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Fri04182014

Opinion

Photo ID to vote law sets table for disaster

Since coming to the Senate in 2007, each year my fellow Democrats and I have opposed efforts to place barriers between voters and the polling booth.

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Keeping police safe is a community investment

A report released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a group that works to promote law enforcement safety, indicates violence against police is at an all-time high.

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What Europe can learn from the civil rights movement

This week, we have heard a lot of talk about multiculturalism and the fact that it is really not working in Europe.

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Getting fit is not always easy but worth it in the long-run

People are always talking about how to lose weight and become fit. Many believe the right way to go about it is to simply lose those extra pounds around your waist or hips – but it is not that simple.

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Healthy eating can back up the grim reaper

I read the other day a report that ranked Tennessee as the third leading state in the country for its number of obese people.

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Children of color count like Caylee

In a report by Kathy Chaney, writer for the Chicago Defender, the circumstances of four black girls in Chicago received little, if any media coverage – local or national.

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Bobby Jindal’s failed war move on HBCUs

A team of highly-trained, well-placed Obama/Saul Alinsky operatives have been working their way into the Republican party for years now with one single goal ...

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Can one nation at war become two nations at peace?

For decades, the nation of Sudan has engaged in what has been called Africa’s longest civil war. 

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Don’t let fear take over your peace

Dear Lucy: I live in a nice neighborhood, but I still have an alarm system that I always make sure is on if I leave or when I go to bed.

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Hear yee! Hear yee! It’s time to vote

The percentage of African Americans who voted in the last several elections has gone down – in each election, down. Why is this happening?

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For ‘reformed’ shopaholic’ joy no small order

For the past six months, I have been meditating on being less of a consumer, spending money and buying things.

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Will long lines sink photo ID law?

Getting a driver’s license in Tennessee is a test of skill and endurance, but I’m not talking about the road test or written exam, I’m talking about the crazy long lines.

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Don’t give the ‘sloganeer’ power over your health

I’ve been eating the right food for 10 years and still gained 30 pounds. Now I’m at my wits’ end. I don’t know what to do. Sound familiar?

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