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Ernie Brown

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City residents working to improve neighborhoods

One of the positive things I am seeing in Youngstown is people coming together to make their

Conference aims to encourage adoption of black children

Over the years, neighborhood churches have served many purposes besides being a house of prayer.

Ursuline grad pays it forward with scholarship fundraiser

Youngstown native Keith Coleman values education and was taught as a teenager to give back to his

A national memorial for Dr. King

Perhaps you’ve seen the advertisement while waiting to watch the rest of your television program.

A month of personal milestones

This month marks two significant anniversaries in my life. I will celebrate 35 years with The

Seminarian speaks out for gay rights

Does God love homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people? Is it time for the 21st-

Youngstown friends took different path

Shortly after publishing my March column on the six young men involved in shooting into a house full

Would Dr. King be pleased today?

Where were you on April 4, 1968? I was a sophomore at East High School, and I, like the rest of

Be sure to take a look at these December events

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

The number of students from Mahoning and Trumbull counties participating Saturday in The

Fugitive of the Week

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,

Saying goodbye to an old friend

Less than two years ago, I dedicated a column to Patricia Ann Hawkins Anderson, who was celebrating

Girard, Hubbard and Liberty police calls

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Hubbard and Liberty: GIRARD


NUMBERS IN THE NEWS 10 Source: Associated Press

For future’s sake, learn the lessons of the past

I want you to think back to your high school years for a few moments. Do you remember studying in

Resolve to better yourself this year

A new year is here, and many of you again have taken the time to make out your personal resolutions

Ringing in new year right way

December contains Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, and celebrations are set for all of those

Stimulus bill offers energy tax breaks

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is primarily set up by our government to kick-start our

Show your support for the NAACP

The fall season is usually the time when the area’s minority-rights advocacy groups have their major

Resolving city schools dilemma

The headline told the entire story: “Youngstown Schools Ranked Worst in State.” As I read the

No end to race debate

The debate over race in this country just won’t end. Even though the president is a black man —

Brooks reunion planned

The Kimmel Brooks Housing Project. That name was both a badge of honor for its inhabitants, and

Anger of some misses point

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.

From a grateful son to a special mother

This month is bittersweet for me. On the one hand, my daughter, Erin, turns 18, and I turn another

Easter events are a labor of love

In the next several days, churches will either host or sponsor a variety of Easter or Passion plays

Men: End violence against women

March is Women’s History Month, but I’d like to focus on how all men can help make life better for

Coming to grips with race in America

I have had a book in my library for years that I finally decided to make time to read. It is called

Resolve to encourage in 2009

A new year is here, and like most other folks, I’ve decided to draw up a list of resolutions, which,

Election shouldn’t change policy

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?

Putting focus on adoption

We have often heard the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. To build upon

Keeping faith in recovery

Patricia Hawkins-Smith recently celebrated the 10th year of her new life. The Struthers woman and

Joy of fantasy football

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.

Helping with health insurance

The next president of our country will again have to deal with the seemingly impossible problem to

Honoring black dads

Some in the mainstream media view that as an oxymoron.

The merry, merry month of May

May is by far my favorite month.

The merry, merry month of May

May is by far my favorite month. There are at least six days in May that I enjoy. The first is

Attire Matters

I couldn't help but chuckle at a story I edited earlier this week involving an event at Youngstown State University.

In praise of women in Valley

Without a doubt, our country would not be as great as it is without the significant contributions of women.

Notable feats in history

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.

What would Dr. King think?

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in April 1968, were alive today, he would

Black culture, history in the news

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

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.

Long list of emails

While going through a long list of e-mails at work, I received one that caught my eye.



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