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November 2015

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Passing the Torch

  by Sandra M. Hawkes As I stood in awe of my ancestors and reflected on the significance of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and what it does and should mean…


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Breaking Down the Box

    by Karima Amin At its monthly meeting on November 30, PRISONERS ARE PEOPLE TOO, INC. will consider “breaking down the box,” not to be confused with the campaign to “ban the box.” Banning…


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Missouri 2015

When Moral pressure alone was not sufficient   by Charles M. Blow Before there were the Paris terror attacks that changed everything and the second Democratic presidential debate that changed nothing, much of America had…


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Columbia ’68

  by Zachary Husser Dear Gents, The “link” story about what happened during the April, 1968 Student Protest on the Campus of Columbia University is a view through the eyes of several White Folk who…


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Partnering with the Region

Vintage Pro Sports LLC seeks to build privately funded Stadium in Oakland California by Pat Freeman For years many have railed against government subsidizing of professional football franchises. That out cry has usually fallen on…


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Can “Ban The Box” Work?

  by Bob Pelshaw Ban the box isn’t even a bandaid. At least bandaids can stop the bleeding and aid healing. Employers will continue to discriminate against all with a criminal record (30% of the…


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Is Ben Carson Nuts?

At Best we have an Idiot Savant   by Playthell Benjamin Without a doubt the most interesting thing about the rise of Dr. Ben Carson as a leading candidate for the Republican presidency is that…


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Are Your Emotions Controlling You?

  by Alberta Parish I would like to know how many of you allow your emotions to control you. The emotional state of a man usually determines how well he can handle the adversities that…


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An Ugly Classroom in South Carolina

“Jive at Five”: Negroes Ruling the Roost   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) The presence of Richland County Deputy Sheriff Ben Fields, in a classroom this past Monday as a resource officer and his…


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The Rex Effect Part II

  by Pat Freeman The Buffalo Bills have continued their downward spiral right into the bye week by losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in London . This was the second straight start for E.J. Manuel…