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BOOK: Leaders urged to listen to the community
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Inside Ferguson: A Voice for the Voiceless By Devin James Despite angry protests and a national outcry after the police killing of unarmed Michael Brown Jr., a year ago, the police shootings of black citizens and ensuing uprisings continue to occur across the country. Diversity expert and author Devin S. James warns the tragedies and conflict will
 
Football teammates labor for Haitians' clean water
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi defensive end John Youngblood takes a break during the team's practices, he isn't likely to take a drink of cold, clean water for granted. And in the locker room, Youngblood, an Ole Miss junior, and teammate Christian Russell, a senior linebacker, likely will have greater appreciation for a refreshing
 
What would life be like without remote controls?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
EL CAJON, Calif. – What would our lives be like today without a remote control for our televisions, stereos, DVD players, ceiling fans, cable or satellite devices, and more? Remote devices have been around for a long time. The first patent was issued for a remote device in 1898 to Nikola Tesla for a radio-controlled boat, but the use of remote
 
Our white liberal conundrum
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning whites can appropriate black suffering and be a true participant in our liberation. From the roots of the abolitionist movement to the Niagara Movement, and subsequent founding of the interracial NAACP to the civil rights
 
Hurricane Katrina’s impact still devastating on black residents
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took to the road to declare his city is “no longer recovering, no longer rebuilding” a decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated it in one of America’s worst natural disasters, but some refuse to buy that speech. For many African-Americans who watched their city submerged in the waters of the Gulf of
 
Are you having fun with today's politics?
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
“I'll see your two blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures and even some protests. Candidates are
 
Tillis talks politics at breakfast
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
RALEIGH – 18 Seaboard buzzed with conversation and the clinking of silverware as members of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce enjoyed breakfast in anticipation of a special guest. Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina’s newest congressional member, shared his priorities for his first term in office and answered questions from the audience as part
 
Biles rolls to 3rd straight national title
Monday, August 24, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — Simone Biles’ friends are running out of words to describe her almost as quickly as Biles is running out of competition. At the moment, there is none. And a year might not be enough time for the rest of the world to catch up. Battling perfection as much as the rest of the field, Biles soared to her third straight U.S.
 
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