Monthly saturday columns from Vindicator regional editor Ernie Brown:
July 4th, 2009
The Kimmel Brooks Housing Project. That name was both a badge of honor for its inhabitants, and
June 6th, 2009 | Comments (2)
The idea of blacks supporting black-owned businesses is not new. In fact, Booker T. Washington, the famed black educator, author and lecturer, advocated blacks supporting their own, as did Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X.
May 2nd, 2009 | Comments (2)
This month is bittersweet for me. On the one hand, my daughter, Erin, turns 18, and I turn another
April 4th, 2009
In the next several days, churches will either host or sponsor a variety of Easter or Passion plays
March 7th, 2009 | Comments (1)
March is Women’s History Month, but I’d like to focus on how all men can help make life better for
February 7th, 2009 | Comments (12)
I have had a book in my library for years that I finally decided to make time to read. It is called
January 3rd, 2009
A new year is here, and like most other folks, I’ve decided to draw up a list of resolutions, which,
December 6th, 2008 | Comments (1)
When Barack H. Obama is sworn in Jan. 20 as the nation’s first biracial president, will that historic event signal the end of affirmative action?
November 1st, 2008 | Comments (2)
We have often heard the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. To build upon
October 4th, 2008
Patricia Hawkins-Smith recently celebrated the 10th year of her new life. The Struthers woman and
September 6th, 2008
Hola mis amigos September is here, and a portion of this month and part of October are dedicated
August 2nd, 2008 | Comments (1)
While listening to ESPN sports talk radio a few weeks ago, ESPN anchor and commentator Scott Van Pelt said, in general terms, that all fantasy football players were crazy geeks and nerds.
July 5th, 2008 | Comments (1)
The next president of our country will again have to deal with the seemingly impossible problem to
June 7th, 2008 | Comments (1)
Some in the mainstream media view that as an oxymoron.
May 3rd, 2008
May is by far my favorite month.