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Antwan Dobson: The inconsistencies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

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By Antwan Dobson “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” —Declaration of Independence (US, 1776). The Founding Fathers’ commemorated independence from British rule on July 4, 1776, by signing the Declaration of Independence ...

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Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: Be patient, the black family CAN be restored

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By Rachel Miller-Bradshaw During a recent conversation on Black America, I was frustratingly told by the black male I was conversing with that people of African descent are doomed in this country.  He referenced the “ghettoes” where so many Black Americans live, the mass incarceration of black males, and the disenfranchisement of black men in particular from corporate and entrepreneurial ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Black America Practices Group Economics Every Sunday, Where’s the ROI?

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by Dr. Samori Swygert How many times have you spoken with friends, colleagues, or family about forming an investment club, starting a business, purchasing real estate, or some other financial endeavor to generate alternative sources of income? Many times these dreams of group economics fail to launch because your potential business partners are fearful, lack desire, or lack the knowledge. Many times the ...

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Why did media ignore Malcolm X’s 90th birthday? YBW readers sound off

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One of the greatest leaders in American history, Malcolm X, had his 90th birthday on May 19th, 2015.  Unfortunately, most media outlets offered little-to-no coverage of Malcolm or what he gave to the African American community.  Malcolm’s message of black economic empowerment, self-education and political autonomy has been dwarfed by a broader message of assimilation as the cure for all ...

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Dr Wilmer Leon says Republicans are rewriting history on the Iraq War

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Jeb Bush the Echo Chamber and Revisionist History By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III   When asked by Megyn Kelly from Fox News, ”Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?” Jeb Bush replied, “I would have [authorized the invasion of Iraq], and so would have Hillary Clinton, just to remind everybody. And so would almost everybody ...

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Dr Sinclair Gray: Let’s focus on holding politicians accountable

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You’ve heard it before — “GET OUT AND VOTE!” At the beginning of every election year, there’s a call for people to get registered to vote and cast their vote. However, what many people oftentimes fail to do is follow up and hold their political officials accountable. Whenever people are so “party-loyal” that they overlook issues, something wrong is bound ...

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As riots ensue, U Maryland-Baltimore President investigated by NAACP

by Lachin Hatemi M.D. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has issued a citywide curfew after the death of Freddie Gray, whose spine was 80 percent severed while he was in police custody. Police says as many as 15 officers have been injured in northwest Baltimore in the early days of the protests, where a large group of juveniles converged and began ...

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Dr Roosevelt Mitchell III: Parents should sue for educational malpractice

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Parents Should Sue for Educational Malpractice” When school districts are failing sometimes the State Board of Education will step in and take control of it instead of closing it. The State typically cleans house, makes all the current staff members reapply for their jobs and don’t rehire most of them. On the surface ...

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