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Selma: 50 years later

Selma: 50 years later

Over the weekend, many people from all over the United States gathered in Selma, Alabama to remember and commemorate the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. As you recall, this was known as ‘Bloody Sunday’ in which many people suffered violently from protesting peacefully. While the images of this event will be forever etched in […]

Justice for whom?

Justice for whom?

MINDY L. MAYES, MPH GUEST COLUMNIST I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. The Pledge of Allegiance, something we learn early on, recite every day in our schools, and before our […]

Why you should pursue multiple income streams

Why you should pursue multiple income streams

TENESHIA LAFAYE MISS MONEY SENSE I have mentioned before how your job should fund your dreams because you can use some of your earnings to start your own business, to save toward retirement goals or to go on dream vacations. However, creating multiple income streams can create financial security and wealth. The super rich have […]

‘We honor those who walked so we could run’

‘We honor those who walked so we could run’

Editor’s note: Here are excerpts from President Obama’s speech on March 7 at the during the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.  President and Mrs. Bush, Governor Bentley, Mayor Evans, Sewell, Reverend Strong, members of Congress, elected officials, foot soldiers, friends, fellow Americans: As John (Lewis) noted, there are places and moments in […]

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 248

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 248

Obama, Putin Netanyahu – Bro. Prez has at least two people on this planet he hates: Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu. (Look at the Page A1 picture. Netanyahu’s smug; Obama’s hating.) But why? Background, training, and experience. Putin and Netanyahu both spent early careers as spies in organizations similar to the U.S’s Central […]

Free the Corinthian 15 – From student debt

Free the Corinthian 15 – From student debt

In what may be the first student debt strike in U.S. history, 15 aspiring college graduates who were suckered into taking out tens of thousands of dollars in private and federal loans to attend for-profit Corinthian Colleges are demanding that their federal debts be forgiven. “To Corinthian and ECMC, we have one thing to say,” […]

Black girls carry extra burdens  to stay in school

Black girls carry extra burdens to stay in school

LISA GISSENDANER NNPA GUEST COLUMNIST Whitney Richards Callathes – a young person navigating the difficulties she confronts as a woman of color and an undocumented immigrant completing her education – has an added responsibility. She is the primary caretaker for her incarcerated uncle. Whitney shared her story about how this additional burden has affected her […]

Aspire to go higher

Aspire to go higher

I’m often amazed at hearing so many people joking about one’s intelligence. In other words, a whole lot of people who have aspired to go higher in their quest for higher learning are often mocked and ridiculed by those who choose to settle for settling. Without a doubt, a serious problem exists within those who […]

The people of Chicago stun Obama’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The people of Chicago stun Obama’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel

In a stunning Chicago mayoral upset, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with the help of 3 minor candidates held President Obama’s favorite mayor Rahm Emanuel to only 45% of total votes cast. With 34% of the vote Garcia will face Emanuel in a round two runoff election for what Chicagoans call “the fifth floor” the first […]

The perils of a poisonous politics

The perils of a poisonous politics

By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani created the media frenzy that he craved. He also set up an easy test of decency for Republican presidential contenders: who has the sense to disavow Giuliani’s poison? Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio […]