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Fri04182014

Opinion

Learning how to be in gratitude!

When you express gratitude as a comparative, you limit the great possibilities for acknowledging the true abundance of the Universe.

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Where’s the beef, pork and chicken? You don’t need meat for protein

What would you do if you couldn’t eat meat anymore? I asked someone this question the other day and the response I got wasn’t really a surprise: “Where am I going to get my protein if I can’t have anymore meat?” 

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Falling in love with Memphis: A flood, a team and a school

A flood, a basketball team’s improbable journey through the NBA playoffs and an inner-city school’s gritty determination to create a new view of itself is fueling a move by Memphians to fall in love with their city.

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Ex-Offender Discrimination

Rarely does anyone share the plight of the more than 65 million Americans with some sort of criminal past who have a hard time finding work.

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The Class of 2011 – more debt, more chances

Shortly after I began my tenure at Bennett College for Women, the class of 2011 arrived on campus. And on Saturday, May 7, Bennett’s first class to spend their entire four years with me as their President graduated. 

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Why Black America did not celebrate bin Laden’s killing

Understandably, the killing of Osama bin Laden unleashed strong emotions among Americans – relief, satisfaction, fears of retribution, denial, and even exuberance.

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Another Muslim misses a flight: Who is to blame?

We are waiting for our flight when we spot two Muslim clerics in conversation in front of our gate.

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Domestic abuse victims must serve children straight talk

While overall crime has shown a decrease of 29 percent over the past five years, domestic violence reports have actually increased.

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‘Bad weather’ idea – nothing to agree with

There is something about unpredictable and disturbing weather that can leave us feeling vulnerable and very much out of control. 

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There’s truth to what your mother said about eating vegetables

Your mother was right if she made you eat your vegetables. You probably thought she was being mean or wicked, but there was a reason she demanded that you eat your vegetables. She saw the big picture. 

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Lawmakers should implement higher voting standard

The state legislature is moving toward the repeal of the 2008 Voter Confidence Act, which requires more secure, optical scan voting machines to be used across the state.

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Bin Laden: Equal opportunity killer

Some African Americans, out of a naïve or uninformed sense of Third World solidarity, may be tempted to lament Osama bin Laden meeting his end with a bullet to the head. Don’t cry for Osama.

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Time for a review of lottery revenues

I have read with concern about the legislation before the (Tennessee) General Assembly to change the academic standards by which lottery HOPE scholarships are awarded.

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