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A disrespected community

01.21.2015 Opinion

One longtime Austin resident wants to know why 15th District Commander Barbara West has been quietly reassigned to another post.

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The divide within

01.09.2015 Opinion

West Sider Renna Thomas wants the community to demand more of themselves and others in the new year.

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The future is now

01.01.2015 Opinion

Local leader urges African Americans to continue to support black-owned businesses in the community.

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Young leaders respond to current unrest

12.17.2014 Opinion

Business leader Malcolm Crawford urges elders in the community to allow the next generation to take the lead in creating a new movement.

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The danger of a single story

12.11.2014 Opinion

What did Darren Wilson and Michael Brown assume, wonders writer Rasheena Fountain.

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Forgiveness is key to being happy

11.27.2014 Opinion

Our columnist John W. Fountain III gives thanks today for his father and the lessons he still teaches.

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New governor off to wrong start

11.06.2014 Opinion

West Side advocate Valerie Leonard questions the lack of diversity on Bruce Rauner’s transition team.

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What’s the real deal?

11.02.2014 Opinion

Longtime resident Renna Thomas urges voters to think carefully as they go to the polls and choose our leaders.

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Should pastors get involved in politics?

10.30.2014 Opinion

Ministers must be careful, or they risk getting their churches in trouble with the IRS and hurting their community, writes West Side advocate Valerie Leonard.

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Austin activist questions ministers’ support of GOP candidates

10.16.2014 Opinion

Dwayne Truss explains why he thinks black pastors should not be endorsing Jim Oberweis for U.S. Senate and Bruce Rauner for governor.

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