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.
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.
Another Youngstown native has reached a significant milestone. Lydia Esparra, a graduate of
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
Less than two years ago, I dedicated a column to Patricia Ann Hawkins Anderson, who was celebrating
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS 36,000 Associated Press The number of jobs employers cut in February,
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS 10 Source: Associated Press
POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty: GIRARD
I want you to think back to your high school years for a few moments. Do you remember studying in
A new year is here, and many of you again have taken the time to make out your personal resolutions
December contains Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and celebrations are set for all of those
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is primarily set up by our government to kick-start our
The fall season is usually the time when the area’s minority-rights advocacy groups have their major
The headline told the entire story: “Youngstown Schools Ranked Worst in State.” As I read the
The debate over race in this country just won’t end. Even though the president is a black man —
The Kimmel Brooks Housing Project. That name was both a badge of honor for its inhabitants, and
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.
This month is bittersweet for me. On the one hand, my daughter, Erin, turns 18, and I turn another
In the next several days, churches will either host or sponsor a variety of Easter or Passion plays
March is Women’s History Month, but I’d like to focus on how all men can help make life better for
I have had a book in my library for years that I finally decided to make time to read. It is called
A new year is here, and like most other folks, I’ve decided to draw up a list of resolutions, which,
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?
We have often heard the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. To build upon
Patricia Hawkins-Smith recently celebrated the 10th year of her new life. The Struthers woman and