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Who Engineered Racism in Muncie?

Structural Racism was Intentional Design by the Ball Family I was fortunate to meet with Gary Younge, a very well-respected journalist from London when he first came to Muncie. Gary wrote for the Guardian UK and stayed in Muncie for five weeks, leaving shortly after the election. While he was here, it didn’t take him […]

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Barack Obama’s Legacy by Younge, Farrakhan and West

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – He hasn’t left office, but President Barack Obama’s legacy is already being debated by pundits and experts from all backgrounds. If you look back to 2007-08, when America learned about Barack Obama, a young senator from Chicago, we didn’t give him a chance. We had an economy on […]

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2016 Presidential Election Was a Grand Production

Muncie, IN  – In the future, historians will look back on the 2016 presidential election and say, “That must have been one of the worst years to be an American.”, or “The 2016 presidential election was the beginning of the end for American democracy.” Actually, there are many people nationally already saying it for historians. […]

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Government

Muncie in the International Spotlight

The Guardian’s Gary Younge Writing Middletown Series By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – For those who don’t know yet, one of the Guardian UK’s brightest journalist, Gary Younge, has been in Muncie writing a series of articles about “Middletown USA”. Gary reached out to me in the beginning of the Summer to let me know […]