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Quit being suckered into spending your hard-earned money

Quit being suckered into spending your hard-earned money

TENESHIA LAFAYE MISS MONEY SENSE The offers can be tempting. Get $1,000 cash now to go on a vacation or catch up on bills. Apply for a line of credit to get a discount and avoid using your hard-earned cash now. Companies have creative ways of masking debt to make it more appealing for you […]

Pressuring us towards war

Pressuring us towards war

I never cease to be surprised by the racist audacity of the Republicans in Congress. In clear violation of international protocol, they arranged for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak before Congress. The established practice has been that this is done always in consultation with the Executive Branch. This time the Republicans decided to snub […]

Obama’s Selma song: America is not racist – it’s just Ferguson

Obama’s Selma song: America is not racist – it’s just Ferguson

Barack Obama returned to Selma, Alabama, last Saturday, with an updated version of his speech on race delivered eight years ago, during another commemoration of the 1965 march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Back then, presidential candidate Obama told the crowd at Brown Chapel AME Church that Blacks had already come “90 percent of the […]

Why isn’t Sen. Kirk’s threat national news?

Why isn’t Sen. Kirk’s threat national news?

On March 2, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk plainly threatened the people of Chicago. If Rahm Emanuel was not re-elected mayor, he declared, banksters and bond market investors concerned about the city’s mountain of debt would see that Chicago went the way of Detroit. Given that Chicago is the nation’s third largest city, and finances itself […]

Words in the wind

Words in the wind

GREGORY E. WOODS KEEPER OF STORIES The coming together of understanding has never been separated by physical boundaries. Wisdom and the wise have always traveled the air paths and burrowed deep into the underworld to learn, to see, to restore life to the shattered ones upon the Earth, our mother. Aug. 20, 2014 I needed […]

The Chicago reckoning

The Chicago reckoning

Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a professional campaign team. Yet he has not […]

Random thoughts of a  free Black mind, v. 249

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 249

Florida state prisons – They are an abomination that Gov. Rick Scott wants to ignore. One of the last things U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should do is to initiate a federal investigation into the 100-plus inmate deaths and the pattern and practices of the Florida Department of Corrections – something the state NAACP, the […]

Your meekness is your weakness

Your meekness is your weakness

Ever since Floyd Mayweather was a little bitty boy, he wanted to be a professional fighter. Today, “Money” Mayweather is universally known as the “pound-for pound” champion of the boxing world. “Money” is also the greatest moneymaker in boxing history and will make upwards of $120 million when he steps into the ring in Las […]

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 […]