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Thu04242014

Opinion

Re-inventing You!

Continually re-inventing ourselves is actually our God-given right and expectancy. We will evolve, become or transform by design or by accident. 

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Education and crime prevention – the new Dist. Atty. Gen. weighs in

We have countless opportunities in the criminal justice system for offenders to avoid imprisonment and we use them daily.

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Meeting under the same political tent: NAACP and conservatives

You might recall that it was not so very long ago that the NAACP was calling the Tea Party racist and the Tea Party was demanding an apology.

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Do you seriously believe that your illness can be reversed?

I’m amazed that after all these years we’re still being told that there is no hope once a person is stricken with cancer and diabetes.

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Commissioner raises the wrong plan at the wrong time

The unemployment rate is over 10 percent here in Memphis, meaning more than 63,000 people are out looking for jobs and not finding them.

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‘I lost my job and I am MAD!’

A young man called me recently to talk about his job situation. This guy had unfinished business with his former employer and it was sticking in his gut. 

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Incarcerate, educate balance sheet adds up to a revolving door

If you, like me, believe that prisons should be able to punish offenders while still preparing them for a productive, crime free life once they are released.

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Mr. President, you’re no Clinton

Barack Obama has made a career of “winning” battles with Republicans that leave no one feeling particularly good about anything.

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Fair housing for all – worthy goal with many challenges

During April, we celebrate the Federal Fair Housing Act, which was signed into law on April 11, 1968, exactly one week following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Black American Earth Day

For black Americans and millions of people of color, Earth Day 2011 should be both a day of celebration and rededication to the struggle to free our communities from the devastating toxicity of environmental injustice.

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‘Donald (Trump), you’re fired – for incompetence’

Donald Trump, who is again flirting with the possibility of running for president, has garnered widespread publicity by repeating  discredited claims that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

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Listen to your body to prevent and treat cancer

Don’t be surprised, but here in Spokane, Wash., where I’m assisting a medical doctor and his cancer patients at a 30-day health and wellness retreat, it’s snowing.

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Obama keeps word on promise of jobs

To hear his critics tell it, the President has done little to nothing in the way of job creation.

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