Tag: civil rights

Nobel Peace Prize vindicated Martin Luther King Jr. for stand on nonviolence

| January 16, 2015

By Zachary Lester Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 at age 35, he was the youngest person to ever be presented the prestigious honor. He was the third black recipient and the second African American, following Ralph Bunche, the famed […]

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APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

APRI invites high school seniors scholarships honoring Charles Redd A. Philip Randolph

| January 13, 2015

FORTVWAYNE—In keeping with its mission to support the scholastic endeavors of young people, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is scheduled to award scholarships to two high school seniors who plan on pursuing a college or university education this year. “For APRI, we see education as a means to strengthen […]

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Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

Civil rights champion Tom Brown passes away at 88

| January 8, 2015

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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End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

End of 2014 Black Community Forum at the Pontiac Branch Library

| December 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Television show host and journalist Eric Hackley is scheduled to host an “End of the 2014″ open mic Black Community Forum and conduct individual interviews from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday Dec. 27 at the Pontiac Branch Library 2215 S. Hanna St.  All are welcome and admission is free. […]

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Rev. Bill McGill speaks at Journey for Justice march

Rev. Bill McGill speaks at Journey for Justice march

| December 9, 2014

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March, rally on community policing scheduled for Dec. 7

March, rally on community policing scheduled for Dec. 7

| December 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—In light of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and other cities in the U.S., there is a need for communities and police departments to come together and review/revise/implement strategies to collectively ensure neighborhood confidence and safety for all of our citizens. The UAW Local 2209 Civil Rights Committee in partnership with the Fort Wayne […]

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Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ dead at 78

Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ dead at 78

| December 2, 2014

By Avis Thomas-Lester and Ruben Castaneda Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Nov. 23 at the District’s United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital. He was 78. His death was […]

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Husband, wife performers destined for ‘A Lesson before Dying’

Husband, wife performers destined for ‘A Lesson before Dying’

| October 23, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin As some of you may or may not know, this journey called life is most intriguing.  And, I only mention this because I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing two marvelous actors who will be performing in Romulus Linney’s play “A Lesson before Dying” based on Ernest Gaines’ highly acclaimed novel. […]

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Breaking white silence on racism

Breaking white silence on racism

| October 7, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnists On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What was particularly noteworthy is that he was not speaking to a largely black or Latino audience. [To hear and see the speech, go to: […]

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U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

U.S. ‘falling further behind’ on race relations

| August 27, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the U.S. continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society. A coalition of American civil and human rights groups, submitted a report titled, “Falling Further Behind: Combating […]

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