Sat04192014

Opinion

Omaima Aree Nelson: The best way to a man’s heart

One of the most bizarre things about the United States of America is the variability of our legal system.

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GOP’s Herman Cain is brainwashed and brain dead

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain professes to know why most African Americans don’t vote for Republicans – they are brainwashed.

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Trying to stay healthy? Change is good

We tend to function at our best, or worst, based on our environment, the time of year, and the things we do.

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A plea to young sisters: Let’s Stop The Madness!

I am making the case that our heritage is so much more powerful than the pettiness of senseless violence that we are now heaping upon one another.

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‘Frenemies’ to the end

I have long pointed out that the White House strategy to get the African-American vote out for the 2012 election is really just the “Obama Re-seduction Tour.”

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Tri-State Defender endorsements

For Memphis mayor, incumbent Mayor A C Wharton Jr. is the clear choice.

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Tea Party can’t handle the truth

The sad fact is that a large number of people actually believe that Muslims are willing to become suicide bombers because Americans have the right to drink beer and go to strip clubs.

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Lay off soul food for your health

Soul food is an American tradition, one that’s causing diseases of all types, including cardiovascular problems.

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Wake up and dream, because it’s healthy

I keep having this nightmare where I am in school and can never get to graduation on time. This is crazy because I am not in school and I did make it to my graduation. What do you think about dreams?

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Time to belly up to the poverty elephant

It is no secret that different subsets of the metropolitan Memphis population are mired in living conditions that are not conducive to raising happy kids to become productive adults. 

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You’ve got the power says social media, consumer habits report

Time for you to confess: How many Facebook friends do you have? How many people do you follow on Twitter? How many follow you? How about LinkedIn connections – how many of those do you have?

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Poverty on the rise as leaders fuss and fume

Our leaders seem oblivious to the walls crashing in on us, bickering about the way that relief on our employment situation should be structured, while poverty rates are soaring.

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Slasher case magnifies huge hole in Indiana’s hate crime enforcement

When Elree Jones walked into an Indiana convenience store to pick up a beer and make a quick phone call he had no idea that his life would be painfully and irrevocably changed.

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