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Not all public policy is created equal

Discussions of the fiscal cliff also include discussions about ways to change Social Security and Medicare benefits in order to save money. One of the proposals is to raise the Social Security retirem

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  • Written by Julianne Malveaux

Don’t be afraid to be healthy

Now that Thanksgiving has ended, all the turkey has been eaten, and your guests have returned to their destinations, now is the time to decide on a new course of action that will be beneficial for your overall health.

While holidays bring a lot of joy with them, they may also bring a lot of pain linked to the way that we feel once they are gone. We must examine ourselves and determine if we've had enough of this emotional-roller-coaster feeling.

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Civil rights hypocrites

I was once told, "Be what you are looking for. If you want friends, go be a friend; if you want love, go love someone and if you want happiness, go make someone happy."

As I have reflected on this simple, but yet profound statement, I have found most of the major black organizations are woefully hypocritical. They refuse to be what they are looking for.

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Time to say ‘S.C.R.A.M.’ to child rape and molestation

H2D Entertainment, with founder, Sylvester McCracklin, and co-founder, Constance McCracklin, is using arts and entertainment to help power a campaign dubbed S.C.R.A.M. – Stop Child Rape And Molestation.

The objective is to build a bridge of awareness and empowerment of victims who have experienced rape and molestation. Victims are encouraged to understand that they can be healed and delivered.

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Enjoy Thanksgiving and avoid the emotional unrest

Thanksgiving is observed each year in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving is celebrated on Nov. 22 in remembrance of the Pilgrims who left England to escape religious persecution and in order to give thanks for their bounty and good fortunes once they settled in America.

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Scammed out of Thanksgiving

When I think of Thanksgiving Day, I think of family, gathered around a table that groans with turkey and dressing, green beans and candied yams, mac and cheese or whipped potatoes, and lots of other goodies. I look forward to seeing folks I haven't seen in a while, savor the food and fellowship, bring in the late evening over coffee and pie. Nobody is rushing out to go shopping – most people save that for the Friday after Thanksgiving, often called, Black Friday, because many stores find themselves in the black after the profligate shopping that day.

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  • Written by Julianne Malveaux

‘A Black Thanksgiving’ is a ‘Thanksgiving’ for all

Millions of Black American families observed Thanksgiving this week. We have much to be thankful and grateful for. Yet we should also be cognizant of the challenges and struggles that lie ahead in the pathway to future economic empowerment and social sustainability not only in America, but throughout a changing world. This is a time for reflection, self-assessment, self-improvement, and collective development and progress.

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  • Written by Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.

Understanding why Republicans lost

In the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, "W-e-l-l, there you go again."

Post-election, the Republicans just can't seem to get their act together. They can't bring themselves to admit that President Obama beat them fair and square.

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