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Public education is under attack

My father dropped out of school in the eighth grade and went to work as a laborer in the mills of Western Pennsylvania to help support his family. Later, he mastered the craft of cutting meat and became a butcher. ...

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Health care cover up is worse than the crime

If you read the title of this editorial you might think this column is about the Conrad Murray-Michael Jackson debacle that was front page and top story lead on almost every newspaper, magazine or broadcast news show. ...

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So many choices . . . So many screens

I’ve said it before – we are spoiled rotten. Reviewing Nielsen’s latest Cross-Platform Report, How We Watch from Screen to Screen, I can’t help but smile and remember the earlier days of “watching television.” (You know, the one screen, the only option we had). ...

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Signs of the time

Black people help perpetuate negative stereotypes about themselves. Mary J. Blige’s Burger King chicken commercial is a perfect example. No-body likes fried chicken more than I do but no matter how good it is, it never makes me start singing with eyes closed and chicken held lovingly in my hand after I take a bite. ...

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Too young too immature too selfish and too stupid

Let’s say that your four year old daughter found a loaded gun in a hotel room that you were staying in and accidently shot herself. Now for all intensive purposes, let’s just assume that you would do exactly what most people operating within the confines of good, moral, reasonable, and common sense would do, and that would be to seek medical attention for your child immediately. ...

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The business of politics

The modern political party system in the United States is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. It’s important that Black Americans recognize that neither of these parties have helped us to gain political equity. Supposedly the purpose of political parties is to bring people together who hold similar points of view about government. ...

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Presidential Bo Peep is losing his sheep

Little Bo Peep once lost her sheep and didn’t know where to find them. Well, the Bo Peep Commander in Chief appears to be losing some of his Black sheep and efforts to bring them back into the fold seem to be failing miserably! ...

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Are Republicans afraid of Black journalists? It appears that they are

The Republican National committee and GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney have rejected invitations to attend the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention this year. ...

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Dr. Boyce: Valerie Jarrett says Obama has ‘genuine love’ for the Black community

This week, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett appeared at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans. During her appearance, Jarrett reiterated the deep affection and appreciation that President Obama has for the African American community. ...

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George Zimmerman and wife lied about finances

fter having his bond revoked by a judge who wonders whether he was deliberately misled by George Zimmerman and his wife, the admitted killer of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin remains confined to his cell in the Polk County Correctional Facility ...

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