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Fidel Castro helped to liberate Africa

African Americans should be more than willing to express gratitude to Fidel Castro.

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Questions for presidential candidates

Now that former Sen. Rick Santorum has withdrawn from the Republican race for president, it is a foregone conclusion that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.

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No Don, the n-word is a no-go, always

In case you missed it, let me bring you up to date. The discussion about use of the n-word grew out of reporting on a racial killing spree in Oklahoma.

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Race relations get more thumbs up from young African Americans

Over the past 11 years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with the Godfather of Hip-Hop, Russell Simmons.

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Memphis & Shelby County show signs of getting healthier

I must tell you that I was a little nervous while waiting for the 2012 County Health Rankings for counties across the U.S. to come out last week.

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Dr. King deserves more than a sliver of a desolate street

April 4, 2012 – a date that will live in infamy. I borrow this quote from Franklin Delano Roosevelt because it is so fitting to mark this occasion.

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Breast cancer not a death sentence, if caught early

One in eight women will develop breast cancer. It is the second leading cause of death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer – about one out of 36, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Only In Memphis!!

Today a Chevy Impala drove past me. They had a custom paint job with the word “Pimpala” written down almost the full length of the car! Only in Memphis!!

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Prone to allergies? Eat right and breathe a little easier

The smell of dogwood is in the air and flowers and trees are in full bloom. Springtime is definitely here and pollen is waging war on allergy sufferers and wreaking havoc on swollen eyes and sinuses.

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Reparations: How to make it happen

So, how have you fared economically since President Obama took office and the Senate voted to endorse a national apology for slavery?

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John Payton: ‘A true champion of equality’

“Diverse democracies depend on diverse people who know and respect each other.”  – John Payton

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Accept what’s given or demand what’s deserved?

For the members of AFSCME in Memphis and across the country, April 4th holds special significance.

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Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is a bipartisan approach to good health

I have no intentions of stepping into the political arena and debating with Republicans and Democrats over President Barack Obama’s health care reform program.

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