What is interesting about the relationship of the extreme political Right to Mitt Romney is that they actually hate him. This is not speculation. If you review the language of the Republican primary season, it is clear that they actually despise him. They do not believe that he is a real conservative. They do not believe that he even has a belief system. Some of the so-called Christian elements do not trust his Mormonism. So, one could say that there is an alignment that should result in the extreme Right sitting out the election.
Except for one thing: They hate (Barack) Obama even more.
by Kaila Heard
NNPA News Service
One of the most popular statistics about the black family that is currently being touted is how 72 percent of black children are being raised in a single-parent household. The prevailing assumption being that because of the lack of wedded couples, children from these unions are being raised without their fathers.
However, does the dearth of marriages in black communities mean that there is also an epidemic of missing, uninvolved fathers?
It has been nearly 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln issued an Executive Order that proclaimed the freedom of slaves in those 10 rebellious states after the raging American Civil War. But the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, was not celebrated by the enslaved until June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger stormed into Galveston, Texas with his Union troops to enforce the president's order.
Juneteenth, as it is referred to today, is celebrated in dozens of U.S. states by African Americans who continue to commemorate the freedom of ancestors
by Wilmer Leon
Professor Fredrick Harris has written in his Op-ed, "Still Waiting for Our First Black President," that "Obama has pursued a racially defused electoral and governing strategy, keeping issues of specific interest to African Americans – off the national agenda."
Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, replied to Harris in the "Huffington Post," saying, "Barack Obama...has fought every single day to improve the livelihood and well-being of the African-American
by Zach Burgess
NNPA News Service
After more than a decade in decline, the United States teen pregnancy has been rising in recent years.
According to momlogic.com, the estimated public cost for teen pregnancy in the United States is between $6 billion and $9 billion a year. Eighty percent of teen moms are on some form of public assistance. Seven out of 10 teen mothers are unlikely to receive prenatal care
Everybody loves a good recipe – even if the cook is a homemaker or someone trying to acquire the culinary skills to branch out into the world as a professional chef. You may not choose to become a chef, but that's OK. There are tons of recipes that you can follow that will convince people that you're a skillful cook.
Have you heard of a fruit called jackfruit? Well, if you haven't, it is an edible, tree-borne fruit that can weigh up to 80 lbs
by Amy P. Weirich
There is a new system of drug trafficking in Tennessee, and it is being carried out right in front of our eyes at convenience stores across the state. Those who are breaking the law are doing so knowingly, and I am writing today to alert you to this dangerous trend: synthetic drugs.