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Phi Beta Sigma conclave to focus on young black men’s futures

Jun 23, 2015 7:41am

The future of boys and young men of color will be the topic of panel discussions at the 101st international conclave of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, set for July 15-19 in Little Rock.

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Kenneth Bridges: Rector’s family connections important for state’s sixth governor

Mar 24, 2015 7:03am

Henry M. Rector had a fiery temper that matched the politics of the years leading to the Civil War. As the sixth governor of Arkansas starting in 1860, Rector would lead the state as the war began...

Ken Bridges: Jones designed his own success

Mar 17, 2015 8:52am

Fay Jones spent his life building and creating, bringing elaborate and stylish building designs to life. In the process, the Arkansas native became one of the most respected and innovative...

Ken Bridges: Fulton lived big in short life

Mar 10, 2015 11:44am

William S. Fulton accomplished much for Arkansas in his short life. He served as the fourth territorial governor and the first U. S. Senator. Through Fulton’s leadership, he made the difficult...

Ken Bridges: Twitty’s roots not in Conway, but Helena

Mar 05, 2015 5:15pm

Conway Twitty began his performing career in Helena during World War II while still a child. From these early days, he would eventually sell more than 50 million albums and become one of the most...

Matthew Pate | Pear-ish the thought of spring

Feb 11, 2015 1:25pm

As I let the dogs out to do their morning business, I saw the first harbinger of spring. The row of quince beside my back gate has begun to bloom. The blossoms are a deep rosy pink. They’re always...

Ken Bridges | Founding of Philander Smith part of Arkansas Renaissance

Feb 09, 2015 3:56pm

In the 1870s, in spite of the pain of Reconstruction, a Renaissance began to occur for Arkansas as some of the most important colleges in the state were born. Part of this flowering of knowledge...

Nate Strauch | Vestige of an embargone era

Feb 04, 2015 7:37am

If you’re not familiar with names like Yasiel Puig, Jose Fernandez, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Abreu, it’s safe to say you’re not much of a baseball fan. Each of those 20-somethings is arguably the...

Lee H. Hamilton | Can we have a regular Congress?

Feb 04, 2015 7:30am

You probably didn’t notice, but the Senate passed a milestone a couple of weeks back. Before 2015 was a month old, senators had already had a chance to vote up-or-down on more amendments than they...

Matthew Pate | Help wanted none found

Jan 28, 2015 1:50pm

I live in Pine Bluff. Despite its considerable problems there’s a lot to like about my hometown. The part I like best is my hundred year-old house, not far from Lakeside United Methodist Church....

Nate Strauch | American gripers

Jan 28, 2015 1:49pm

When I was a kid just past the age of enjoying G.I. Joes, I stumbled upon a great book called “Marine Sniper,” a 1988 nonfiction tome about the Vietnam War career of Carlos Hathcock — at the time...

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