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
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS 36,000 Associated Press The number of jobs employers cut in February,
Less than two years ago, I dedicated a column to Patricia Ann Hawkins Anderson, who was celebrating
POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty: GIRARD
NUMBERS IN THE NEWS 10 Source: Associated Press
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
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.
The next president of our country will again have to deal with the seemingly impossible problem to
Some in the mainstream media view that as an oxymoron.
May is by far my favorite month.
May is by far my favorite month. There are at least six days in May that I enjoy. The first is
I couldn't help but chuckle at a story I edited earlier this week involving an event at Youngstown State University.
Without a doubt, our country would not be as great as it is without the significant contributions of women.
I will dedicate a portion of this column to some little-known black history achievements that probably don’t get a whole lot of attention.
If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in April 1968, were alive today, he would
The next three months will provide several opportunities for black people to get acquainted — or reacquainted — with their culture and history.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month, and I'm glad to see my old friend Henry Guzman will be a part of the local activities planned at Youngstown State University.
While going through a long list of e-mails at work, I received one that caught my eye.