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Standing on the other side of an equal sign

Standing on the other side of an equal sign By Lee A. Daniels      For decades now, July 4th has always compelled in me to reconsider, and more deeply appreciate, Frederick Douglass’ famous oration of 1852. Of course, that’s the one, given before an audience heavily but not completely comprised of White abolitionists in Rochester, N.Y. that contains one of the most famous passages of American oratory: Havin ...

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Smartphones: The New Necessity

Smartphones:  The New Necessity By Cheryl McNeil-Pearson Does anyone remember what life was like before cell phones? Almost makes you wonder how in the world we were able to drive to unfamiliar places without our trusty GPS app, play those addictive games, take so many glamorous “selfies” to upload on your favorite social networks and much more. Seriously, how many of us nearly would hyperventilate from sep ...

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L.A. man gets $58 million after being severely beaten by security guard who crushed his skull

L.A. man gets $58 million after being severely beaten by security guard who crushed his skull By Victor Trammell      A jury in California has awarded tens of millions of dollars to a Los Angeles man who was savagely beaten by a security guard outside a bar. Antonio Lopez Chaj, 43, worked as a house painter in April of 2010, which is when he was beaten by a guard who worked for DGSP Security and Patrol. On ...

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Paula Deen’s problems create a mess for suppliers and they may all come after her as well

Paula Deen’s problems create a mess for suppliers and they may all come after her as well By Malcolm Morrow Paula Deen’s media woes are going to affect a lot of pockets in coming weeks, but the people that will be hardest hit will be the producers and suppliers of the goods that her brand is associated with. Several major retail chains such as Wal-Mart (which is the largest in the world) Target, Home Depot, ...

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Majority white city to close road leading to majority Black city due to crime

Majority white city to close road leading to majority Black city due to crime By Black Blue Dog      CLINTON, MISS.-- Mississippi News Now is reporting that Clinton, MS is cutting off access to Jackson, MS by closing down a main road that connects the two towns. The reason why is due to the influx of criminal activity from Jackson that has plagued Clinton in the last few years. Clinton, Miss. is a majority ...

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