By Benjamin Jealous—Two decades ago, as a young organizer in Mississippi, I learned that there are only two types of temporal power: organized people and organized money.
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For decades, black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the south, lost crops, their farms and their homes.
Every once in awhile—especially when he’s somewhere unexpected—Reverend Al Sharpton looks around, surprised and pleased. He’s been working for social justice and civil rights since he was nine years old, and there are many things he never thought he’d see in his lifetime.
“This play is an ode to my father,” said Gregory. “It’s my way of letting him know, ‘I know who you are now.’” Gregory stressed to the audience how important these stories were to her and how important it is for everyone to share their stories with younger generations.
Author of ‘King—The Dream Revisited’ revisits work 20 years after debut By Minister Servant LeRoy Page Special to Frost Illustrated After reading several newspaper articles and watching station after station of TV news reports concerning black on black crime and violence 20 years ago, I thought “What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm […]
The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc., the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne Urban League and television channel PBS39 joined others across the world in commemorating the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, at the USF Performing Arts Center.
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated This year’s 68th Annual Allen County NAACP Branch #3049 Marjorie D. Wickliffe Freedom Fund Banquet that occurred Sept. 7 at the Fort Wayne Coliseum, commenced at 7 p.m., and approximately 275 guests were welcomed by the zealous, avid NAACP supporter and Banquet Chairperson Sheila Curry-Campbell. After an inspirational invocation […]
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON—After repeatedly praising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for leading a movement in the 1950s and 1960s that demolished America’s apartheid-like treatment of African Americans, President Obama told those attending an observance of the 1963 March on Washington Aug. 28 that making sure blacks and whites are on the […]
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin On Aug. 16, Lee Daniels’s The Butler, opened in Fort Wayne. The film is very powerful and features an all star cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Cusack and Terrence Howard to name a few. True, there were some stereotypical moments: the […]
By Norman and Velma Murphy Hill—Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to call for justice and equality for all Americans. As the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom approaches, we, participants in the march we helped to plan, are delighted that this remarkable moment will be commemorated.