate is staggering. Last time I checked, about 12 percent people in the U.S., one in eight people are poor. Depending on race and ethnicity, however, poverty is differently experienced. Fewer than one in 10 whites are poor; more than one in four African […]

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Colorism: A conversation for our community

Colorism: A conversation for our community

| February 6, 2015

By Denise Jordan I am really looking forward to the community forum, Colorism: A Conversation for Our Community, scheduled to take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 on the campus of Indiana Tech. The idea for this forum was sparked by Oprah Winfrey’s two documentaries, “Dark Girls” and “Light-Skinned Girls. After watching […]

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The importance of personal history

The importance of personal history

| February 6, 2015

Editor’s note: While history often is thought of in terms of grand deeds and events and larger-than-life famous figures, truth is, history is a participatory endeavor. Everyone contributes to the quilt of history in some way and, at the end of the day, it is often the the collective action of individuals who move the […]

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A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

A Black History Month salute to abolitionist the Rev. J.W. Hackley (1807-1856)

| February 5, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley—The Rev. John William Hackley was my great, great, great grandfather who was born in Culpeper, Va., in 1807. He was a barber, carpenter and Baptist preacher.
His parents were Francis (mulatto) and British American Lieutenant John Hackley.

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History Center reschedules Black History Month lecture

History Center reschedules Black History Month lecture

| February 4, 2015

FORT WAYNE—February’s George R. Mather Lecture at the History Center has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 8 due to the winter storm. Dr. John Aden is set to deliver the lecture on William Warfield.

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Join Black History Month discussions at old Rialto Theater

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—In honor of February being Black History Month, the Fort Wayne #MeetupMonday group is joining The Reclamation Project (the old Rialto Theater), 2614 S Calhoun St., for a series of discussions about race, culture, and broader social justice issues, each Monday at 6 p.m. Scheduled topics for discussion include: Monday Feb 2: “Black History Month […]

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Celebrating Black History Month at the History Center with Dr. John Aden

Celebrating Black History Month at the History Center with Dr. John Aden

| January 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Dr. John Aden, executive director of the African/African-American Historical Society in Fort Wayne, is scheduled  to deliver the February George R. Mather Lecture at the History Center a 2 p.m., Feb. 1. The lecture, which is free and open to the public at the museum located at 302 East Berry in downtown Fort Wayne, […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

| June 29, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just… things are of good report;… and if there be any praise, think on these things.”— Philippians 4:8 Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show, […]

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