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Lessons of ‘The Butler’ still relevant today

Hollywood has historically shied away from more serious Black, historical themed movies, believing they have limited box-office appeal. ...

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Getting some punches in for Black pride

This made me think about how boxing has been an emancipator for racial discrimination ...

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Payday loans still a deliberate debt trap

Payday loans – the small loans that come with big fees and triple-digit annual interest rates – pose serious threats to the financial well-being of borrowers ...

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

[caption id="attachment_12679" align="alignleft" width="144"] Roger Caldwell[/caption] 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 ...

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History can move in two directions at once

History can move in two directions at once ...

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Congress is eating away at food stamps

[caption id="attachment_12473" align="alignleft" width="144"] Julianne Malveaux[/caption] 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 ...

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Political deception haunts the politics of public service

[caption id="attachment_12500" align="alignleft" width="144"] Derek Joy[/caption] 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 someth ...

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Do you ‘Cee’ what I see?: An a historical collision between hip-hop, “Manhood,” silence and sexuality

That this is a scandal at all, one created by a gay-identifying Black male, is a consequence of intra-community disdain and misdirected rage - driven by a [White gay] blueprint on how homosexuals/bisexuals should act and identify ...

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1963 was the pivotal year for Civil Rights

In the modern civil rights era, no year stands out in my memory more than 1963. ...

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President Rachar Alsad and Syria

[caption id="attachment_12684" align="alignleft" width="144"] Dr. Phillip Wright, Sr.[/caption] 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 t ...

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