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For some, $300 for ‘King’ James’ shoe is a step too far

For some, $300 for ‘King’ James’ shoe is a step too far

We have finally reached the point of no return. The fact that NBA mega-star LeBron James and Nike have even proposed that we spend $300 on a pair of tennis shoes has revealed that much.

It's as if there is a conversation going on behind closed doors that has nothing to do with the reality of our world. Or, does it?

Can we truly blame James – the larger than life superstar of the NBA Champions Miami Heat – for trying to capitalize on our lack of financial education?

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans
  • Category: News

Medicare & Ryan

Medicare & Ryan

With Wisconsin Sen. Paul Ryan now saddled up to ride shotgun as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate, the Democratic Party flak already is coming fast and heavy.

A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee email fundraiser bluntly sounds the Democrats' alarm: "Romney and Paul Ryan are dead set on slashing senior's Medicare benefits to pay for more millionaire tax breaks..."

Here in the Memphis area, Shelby County Republican Party Chairman Justin Joy is ever ready with his comeback.

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  • Written by Tony Jones
  • Category: News

Temple killings: a teachable moment for Sikh youth

Temple killings: a teachable moment for Sikh youth

FREMONT, Calif. – Manat Kaur is in many ways a typical 14 year old, indistinguishable from others her age in her usual outfit of sneakers, jeans and T-shirt. But when asked, the soon-to-be high school freshman makes it a point never to hide her Sikh identity.

"Why should I? I am proud of it," Kaur asserted, as she sat on an outdoor bench at her local Sikh temple, or gurudwara, last week, her head covered with a scarf.

Two days earlier, on August 5, Wade Michael Page, a white supremacist, allegedly walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a suburban community of Milwaukee, and randomly fired at the congregation.

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  • Written by New America Media
  • Category: News

Mass shootings – don’t be blinded by the ‘hate’

by Lakshmi Chaudhry
New America Media

"The gunman is worse than the one at the theatre a couple of weeks ago because he targeted an entire community," said a worshipper who witnessed the tragic shooting at his local gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., Aug. 5. The shootings killed seven people, including the gunman, and critically wounded three people, including a policeman.

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  • Written by New America Media
  • Category: News

When is a child’s backpack too heavy?

(PRNewswire-USNewswire) – As kids return to school, don't wait for them to complain about back pain. Pay attention to their posture and keep an attentive eye on their backpacks.

Here are some safety tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

• Always use both shoulder straps to keep the weight of the backpack better distributed.

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Student-success program boosts African-American males

Student-success program boosts African-American males

Julius St. John wants to prove that he can be among the minority of African-American males who start and finish college on time.

The recent George Washington High School (Philadelphia) graduate believes he will attain his goal with the help of Community College of Philadelphia's Center for Male Engagement (CME).

Incoming members of the fall class learn success strategies during a two-week Summer Enrichment Program held at the center.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

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