Recent visits from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew Dr. Derek King have many Fort Wayne residents thinking about justice and racial equality in Fort Wayne area schools. However, reported NAACP visits to Fort Wayne area private schools have many residents wondering if our schools, after 50 years, are really equal.
The Fort Wayne Police Department is presently investigating an incident of theft and fraud. At approximately 12:30 p.m., June 10, at 4122 Lima Road (site of Dunham’s Sports), a male subject entered the site asking for a job application. While in the business, he passes by an office, observes a purse, and immediately walks to the purse and removes the wallet from inside.
Members of the black intelligentsia let out a collective victory cry when hip-hop artist Lil Wayne lost a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Mountain Dew as a result of lyrics comparing the beating of murdered teenager Emmett Till in 1955 to female genitalia.
It doesn’t matter the color, race, ethnicity or even political persuasion of the resident in the White House, presidents should respond to the crises of people/groups because they are part of the body politic of this nation. If a constituency/group is a key part of the president’s political support base, there is an even more compelling reason to attend to their needs.