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Race Relations in America Were in Chaos Last Week

As a black man with a young adult son, I have had to have “the conversation” more times than I can remember. The conversation of what black men should do when pulled over by the police, especially young African American males. Yes, it’s real America. I know that some think that blacks are paranoid and overstate the magnitude of the issue, but police brutality against blacks is a genuine threat. A lot of jok ...

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Cyberbullying is Real and More Devastating Than Many Realize

Chances are that one out of every four people were bullied in school. It normally happens in middle and high school;and of course it’s normally some kid with self-esteem issues taking those insecurities out on their peers. I remember my brief encounter with a bully in middle school. The funny part of this story is that I look back and the kid, Peanut, was actually smaller than me. But he was aggressive and ...

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Many Veterans Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice – Even in the Face Inequality

I recently saw a sign about our veterans that said, “We honor your sacrifice, remember your service and appreciate our freedoms.” That pretty much sums it up right? We can thank the men and women who serve, fight and sacrifice for this country every single day so that we can have the freedoms that make us the best country in the world. “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his count ...

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History Has Proven That Mothers Have Been the True Backbone of the Black Family

Much like many of you that are reading this column, I cannot begin to express the gratitude, love, admiration and thankfulness I have for my mother, and all of the other mothers in my life. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, an American tradition that was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914, according to History.com. According to MothersDayCentral.com, the ancient Egyptians ...

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Bernie Sanders Can’t Win, But Will He Hurt the Party Instead?

Losing is always tough. Sometimes it’s telegraphed and we know it’s coming; and then there are times when we are surprised. “You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser,” said Joe Namath. Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders knows that the end is near; but instead of facing reality, he’s going down fighting. And I can’t blame anyone for fighting to the bitter end. However, when ...

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Bernie Sanders Wants Free College for Everyone, But is it a Realistic Concept?

by Reggie Fullwood “Education is a precondition to survival in America today,” said Marian Wright Edelman. Certainly, that belief was rooted at the foundation of President Obama’s announcement last year that he believes that community college should be free to all Americans. The president's plan was called “America's College Promise.” The initiative would cover students' tuition for qualifying community col ...

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African American Women Have Always Had to Lead Through Tough Times

“We will be ourselves and free, or die in the attempt. Harriet Tubman was not our great-grandmother for nothing,” said Alice Walker. It is that strength and fortitude throughout the years that has helped African American women keep their families together and stable in the face of great adversity. It is hard not to pay homage to the beings I consider the strongest on earth – women. Mary McLeod Bethune said ...

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Why Parents Are Opting Out of High Stakes Testing

A wise man once said,” All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.” Why is this quote relevant? Because it is testing season in Florida, and around the country, and students in grades 3 and up will be subjected to hours and hours of testing that will not give their teacher or parents any meaningful feedback. In fact, resul ...

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Politics has Turned into the Real March Madness

I am excited about March Madness, which essentially includes the dozens of NCAA basketball conference tournaments, and then the big dance – the tournament for the “Final Four” and national championship. You have to love basketball games being played all day and every day for a couple of weeks. Then there are the upsets and buzzer beaters – fun, fun, fun! But this year, March Madness is almost overshadowed b ...

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Black History is Bigger Than a One Month Celebration

"Freedom is never given; it is won," said the great organizer and leader A. Phillip Randolph. Black history is a history of fighting for freedoms and recognitions that were once denied. If you walk into any elementary school classroom around the country, regardless of the demographic make up of the children, a vast majority of those students will know who Dr. Martin Luther King is. But if you walk in to tha ...

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