By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) As I boarded my return flight to D.C. from last week’s Republican convention in Cleveland I began to reflect on what I saw and I began to ponder how I could put to paper my experiences in this column. Out of nowhere, the words of Charles Dickens from […]
(GIN)—The Sudanese-born Nima Elbagir scooped a distinguished media prize from the Royal Television Society (RTS) this month for her work highlighting the human rights plight of children and young people in Africa and beyond. RTS wrote for the award ceremony last week: “The work of the Specialist Journalist of the Year took (Ms Elbagir) to […]
FORT WAYNE—In the wake of the Paris terrorist attack tragedy, couched in the already heated rhetoric of the U.S. presidential debates and a variety of critical issues in the U.S. consciousness, many are tense and unsure, perhaps even frightened. And, when people are that uncertain about the future, it’s important for them to be heard. […]
By Jeanie Summerville Youth For Unity is a program for life with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne and involves all ages. This program helps young people to see themselves as unique and special individuals by educating them about diversity and tolerance. Through it, they hope to combat prejudice, bigotry and discrimination in […]
Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]
By Eric D. Hackley I’m speaking with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. The NE Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in a 10-county region in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity […]
By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist “The industry that bills itself a meritocracy actually looks more like a mirrortocracy.”—Mitch Kapor, co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact While the number of African American, Latino and women consumers of Internet and broadband products and services is rising, their numbers at the major Silicon Valley companies […]
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Deputy Chief Garry Hamilton said he would like to see the department staffing numbers more reflective of the city’s population numbers.