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The Academic Feeding Frenzy

The act of educating a populace is one of the key elements necessary to sustain a society. By attending the local schools, community colleges and universities, children and young adults embark down the pathway of life towards the goal of productive citizenship

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White Privilege, Fictitious Advantage

How does one partake in the benefit of “white privilege”? Since the list of perks, freebies and complimentary advantages expressed by definition of this favor is endless, one need only wake up in the morning and proceed with the activities of the day

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Secrets Of The Hood

The statement, “well, there goes the neighborhood”, has an unspoken and well known connotation, vis-à-vis the racial make-up of living environs within a city. Candidly speaking, it was the phrase used by racists and bigots, to communicate an impending contamination and degradation of the living conditions of a community due to blacks moving into it, by the white residents currently dwelling therein

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Blind Faith

What is the driving force behind the belief in a political philosophy, a political party, or a politician that causes a citizen to support it no matter what the counter point to that belief may be? What is the rationale for ignoring facts that are readily available, so the words and views of the opposition need not be the source of disagreement? Why would a person of reasonable intelligence refuse to change their choice of a candidate even after that candidate’s policies have failed to come to fruition as promised?

The stories of the masses being led to the ends of the earth, engaging in rituals harmful to themselves and others, even to the point of death by the cult-like rhetoric of a charismatic leader, is not uncommon

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Category: Commentary, Political
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Should Anyone Have a Right to Die?

Brittany Maynard has scheduled her suicide for November 1. The terminally ill 29-year-old plans to be surrounded by loved ones as she waits to surrender to her medically induced death. Her situation is unimaginable at best. Her malignant brain tumor causes intense pain and se

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Who Are You?

Dateline, January 23, 1964. Does that ring a bell? It is the date of ratification of the 24th amendment which prohibited poll taxes during federal elections, and was later extended to all elections

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How Did That Happen?

And so with a BANG, it all began, with incalculable dust and ice particles sprinting across the infinite blackness of space. After an age uncertain, the gaseous mass coalesced in a central area of the cosmos and gravitated into itself, producing a spectacle of heat and light, and creating a desire among the remainder of scattered atoms to become part of this commotion

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Category: Commentary, Religion
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School Board ABCs

Ready or not, Election Day is almost here! With so many things squeezed onto the ballot this November, let's not lose site of one of the "smallest" races but potentially one with the most long-term impact in our community

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The Washington Redskins & The “N” Word

In the mind of some, the world of professional football has been brought to twenty-first century enlightenment by recognizing the tactless and callous nature of one team’s name. Now deemed as offensive as the pejorative for Black Americans, using the name Washington Redskins has become the death nail for a sportscaster while calling the play-by-play of the team during a game or the journalist who may offer commentary afterward

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Sometimes Blight Fights Back

Jacinda called me Tuesday in response to our recent radio commercial requesting people to submit their story ideas.  She told me of a shooting.  One of the many blighted homes littered across the city was coming down

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