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Four speakers set for NAACP banquet

Opinion: One of the Mahoning Valley’s oldest civil-rights organizations is celebrating its 98th annual major


Volunteers needed to help Youngstown students succeed

Opinion: There is a community volunteer meeting Sept. 19


African-American Male Wellness Walk is Aug. 20

Opinion: The event begins at 7 a.m. in the Covelli Centre parking lot, 229 E. Front St.


Where are the black candidates for judge?

Opinion: In my 64 years of life, no black person has ever been elected to the common pleas court bench in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties


Men: Which ‘hood’ are you in?

Opinion: Men should work hard, work smart, and be responsible husbands and fathers


Website aims to increase victim services for young men of color

Opinion: One of my colleagues recently sent me an email with an interesting title in the subject line. It


Parents need to be more proactive in school district

Opinion: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a strong advocate for education, especially as it relates to


Lecture, author and professor speaks at AKA event

Opinion: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is a tenured professor at Harvard


Black Knights recruiting minorities for police department

Opinion: An information session is set at 6 p.m. Monday at McGuffey Centre on the city’s East Side


Allison sisters doing great work in DC

Opinion: Allison sisters doing great work in DC


Oak Hill Collaborative seeks to improve inner-city life

Opinion: OHC provides a small-business incubator and has been involved in neighborhood revitalization projects


Center gives black students chance at DC internships

Opinion: Kenneth King, community activist better known as “Brother K,” recently sent me an email I want to


Local NAACP chapter's 97th annual Freedom Fund Banquet is Friday at the Mahoning Country Club

Opinion: Speaker to present practical ideas how the Youngstown community can begin the process of improving the district’s overall poor academic performance


Racial intolerance continues to raise its ugly head

Opinion: Two instances of race hatred reported in Boardman and Youngstown's South Side


Third-annual community wellness walk is Aug. 15

Opinion: Health screenings begin at 7 a.m. before the walk