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It’s hard being Black and the President of the United States

It’s hard being Black and the President of the United States By Roger Caldwell Many in the media are claiming that the past week for the president was one of his longest and hardest. President Obama has always been considered a Teflon president, who was able to slide out of problems. But the Syria challenge and airstrikes have kept the president and his administration in a paralyzing entanglement that has s ...

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Congress is eating away at food stamps

Congress is eating away at food stamps By Julianne Malveaux      Steven and Laurie, a white married couple that lives near Richmond, Va., work at a big box store.  She is a cashier; he works in the storeroom. Each earns about $9 an hour but neither works 40 hours a week.  Indeed, they are lucky to pull 40 hours a week combined. Sometimes they are fortunate enough to pull 45 hours a week between them.  Some ...

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Political deception haunts the politics of public service

Political deception haunts the politics of public service By Derek Joy      I stumbled upon an old acquaintance by chance.  Jimmie seemingly reappeared out of nowhere. And wouldn’t you just know it.  We kicked the game around. He finally mentioned an oft overlooked truth in today’s world. “People always talk about doing something to help get kids on the right track.  But that is a responsibility of the pare ...

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President Rachar Alsad and Syria

President Rachar Alsad and Syria By P. L. Wright Sr. Ph.D. Listening to television news about the situation in Syria and the conflicting evidence presented to the congress and the public may not be enough to gain support for a military strike on Syria by the United States. Since Rachar Alsad has stated publicly that some of his soldiers have also been exposed to chemical nerve gas, why doesn’t the United St ...

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