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Honoring Valley residents who have made a difference for people of color

Opinion: Black History Month again will bring forward the names of these people who have changed the fabric


Ebony Lifeline aims at addiction prevention, recovery among minorities

Opinion: Many people begin a new year resolving to better themselves. If you have decided this is the year


Apply Kwanzaa principles all year

Opinion: There will be five significant celebrations this month. The first four, most of us know well.


Area native joins Cleveland TV station

Opinion: Another Youngstown native has reached a significant milestone. Lydia Esparra, a graduate of


Remembering 2 trailblazers

Opinion: Last month, death took two more longtime Mahoning Valley black trailblazers — Margaret Linton-


Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Opinion: The culture and contributions of Hispanics, and their impact on American society, will be on display


Fighting AIDS in black community requires educating our young

Opinion: One of my best friends died from complications of AIDS in San Diego, Calif., three years ago. He


Deal provides compensation to former baseball players

Opinion: Major League Baseball’s annual midsummer exhibition, the All-Star Game, is Tuesday. Millions will


A role model for overcoming the odds

Opinion: Some of you may remember the name Leon Stennis, The Vindicator’s former religion editor and


It’s time for Latinos in Valley to exercise political muscle

Opinion: Today is the Mexican holiday known as Cinco de Mayo — the 5th of May — which commemorates the


Friendship knows no color

Opinion: This is a short story about two boys — one black, one white — who grew up together on Youngstown’s


Exercise your right to vote Tuesday

Opinion: Tuesday is the primary election, and I remind you again to get out and cast your ballot for the


Tuskegee Airmen blazed the trail for black pilots

Opinion: The movie “Red Tails,” the George Lucas-financed film about the triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen,


Honoree is a woman of firsts

Opinion: There are a few sure things I know that take place every January. First, this publication will


Black men seek community solutions

Opinion: I received an email that had this statement in its subject line: “Black Men Across America