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Coffee Will Make You Race

  by Charles M. Blow So, Starbucks’ chief executive, Howard Schultz, wants us to serve the country coffee and a race dialogue.     This week Schultz announced that the chain’s baristas would have the option to write the words “race together” on cups of coffee and engage customers in a racial dialogue. The suspicion ...read more
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A Clear Case of Treason?

  by Playthell Benjamin Some Constitutional Scholars think so and I agree Anyone listening to the chatter on the right of our political spectrum will no doubt have heard the phrase “according to the Constitution” ad nauseum. It is quoted among this crowd as if it were Holy Scripture. Which, ironically, is quite fitting since ...read more
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Vision Boards Can Take Your Career To The Next Level

  by Ann Brown Vision Boards can be a great tool in helping you develop a strategy for your business. To help bring your business goals to life. “Vision boards are a creative way of setting goals and making strategies for your life and career. It offers a visual representation of dreams, desires,and direction, making ...read more
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The Return to My Church Roots

  by Alberta Parish Returning to the place of my adolescence where my character was birthed and developed was indeed the furthest thing from my mind for three and a half years, that is, until my moment of clarity. It was only within that moment when I knew that life is fleeting, and I may ...read more
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Life and Death Issues

  by Zachary Husser I played on my St. Elizabeth high school team’s undefeated season as we went 18-0 in Wilmington, Delaware, but Racism was alive and well! On Sunday, March 7, 1965, the Racist Police of Selma, Alabama attacked a group of young people protesting as the started to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. ...read more
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Is a Federal Jury Trial a “Three Ring Circus?”

  by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) Hon. Elijah Muhammad once said that the white man will never teach the Black man the science of mating (socialism); the science of business (accounting); and the science of war (military science). This knowledge is still, sadly, unknown to most Blacks. My parents helped me understand social sciences. ...read more
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Obama and Selma:

The Meaning of ‘Bloody Sunday’   by Charles M. Blow As our van in the presidential motorcade reached the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., and began the descent toward the thousands of waiting faces and waving arms of those who had come to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the ...read more
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On Cheat-towaga

  by Chris Stevenson Cheektowaga may be more scandal-ridden than it’s parent city of Buffalo. Let’s face it, most suburban town corruption simply doesn’t get the press on the same issues as their mother-city does, unless of course you’re talking Cheektowaga. Most of my stories on the South Buffalo town over the years had to ...read more
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Religious Intolerance in the Workplace:

How to Safeguard Your Rights   by Alberta Parish Recently, a Georgia worker was unfairly terminated from his employment, because he wrote a religious book and distributed it among his coworkers. When I first heard this story, it reminded me of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution wherein the freedom of speech, of the […]
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On Byron Allen’s Class-Action Lawsuit

  by Zachary Husser Dear Family of Friends Network, After reading what Mr. Byron Allen has to say about Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, the Urban League, the NAACP, Jessie Jackson, and a few others as it relates to Black Media NOT getting Advertising Dollars, I’m almost 100% in agreement with Allen! However, […]
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Trayvon Martin:

The Black Community’s Next Move   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) On this past Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department only confirmed the prophecy of our ancestors. The U.S. Justice Department would continue to give great deference to the Compromise of 1877. This decision would come two days before Trayvon Martin’s birthday. This is the […]