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Group helps young, black mothers obtain education goals

Opinion: Since 1986, Women Hand In Hand has provided some financial aid to 125 young women to obtain their bachelor’s degrees, and some have gone on to graduate school.


Plague of racism continues

Opinion: While perusing news websites CNN and Fox News, I read some things that sadly reminded me that


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,