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Opinion

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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Minority activity online demands increased access

As much fun as we have with our faster speed, higher bandwidth mobile connections, the possibilities for entrepreneurship and education are even greater.

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Cable news does not want you, NAACP says

Every year the NAACP and several other large organizations that advocate for African-American rights and respect release a report with the same bad news: There are no black folks on television anymore. 

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Balancing act: Holding teachers accountable without creating a dishonest environment

Since the 2002 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act we’ve heard numerous critics complain that the law stifles real learning and puts undue pressures on teachers and schools.

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Miss Dot was more than a neighbor

Miss Dot, the lady next door, didn’t need any more children – she had 13 of her own. But that didn’t stop her from adopting every kid in McKenzie Court, including me.

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Real men don’t wear ‘Coo-Lots’ or capris…

I don’t have anything against men wearing cargo shorts or knee-length jean shorts as a style, per se.  But ...

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Michele Bachmann: The John Wayne of political lies

Whether making the round of Sunday morning talk shows, or announcing her own presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann does one thing consistently – lie.

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Supreme Court fall agenda filled with blockbuster cases

When the U.S. Supreme Court resumes this fall, the Justices will rule on some of today’s hottest and most controversial issues, including same sex marriage, the health care law and, perhaps, affirmative action.

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Grade your Cultural IQ: Do you have the ‘it’ factor?

Over the years, I’ve found the most highly skilled cultural learners aren’t necessarily the ones with multiple college degrees.

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To break the NFL lockout, fans need to get mobilized

After constant attention on negotiations in the National Football League and the subsequent lockout by the owners, there has been something close to silence.

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