Sat04192014

Opinion

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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Thriving under stress: is it possible?

The guilt, the blame, the shame, the failure and the self-sabotage related to the stress of failure can affect anybody! It is a never-ending roller coaster of success followed by inevitable failure. ...

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NNPA has a great business case for Toyota investment

It seems when one analyzes the value proposition proposed to Toyota by NNPA it just makes good business sense.

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We all have a role to play in closing the healthcare gap

According to the Centers for Disease Control, African Americans are affected by and die from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, HIV and homicide at disproportionate rates.

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HIV testing critical for better health and prevention

When I first found out I had HIV at age 27, I didn’t have any support. There was nowhere to turn. I went through homelessness, dire illness and emotional brokenness before I knew it could be any different. 

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AT&T link with T-Mobile would serve to limit the digital divide

The late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, a former FCC Commissioner, wrote about the digital divide and how it negatively affects Memphis and other areas around the Mid-South.

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Deeds that seem small help babies grow into achievers

Touch. Talk. Read. Play. When it comes to a child’s ability to learn, these four little words hold huge weight and significance as the foundation for early brain development.

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‘Do you have a power leak?’

Every time I even think about standing up for myself I get nervous. I am so ashamed for being this way. 

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Somebody just called you a nigger, now what?

“Look at that nigger with the dog,” a young man said clearly and brashly to his female companion. 

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Trump and Palin: Distractingly similar

The political sideshows known as Donald Trump and Sarah Palin recently met in one of the busiest spots on the planet – New York’s Time Square – for a little conversation and pizza.

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New migration needed for African Americans

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk thinks it is now time for a Third Great Migration, this one to far-flung cities around the world.

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The Oprah effect: Do you have it within you too?

Oprah has left the building – at least the one where “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was taped.

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