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Dumb, dumber and stupid

To all of my faithful readers out there, I would first like to say that I have certainly missed all of you. Due to an unforeseen and untimely illness I was forced to take a rather unpleasant hiatus from writing, but thanks to the marvels of modern medicine, I am back, and back with a vengeance. ...

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Labor organizing as a Civil Right

In the United States, worker rights and civil rights have a deep and historic connection. What is slavery, after all, if not the abuse of worker rights taken to its ultimate extreme? A. Philip Randolph, president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, recognized this link and, as early as the 1920s, ...

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Racist ‘Talk’ with White Children

In the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., stories appeared in newspapers, on broadcast outlets and on the Internet about “the talk,” a candid conversation Black parents have at some point with their Black sons about surviving in a society ...

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Influential pastor, H.H. Brookins, dies

The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, an influential bishop and former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles who became a political power broker, ...

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Perinatal Hepatitis B: What every Mom should know

Since May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. ...

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Road to AIDS 2012: A series of Town Hall Meetings—Las Vegas

The ninth in a series of articles about the Road to AIDS 2012, a 17-city tour that seeks to define the state of the U.S. epidemic and that leads up to the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. ...

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Tia Norfleet NASCAR’s First and only African-American female driver

NASCAR isn’t a sport that you would typically think African-Americans would compete it in, but slowly but surely more are getting interested in the sports. ...

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Why did Jesus pay taxes with a coin from the mouth of a fish?

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught. This is a story of a fish everyone would like to catch, but there’s more to it than paying a tax bill. ...

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Black Radio Pioneer, Hal Jackson, dies in New York City

Radio pioneer Harold “Hal” Jackson, a staple of New York radio, has died. He was in his late 90s. Jackson died Wednesday (May 23, 2012) in a hospital ...

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If you fake the funk, your nose will grow

But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! Isaiah 43:1 ...

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