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I saw stunning news anchors – my jaw didn’t drop

I saw stunning news anchors – my jaw didn’t drop

If you are like me, you sometimes surf the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice “click bait” that poses questions like, “What happened to these childhood stars?” or offers “Secrets of the Mayans revealed.” Well, I noticed a list with dozens of allegedly gorgeous news anchors called […]

Education is the great  equalizer, Part 2

Education is the great equalizer, Part 2

My first five years of schooling was such a thrill.  It excites me when I return to my hometown of Oxnard, Calif., and converse with people who have been my friends since kindergarten and first grade – happy days indeed. It was my fifth grade when the evil activity was directed to me.  My teacher […]

Sanders and Trump are both angry White men

Sanders and Trump are both angry White men

Senator Bernie Sanders and “presumptive Republican nominee” Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin. Both of them are angry – so intensely so, that they are inciting a destructive anger among their followers. When Republicans brawled and pushed and shoved at Trump rallies, I never anticipated fisticuffs and rhetoric at Nevada Democratic caucuses […]

White people love drugs, but Black people get arrested

White people love drugs, but Black people get arrested

It is now commonly recognized that White people do more drugs than Blacks and Hispanics, but go to jail for it far less often. White kids also smoke and drink more than Black kids, which most people would assume should correlate with youthful rebellion or rowdiness. But it’s the Black kids that are expelled from […]

Obama should just say, ‘America is at war’

Obama should just say, ‘America is at war’

Since 2009, I have been venting exasperation with President Obama’s Bush-Lite war on terrorism almost from day one of his presidency. I have been particularly exasperated with his semantic games about the role U.S. troops have been playing. Here, in part, is what I wrote in November 2015: “President Obama is channeling President Nixon with his justification […]

Federal probe finds increasing segregation in US schools

Federal probe finds increasing segregation in US schools

BY ZENITHA PRINCE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A new analysis by the federal Government Accounting Office (GAO) reveals that more than 60 years after the United States Supreme Court struck down segregation in Brown v. Board, public schools in the nation remain separate and unequal. “This GAO report confirms what has long been feared and […]

Florida’s Finest – May 27, 2016

Florida’s Finest – May 27, 2016

Sanaa Lathan will star in a new Fox show, “Shots Fired.’’ The series will examine the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Lathan has starred in many films, including “Brown Sugar,’’ “Love & Basketball’’ and “The Best Man’’ movies. Corey Antonio Hawkins has been cast as the male lead […]

Travel guide kept Blacks safe on Route 66

Travel guide kept Blacks safe on Route 66

The Green Book that guided Blacks to lodging and other businesses decades ago is now helping historians better understand the African-American traveling experience. BY LOUIS SAHAGUN LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Stepping out of a dingy motel office shielded by security bars, Lili Ho held up a faded and torn photograph. It showed the […]

‘Black-ish’ closes clever season with special ‘Good Times’ tribute

‘Black-ish’ closes clever season with special ‘Good Times’ tribute

BY MARY MCNAMARA LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenya Barris’ decision to end the second season of “black-ish” with a loving spoof of Norman Lear’s ground-breaking inner-city comedy “Good Times” wasn’t just a great idea, it was a much-deserved victory lap. With a remarkable second season that managed such incendiary topics as the n-word, […]

How to plan a low-cost vacation to Cuba

How to plan a low-cost vacation to Cuba

Do your research to find reasonable flights and lodging on Cuban adventure BY MEGAN CRAIG GOBANKINGRATES.COM TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE For the first time in more than 50 years, Americans are allowed to vacation in Cuba with few restrictions. Since the 1960s – when President John F. Kennedy instituted a full economic embargo in response to […]