Tag: voting

Links, Incorporated announces Candidates Forum viewing schedule for public access TV

| October 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, announce the dates for watching their Meet the 2014 Candidates Forum on Public Access TV. During this midterm election year, the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated focused on “Engaging Allen County Citizens to Connect Voting to Issues in a Non-partisan Environment.”  Their 2nd Biennial Meet the Candidates Forum, showcases […]

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Links, Incorporated set to host Voter Engagement Forum

| September 26, 2014

FORT WAYNE—From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 27, the Fort Wayne Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is scheduled to sponsor a “Voter Education, Voter Engagement” Forum for the community-at-large at Indiana Tech Law School, The Courtroom, 1600 East Washington Blvd. Stand up for your right to vote!  Please submit questions for the speakers to: ftwaynelinks@gmail.com. Preceding […]

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Links, Incorporated set to host Meet the Candidates Forum

| September 5, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Chapter of the Links, Incorporated is scheduled to convene more than 17 candidates for their 2nd Biennial Meet the Candidates Forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6 at the Allen County Public Library’s Meeting Room A, 900 Library Plaza. Candidates who accepted the invitation to speak on Sept. 6, include the non-partisan […]

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Black voters in South face new threats

| September 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), blacks, living primarily in the South and Southwest, continued to face challenges at the ballot box, according to National Commission on Voting Rights (NCVR) report. “Though […]

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Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

| September 3, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make […]

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Civil rights groups push Ferguson residents to polls

| September 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the social and political unrest that followed, civil rights leaders have urged citizens of the St. Louis County suburb to transform their community at the […]

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The GOP and black voters: The Republican Party could win African-American support with some issues.

The GOP and black voters: The Republican Party could win African-American support with some issues.

| May 21, 2014

The following is an interesting commentary on how the Republican Party can attract more black voters. What’s interesting is that so many opinion pieces on this topic ignore that fact that most black folks used to be Republicans prior to the Roosevelt years, were Republicans, especially faced with the segregationist stance of so many southern […]

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Did You Know? Primary elections important

Did You Know? Primary elections important

| March 25, 2014

By LaLeta McClure Did you know that the Primary Election is May 6, 2014? We must be registered to vote by April 7, 2014. We can vote by going to the polls are by applying for an absentee ballot. The Allen County Election Board, which is now located at the Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main […]

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Detroit: Not about race, but about race

Detroit: Not about race, but about race

| November 23, 2013

LET’S DO BETTER Detroit elected a new mayor several weeks ago. He is 55-year-old Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and Detroit Medical Center chief executive. He moved to Detroit, from Livonia, Mich., a year ago, to run for the job, but at that time a residency issue forced him to withdraw from the race. He […]

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Race-related politics in America more visible than ever, Part 2

| May 9, 2013

As Latino leaders continue to push for change through dialogue and mobilize Latino communities, they are looking at lessons learned from the African American community. California State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) said he hopes to build new bridges with the African American community as the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC)—which serves as a forum for members from the State Senate and Assembly to identify key issues affecting Latinos and develop avenues to empower the Latino community throughout California—moves forward.

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