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Thu04242014

Opinion

Debt ceiling, what’s that? And why does it need to be raised?

A recent Gallup poll found that 47 percent of all Americans oppose raising the debt ceiling.

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Private corporations only ‘winners’ from prison crowding

Over the last several decades, the nation’s prison population has tripled and annual prison spending increased by over $40 billion dollars.

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Bashing the poor for being poor

In the 1960s, we had the “War on Poverty.” In 2011, we’re now seeing a “War on People Who Live in Poverty.” 

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What Grover can teach Arnold – and us

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going through the painful experience of public exposure of a private scandal. ... Grover Cleveland went through a similar embarrassment in 1884.

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President Obama ignores schoolyard taunts from jealous professor

When you dig down to the nitty-gritty, there’s not much new or substantial in the ongoing beef that Princeton University’s public intellectual Cornel West picked with President Barack Obama.

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‘The Game of Life and How to Play It’

Dear Lucy: “I recently was asked by a friend of mine to cosign a loan for her for $20,000. She said that she would repay me after she received a settlement from a lawsuit.

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Are prescription drugs legal slavery?

I went to a store the other day and noticed a bevy of people gathered at the pharmacy. My curiosity piqued: Why are so many people getting prescriptions filled?

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A 40-year link – the Congressional Black Caucus and empowerment

The contributions of Congressional Black Caucus members in ushering a new era of black political empowerment are enormous.

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Yes, Memphis can!

As I arrived at the Cook Convention Center on Monday about 9:30 a.m., I could feel an unusual energy in the building borne out of a city beginning to truly feel good about itself.

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‘Thank you, Mr. President!’

When I found out that my daughter would meet President Obama, I decided not to tell her as I wanted to see her “knee jerk” response to this wonderful opportunity. 

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‘We, the children of Africa’ need a winning strategy

Africa is blessed with a great future and the question is when will they, the people of this great continent, get organized and start managing this blessing. 

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African-American high school dropouts – a national problem ripe for an online solution

For the last several years, there has been an stream of negative reporting about the growing and persistent problems of the terrible rate of high school dropout rates for African-American students.

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Now here this: Race still matters

Americans have a hard time talking about race. So, instead of dealing with an issue that continues to have a lingering impact, we ignore it.

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