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A Texas holiday causes confusion
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A Texas holiday causes confusion
What is the merit in having Black progeny be conscious of the 2½ year extended servitude of Black slaves who had been freed by Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation?
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The right candidate for the job?
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The right candidate for the job?
There is one office that requires special qualifications, and the voters alone have to determine which of the candidates is most likely to serve the public interests the best. That post is district attorney.
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With Austin in charge, Biden defends democracy
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With Austin in charge, Biden defends democracy
While the Democrats presently have margin in the House of Representatives (221-209), the U.S. Senate is already equally divided, but two Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, can already not be relied upon to vote for issues supported by President Biden. Consequently, Blacks should expect the president to have difficulty implementing “Build Back Better” programs that are opposed by Republicans.
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Develop models for success
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Develop models for success
A common attribute of human beings everywhere is the desire to be respected by members of one’s family and have a place within the tribal structure. Rejection can provoke a violent reaction. Youngsters involved in violence are often known to assert that they are responding to being disrespected. It has been difficult for Blacks to be able to maintain respectful treatment in America.
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A potential divide in the Black community
The Black population in the United States is substantial, but its significance has diminished somewhat over the years with the growth of the Hispanic and Asian populations. Nonetheless Blacks have retained their political clout by voting as a united bloc for liberal candidates.
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For Blacks, traffic stops can be life or death
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For Blacks, traffic stops can be life or death
There is such a high record of fatalities when the police pull over a car, it is not unreasonable for a driver to try to outrun the police, especially to reach a less isolated spot
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Undemocratic lessons learned
Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine should induce every American to appreciate the difference between democracy and totalitarianism. Unfortunately, there is a great tendency for Americans to take democracy for granted.
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A major sea change
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A major sea change
In America, reputedly the land of opportunity, many people are struggling for survival. While there are still many stories about those who rose from poverty to become millionaires, it is increasingly difficult for the average worker even to attain middle-class status.
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The indication is that a second booster shot is needed
It appears that COVID-19 will continue to be with humans for some time. Successful mass vaccinations have slowed the level of infections, but a new version, the Omicron variant BA.2, has emerged with deadly consequences.
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Setting a new sartorial standard
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Setting a new sartorial standard
Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, is the nation’s dominant Black male education institution. Morehouse men are noted for setting the tone of Black leadership in America. Now it appears that they have done just that, sartorially.
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Early endorsements skew the democratic process
The political primary system is one strategy to enable adversaries to compete for status within a political party. It is generally understood that those with high office will not openly intervene unless a candidate is deemed to be truly unworthy. Apparently that practice no longer applies.
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Fiscal mismanagement undermines respect for the police
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Fiscal mismanagement undermines respect for the police
Criticism of the police that gets the greatest attention is over police violence, particularly against Blacks. But there has been another long-standing accusation that the police are intentionally inefficient. Exorbitant police salaries are customarily increased by fictitious overtime payments. However, the Boston Police Department has been able to reduce overtime payments by almost $6 million in 2021.
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