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Driving social change: Fort Wayne’s pioneering African American bus drivers

Driving social change: Fort Wayne’s pioneering African American bus drivers

| February 24, 2016

By Betsy Kachmar Special to Frost Illustrated The 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic moment of defiance in Montgomery, Ala., when the seamstress famously refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger, coincides with another milestone in our local public transit history:  Lewis Sims was hired in 1955 as the […]

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Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

Rosa Parks, 60 years later: What we must do

| December 9, 2015

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again?”—Rosa Parks Tuesday marked the 60th anniversary of a simple act of civil disobedience that forever changed the landscape of American history. […]

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District ministers call for removal of Margaret Sanger bust from the National Portrait Gallery

District ministers call for removal of Margaret Sanger bust from the National Portrait Gallery

| September 17, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Planned Parenthood, the abortion rights group, recently came under attack from a group of local ministers, known collectively as Ministers Taking a Stand. The group is demanding that the bust of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, be removed from a Smithsonian exhibit celebrating […]

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In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

In Selma, Obama proved that he is ‘black enough’

| March 11, 2015

Click here to watch video of the president’s speech. Click here to read the full text of the president’s speech. By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief SELMA, Ala.–Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama was dogged by one question: Is he black enough? The question was repeated so often that after showing up late for […]

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Claudette Colvin: A Forgotten Civil Rights Hero – The Root

| March 5, 2014

The Woman Civil Rights Leaders Threw Under a Bus Remembering Claudette Colvin: Black History Month is the perfect time to get our history right. BY: ABDUL ALI DEMOCRACY NOW SCREENSHOT Every year during Black History Month, Rosa Parks’ name rolls off the tongues of schoolchildren and educators around the nation as they discuss the civil […]

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