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Thu04172014

Opinion

New church officer signals another step away from slavery for Southern Baptists

One hundred and sixty-six years ago, the Southern Baptist Convention, strongly opposed to its northern colleagues’ desire to abolish slavery, established its own presence.

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Whites and discrimination: who fights for them?

Only once has a person ever stood up during one of my diversity workshops to announce, in a chilling voice drenched with pride, that she was a racist.

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Tavis Smiley is Keith Olbermann’s model for what not to do

One of the few progressives on cable news willing to kick up a fuss, Keith Olbermann returned to T.V. last week just five months after being fired from MSNBC. The former “King of MSNBC” hasn’t skipped a beat.

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Ostracizing African-American leaders who criticize Obama

It seems that African-American leaders who dare to criticize President Obama don’t get second chances. Instead, they are the object of widespread ridicule and condemnation. 

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Boys in the summertime What could go right?

So, what could go wrong for urban boys in the summertime?  A lot… What could go right? Almost as much.

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Be not dismayed by the fruit-and-vegetable haters

Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, nonnutrients such as polyphenols and phytochemicals. Dark leafy greens, for example, are rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and many of your B vitamins.

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Is it hating – or something else going on?

Dear Lucy: Sometimes I turn on the TV and I see these successful, rich, beautiful people and get so full of jealousy that I have to turn off the TV. I mean, I can’t stand Oprah and I don’t even know her!

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The conspiracy to steal the 2012 election

Attorney Barbara Arnwine, leader of the D.C.-based Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, is on a mission.  She wants to make sure that every citizen has the right to vote.

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Kids today: texting, talking & footing the bill

Show of hands: How many of you are parents of a teenager? Then you realize that kids today have never lived in a world without the Internet or cell phones and have myriad choices of media. 

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GOP’s presidential wannabes must step up with solutions

The recent Republican debate, billed as a venue for would-be contenders to establish themselves in a crowded field as they kick off the 2012 Presidential race, was nothing more than an Obama bashing contest.

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Talking trash: Big business, powerful friends

As the sanitation industry’s star was rising on Wall Street, the smaller trash contractors and operators on Main Street were being bought out by industry heavyweights.

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Making people feel at home is an art

Imagine that you walk into a business, look around and notice nobody else looks like you. You’re a different age, perhaps, or you may have a different skin color.

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Health comes from the farm, not from your pharmacy

Do you remember when you were told to eat your vegetables? I do. Although the directive seemed so cruel at the time, there was a reason why we were told to eat our vegetables.

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