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Vegan crab cakes fare well on D.C. road trip

Vegan crab cakes fare well on D.C. road trip

If you're curious about what vegans eat, then you need to get my newest cookbook, "Vegans Eat What?" It's hot off the press and filled with scrumptious recipes that you can make effortlessly at home. And on top of that, the recipes are not just good and tasty, they're just as healthy.

During a recent book signing in Washington, D.C., I autographed some books and prepared my famous vegan crab cakes.

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Obama’s mixed record on appointing judges

Many speakers at this week's Republican convention in Tampa have focused on the economy and unemployment as they sought to contrast the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket with the record of President Barack Obama. But there is another battle underway that is receiving less attention but is at least equally import – the fight to appoint federal judges.

For several decades, Republicans have made judicial appointments a top priority. It is still a priority for the GOP and should be one for Democrats

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  • Written by George Curry

Pre-K is prerequisite for student, community success

by Tarrin McGhee
Special to the Tri-State Defender

Around the world, a quality education is viewed as the golden ticket to a bright future.

Local achievement rates reveal an urgent need to ensure that more students are being adequately prepared to cash in.

Last week, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) reported that the city of Memphis is leading the state with the highest number of low performing schools.

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Condi Rice blazes trail at Augusta

Condi Rice blazes trail at Augusta

by Deron Snyder

Condoleezza Rice doesn't mind being among the best in her field, and she hasn't been shy about being first, either, whether it was the first African-American woman to serve as national security adviser, secretary of state or Stanford University provost.

Now she can add another precedent to her list: the first African-American woman to become a member at the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters.

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  • Written by New America Media

My crime: wanting a good education for my girls

My crime: wanting a good education for my girls

As a parent, what lengths would you take to ensure that your child had an opportunity to achieve the American Dream?

If you love your child as much as I love my two daughters, the limits to your sacrifice are endless.

Marian Wright Edelman once said, "Education is a precondition to survival in America today." I believe this to be true. Despite my family's socio-economic status, I knew that a quality education would blaze a trail to a better life for my daughters and allow them to reach their God-given potential.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Dump Biden talk is just that: talk

Dump Biden talk is just that: talk

by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines turned faux rapper when he thumped out a rhythmic message to the press vehemently denying that there have been any meetings, back room deals, or nervous talk at the White House about dumping Joe Biden and replacing him with Hillary.

Reines had to move quickly to squelch the incessant media chatter about a Biden exit for two simple reasons. One it's not going to happen.

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  • Written by New America Media

And you thought Ryan had a bad budget plan

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been carefully trying to put some distance between him and running mate Paul Ryan's radical budget proposal but he has a major problem – his plan would make even deeper cuts than the Ryan plan.

A careful analysis of Romney's plan by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) observed: "Governor Mitt Romney's proposals to cap total federal spending, boost defense spending, cut taxes, and balance the budget would require extraordinarily large cuts in other programs, both entitlements and discretionary programs.

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  • Written by George Curry

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