The MVOC was founded in 2008 and serves the tri-county area
President Lyndon B. Johnson spoke these words when he signed the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965:
The NAACP's local unit seeks to engage young people
Community workshop on police stops set for Sept. 30
Honorary chairmen were Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, McDonald Mayor Glenn Holmes and former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams
While I was on vacation, I watched the first part of CNN’s “The Sixties” series, which dealt with
Fathers should show their children how to be accountable and responsible
A proposed plan to provide positive role models for black children hasn't developed because of a lack of commitment from black professionals.
2 of Ernie's friends say get prostate exams
The abundant life God promised in the Scriptures includes a passionate, purposeful marriage, the counselors said
The man behind the election of Cleveland’s first black mayor and who was the national chairman for the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s run for the White House in 1984 was from Youngstown.
Family says she cut them off when she entered her relationship with Zaryl Bush.
Shain Widdersheim was sentenced to 15 years for her role in the death of her son, Teddy Foltz, 14, who died as the result of beatings and torture at the hands of her ex-boyfriend last year.
This column is dedicated to a Youngstown man who went from the basketball court for the South High
The new mayor, however, could still face a possible federal indictment.
Whenever I hear from our staff that there is a homicide in our area, I just hope and pray it is not
Sacrifices were made so blacks and women could enjoy a basic right guaranteed in the Constitution.
The institute’s services provide spiritual development and fulfill the mission to increase education, empowerment, and enlightenment of the community on the achievements and contributions of black Americans.
There are a couple of events this month I want to highlight and in which I encourage your
It is time for black men in the Mahoning Valley to take a more-proactive approach to their health
A black author urged adults to take the children to libraries, museums, zoos and colleges this summer
I want to thank all the people who sent me well-wishes after my May column about my bout with
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.
While perusing news websites CNN and Fox News, I read some things that sadly reminded me that
Black History Month again will bring forward the names of these people who have changed the fabric
Many people begin a new year resolving to better themselves. If you have decided this is the year
There will be five significant celebrations this month. The first four, most of us know well.
Another Youngstown native has reached a significant milestone. Lydia Esparra, a graduate of
BBC correspondent Matt Wells spent time in the Mahoning Valley in early October interviewing journalists, clergy and others about the upcoming election, and how President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage may have an impact on re-election bid.
Last month, death took two more longtime Mahoning Valley black trailblazers — Margaret Linton-
The culture and contributions of Hispanics, and their impact on American society, will be on display
One of my best friends died from complications of AIDS in San Diego, Calif., three years ago. He
Major League Baseball’s annual midsummer exhibition, the All-Star Game, is Tuesday. Millions will
Some of you may remember the name Leon Stennis, The Vindicator’s former religion editor and
Today is the Mexican holiday known as Cinco de Mayo — the 5th of May — which commemorates the
This is a short story about two boys — one black, one white — who grew up together on Youngstown’s
The movie “Red Tails,” the George Lucas-financed film about the triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen,
There are a few sure things I know that take place every January. First, this publication will
I received an email that had this statement in its subject line: “Black Men Across America
One of the positive things I am seeing in Youngstown is people coming together to make their
Over the years, neighborhood churches have served many purposes besides being a house of prayer.
Youngstown native Keith Coleman values education and was taught as a teenager to give back to his
Perhaps you’ve seen the advertisement while waiting to watch the rest of your television program.
This month marks two significant anniversaries in my life. I will celebrate 35 years with The
Does God love homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people? Is it time for the 21st-
Shortly after publishing my March column on the six young men involved in shooting into a house full
Where were you on April 4, 1968? I was a sophomore at East High School, and I, like the rest of
Don’t let the cold breezes — aka The Hawk — and snowy streets stop you from attending some important December events.
The number of students from Mahoning and Trumbull counties participating Saturday in The
Fugitive of the Week The FBI/Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force is asking the public’s help