Tag: election

‘Mr. Clean,’ former math prof headed for election run-off

‘Mr. Clean,’ former math prof headed for election run-off

| January 12, 2016

(GIN)—The top two vote-getters in the Central African Republic’s just-tallied presidential ballot were a corruption fighter nicknamed “Mr Clean” by the media and a former math teacher. Both men previously held the post of prime ministers in prior administrations. Voters had turned out in large numbers to select a candidate from among 30 hopefuls. Anicet-Georges […]

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How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

How to win elections behind the Cotton Curtain

| November 21, 2015

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price. What was that cost? Well, President Johnson said it best at […]

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Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting U.S. citizens

Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting U.S. citizens

| October 27, 2015

Courtesy of the Libertarian National Committee WASHINGTON, D.C.—Agents of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) in the southwestern United States are unconstitutionally harassing and detaining American citizens, on a fishing expedition for drug busts, sometimes as far as 100 miles from the border. According to a report by the Arizona ACLU, Border Patrol agents are […]

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Chambers to host Q&A session; launches smartphone voting info app

Chambers to host Q&A session; launches smartphone voting info app

| September 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne City Council At-Large candidate Michelle Chambers is scheduled to host the second in a series of Question and Answer meetings for the public from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 23 at the Aboite Branch of the Allen County Public Library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Chambers said diversifying city council is important, as […]

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Obama is no ‘lame duck’ president

Obama is no ‘lame duck’ president

| September 17, 2015

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Almost as surprising as Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first African American president is his success in not becoming a lame duck president, a term normally applied to a politically weakened outgoing president’s last two years in office. Few presidents have been as lame as George W. Bush, […]

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President of Burundi faces isolation in drive to win third term

President of Burundi faces isolation in drive to win third term

| June 30, 2015

(GIN)–Polling places have been set up in Burundi for controversial parliamentary elections that have put President Pierre Nkurunziza at odds with religious groups, the political opposition, students, the African Union, and the U.S. Nkurunziza is seeking a third term despite a constitutional limit of two terms. The president argues that his first term was the […]

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The Chicago reckoning

The Chicago reckoning

| March 24, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a […]

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Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

| March 23, 2015

Dear Community Partners: Not just a difference, but we can make the difference. As a city of churches, we, Fort Wayne have the power to make the 2015 elections count—for our children, our community and our church. It is our legacy! We must not waste this opportunity to give voice to our needs and concerns. […]

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Watching the elections from abroad

Watching the elections from abroad

| November 12, 2014

George E. Curry By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist JERUSALEM—On Election Night, I usually stay awake as long as my eyelids are willing to cooperate. But, this year was different. Instead of alternating between watching CNN and tracking results on the Internet, I was in the Holy Land, nearly 6,000 miles from my office in […]

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Judge Stanley A. Levine—practice of law should serve the community

Judge Stanley A. Levine—practice of law should serve the community

| November 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Spend five minutes with Judge Stanley A. Levine and you’ll learn a lot about the man. For one, it immediately becomes apparent that he loves the law in every aspect—its history, its meaning, its importance to society and its implementation. Spend a little more time with him and you’ll realize that love of law […]

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