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Wickham on Mississippi Governor Barbour’s Pardons

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under community, crime, in the news

If you haven’t heard, outgoing Mississippi Republican Governor Haley Barbour pardoned a slew of criminals which would allow them to retain their right to vote. Instead of support from the very organizations fighting to restore voting rights these same groups have degenerated into opposing the Governor’s pardons and Mississippi’s Democratic Attorney General is trying to […]

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Saddest Thing I’ve Read in A Long Time

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under community, crime, in the news

I reside in the District of Columbia, our nation’s Capitol. And while DC and Official Washington are steps from each other, it seems as if they’re worlds apart. Official Washington’s roads are clean, monuments welcome tourists, and the economy is bustling. In DC, crime is rampant, the unemployment rate is staggering, and regard for one […]

Bishop Eddie Long…..Shaking My Head

December 4, 2011 by  
Filed under children, in the news

This man is a true predator. He has ruined so many lives. He has been shown for the sick pervert he is. His wife FINALLY decides to leave him after all these years. And NOW he decides to “take some time off.” CNN reporting: Georgia televangelist Eddie Long told his congregation Sunday that he is […]

Failure to Report: Penn State in Our Own Communities

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under children, community, in the news

The Penn State child rape scandal hurts my heart every time I hear more about the horrible details of how Sandusky destroyed the innocence of likely dozens of young boys and betrayed the public trust. But what is also troubling to me is the number of people around him who allegedly witnessed his attacks on […]

Worth Reading: President Obama’s Statement Announcing the Killing of Osama bin Laden

May 2, 2011 by  
Filed under in the news, international

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. […]

Good Question: How Does the NFL Lockout Impact the Draft?

April 26, 2011 by  
Filed under in the news, sports

The savvy experts at Heels & Helmets have the answer: The NFL lockout ended yesterday by a court ordered injunction. Doors are open for players to return to work this morning, but this does not mean that business is back to usual. The collective bargaining agreement expired so the teams and players are operating without […]

Have We No Shame?

March 18, 2011 by  
Filed under black women, in the news

Have We No Shame? Hat tip to Politics from the Eyes of An Ebony Mom for highlighting a recent article written by Star Jones for Uptown Magazine. I’m not a Star Jones fan. But I’m also not a hater. She operates in a realm of celebrity I rarely pay attention to. So it was with […]

President Obama: Haiti One Year Later

January 11, 2011 by  
Filed under in the news, international, life, obama, politics, race

President Obama made the following statement on the eve of the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti: As we mark one year since the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, we honor the memory of the quarter of a million Haitians who were lost, along with more than one hundred Americans, many United Nations […]

Understanding Reapportionment

December 21, 2010 by  
Filed under congress, in the news, politics

Remember the U.S. Census? And how everyone was saying how important it was for you to fill it out and return? One of the important reasons the census exists is to determine how many representatives each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. Remember, each state, no matter the size, has two Senators. Thus […]

Reality TV Killing Us

December 20, 2010 by  
Filed under children, in the news

I’m not talking about this in the figurative sense.  It is literally taking lives.  And they should pay. For those who may not have followed the story, several months ago, 7-year old Aiyana Jones was killed by a Detroit Police officer after they stormed into her grandmother’s house….with A&E camera crew in tow to film their […]

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