Tag: voting

Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

Election won’t change anything until we vote with our wallets

| December 1, 2016

By Jim Clingman (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) By the time you read this, I trust you will have wiped away the slime and the grunge, regurgitated a few times, taken a good bath or shower, relentlessly scrubbed the stench from your bodies, and maybe even found it necessary to delouse, because the dirty, filthy, hateful, […]

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President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

President Obama makes urgent call for black voter turnout

| October 10, 2016

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. (President and CEO of the NNPA) Last Saturday, we were pleased to witness, firsthand, President Barack Obama’s keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2016 Phoenix Awards Dinner; it was his final speech, as Commander-In-Chief, at the celebration that included Black members of Congress, celebrities, civil rights leaders, […]

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What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

What you need to know about voting Nov. 8

| September 19, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Are you ready to vote? Are you registered? These may seem like simplistic questions, especially for those who are aware, but every year some folks are denied access to the polls, because they didn’t register on time, or they moved and their address does not match the address the […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

Beyond the Rhetoric: Back to basics—vote intelligently

| February 11, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist We have been going through my archives. Some of my writings from the past still apply today. Some are more relevant today than they were back then (in the 1980s). The following is one of those articles that I’m compelled to republish. The emergence of Ronald Reagan […]

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Chambers to host Q&A session; launches smartphone voting info app

Chambers to host Q&A session; launches smartphone voting info app

| September 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne City Council At-Large candidate Michelle Chambers is scheduled to host the second in a series of Question and Answer meetings for the public from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 23 at the Aboite Branch of the Allen County Public Library, 5630 Coventry Lane. Chambers said diversifying city council is important, as […]

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Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

| March 23, 2015

Dear Community Partners: Not just a difference, but we can make the difference. As a city of churches, we, Fort Wayne have the power to make the 2015 elections count—for our children, our community and our church. It is our legacy! We must not waste this opportunity to give voice to our needs and concerns. […]

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Time for black Democrats to switch

Time for black Democrats to switch

| November 20, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The midterm elections are over, the final numbers are in and they don’t look pretty if you’re a progressive. So, I am going to propose something our national African American leaders should have suggested a long time ago: It’s time for us to switch. No, not to the Republican […]

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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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