By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA News Wire Columnist Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns. This week more than ten thousand people […]
For more than a century, descendants of enslaved Africans could be punished or put to death for learning to read or arming themselves. The strategy: Keep Black America ‘dumb’ and defenseless. By Karsceal Turner Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership […]
By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and, therefore, those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]
WWJS—What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? We searched hard a long to find Jesus advancing a political agenda in the scriptures but found only his indifference for “Caesar” at best and lack of interest in politics of the world. But, what do we know? Presiding Elder of the Indiana North District of the […]
Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department Woman stabbed, man arrested FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4 a.m., Dec. 28, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of women being heard screaming in the 2600 block of Fairfield View Place. An officer responding to the scene […]
On Nov. 16, the Rev. Bill McGill, senior pastor of Imani Baptist Temple is scheduled to begin his second 40-day water-only fast as his personal act of intervention to end the rash of violence in our community.