Sat04192014

Opinion

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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Attacks on President Obama and Common are frivolous

If you thought nothing could be more frivolous than conservatives questioning whether the President was born in the United States, think again.

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‘The visit’ – a view from the living room

It was almost like I was there, in the crowd, ready to move the tassle to the other side of the cap.

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Try the meatless nut meatloaf recipe if you don’t like your body reflection

In this fast-paced, modern-day society, we tend to run full speed ahead just to keep up. But are we getting anywhere if our body is continuously being depleted of life-sustaining nutrients?

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Education funding must match growth of children’s brains

Government funding for education ignores the years when children’s brains are growing the fastest, according to new research by The Urban Child Institute. 

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