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Does President Obama even care about black people?

Does President Obama even care about black people?

| April 7, 2016

Black women ignored in Supreme Court nominations By Raynard Jackson NNPA News Wire Columnist During the past seven plus years, I have been extremely critical of President Obama’s willful neglect and callous disregard for the black community. Blacks have been the single, largest voting block for Obama; giving him 96 percent and 94 percent of […]

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Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On April 3, 1968 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the pulpit of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. […]

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Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

Why President Barack Obama is one of the best ever

| March 8, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney NNPA News Wire Columnist President Barack Obama will go down in history, as arguably one of the most successful presidents of the United States. What he has been able to accomplish over his nearly eight years in office is remarkable—especially when you consider the level of obstructionism and racism he has […]

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Obama welcomes Crimson Tide to White House

Obama welcomes Crimson Tide to White House

| March 7, 2016

By Diandra Bolton Howard University News Service WASHINGTON—During the annual celebration of the college national football champion at the White House, President Barack Obama joked that he obviously is the reason for the continued and dramatic success of the University of Alabama, the winners of the 2016 college football championship, their fourth in seven years. […]

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Active duty Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

Active duty Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor

| March 7, 2016

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Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

Americans must stand up to disrespect of U.S. presidency

| February 26, 2016

By Louis C. Ward NNPA Guest Columnist Recently, retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash, both contributors on Fox News shows, blatantly disrespected President Obama on different news shows on national television. Lt. Col. Peters called our president a “total p**sy,” and actress Stacey Dash blurted “our president doesn’t give a sh*t about terrorism.” […]

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‘Status Quo No Mo’

‘Status Quo No Mo’

| February 11, 2016

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times “Now, as a nation, we don’t promise equal outcomes, but we were founded on the idea everybody should have an equal opportunity to succeed. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, you can make […]

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The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

The State of the Union Address: Class act, crass responses

| January 25, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist President Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted that the SOU is “strong.” While I disagree with […]

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The African American State of the Union

The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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How the King holiday came to be

How the King holiday came to be

| January 15, 2016

For many, it seems that there always has been a national holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, numerous celebrations are held throughout the country, including here in Fort Wayne, where the MLK Jr. Club hosts one of the biggest and most respected Unity Day gatherings in this part of the country. […]

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