Thanksgiving Day is upon us. But not all people will be in a celebratory mood. If you're homeless, this time of year conjures up pain and despair. You're living on the brink with little assurance, if any at all, that life will begin anew unless there is government or public assistance.
In an interview with Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now," our dear brother, Dr. Cornel West, said that while he's happy that Mitt Romney didn't win the presidential election, our foreign policy is still imperialistic, politicians should be ashamed of spending billions on campaigns while people are living in poverty, and that President Barack Obama is nothing but a "Rockefeller Republican in blackface.
Last year, when my favorite bookstore closed its doors forever, I actually sat in the car and shed a tear. Not as many tears when the record store closed. And I haven't even stepped foot into a brick and mortar travel agency in more than 10 years. But, has anyone noticed that these once stable sources for browsing, longing and dreaming have gone by the wayside?
As student leaders of The University of Mississippi, we want to respond to the incidents that occurred on our campus last Tuesday (Nov. 6) night. The hateful, small-minded actions committed by some students are unacceptable and embarrassing; they have tarnished the reputation of the university we love so dearly.
Even before he takes the oath of office for a second time, President Barack Obama has a crisis on his hands.
On Jan. 2, 2013, America will begin a long fall off the "fiscal cliff" – unless the White House and Congress can agree on a deal to avert the plunge.
Washington – The electoral map is changing, and the 2012 presidential election is proof.
While many of the shifts favor the Democrats, some benefit the GOP.
November is American Diabetes Month. With nearly 26 million diabetics and 79 million pre-diabetics in the United States, those numbers are sure to quadruple by the year 2030, the World Health Organization predicts.
In my opinion, the problem stems from the lack of intervention by the local, state and federal governments. Make no mistake about it, we are at a crossroad for treating diabetes. But unless our health authorities act sooner rather than later, we might not be able to move beyond the point of no return.