Editorial

War Zones

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to the next.” – G.K. Chesterton We MUST Understand the value the community has when speaking about public education. Unfortunately, these days there is no community. Back in the day, although we were segregated, we were privileged to witness and experience

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Reversal of Fortune: What happens when things are not decent and in order…

When things are not decent and in order the fun is in bold capitals- dysFUNctional. Family dynamics act like rivers flowing uphill. When parents yield to overbearing children because they feel guilty about saying NO, chaos and destruction take their place on the stage. In high school English literature, Shakespeare through the drama Julius Caesar

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The Black Epidemic

“The death penalty has been one of many examples where racial discrimination has played out. You can see it in the simple fact that someone convicted of the same crime is more likely to face the death penalty if they are Black.” – Pete Buttigieg Since this country’s inception, African-Americans have suffered more inhumane and

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We MUST Step Up, McDonald’s MUST Step Up!

The American community is going to have to air some more dirty linen and do a lot of explaining to posterity. All indicators continue to support that violence, particularly senseless gun violence is endemic to America. The random and senseless nature of gun violence tells us that bullets have no name. Businessman and community leader

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Trump: If it White, it Ain’t Right!

It has been said that misery loves company. Personally, I have never been at a point where I have been so miserable that I wanted to make sure any and everybody else around me was miserable. However, after analyzing the character of Donald Trump, I can’t help but think there may be some truth to

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House of Usher

I remember in High School literature class reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, famous mystery writer. We rhymed with Annabelle Lee and ad nauseum repeated the Raven. Perhaps we should have paid more attention to his fiction, short story The House of Usher. Poe tells of his narrator visiting an old buddy at his

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Legal Double Standards Keep Us In Shackles

It’s time we stop lying to ourselves. The lying has gone on much too long and every time the lie is repeated, we are all the worse for it. The lie is that in America, everyone is equal under the law. It’s time to pull back the curtain on this lie, but in order to

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What Happened to OUR Village?

“Discipline is helping a child solve a problem. Punishment is making a child suffer for having a problem. To raise problem solvers, focus on solutions not retribution.” –L.R. Knost Back when I was coming up there were many things Black folks did not have. But, there was one thing we did have, which replaced and

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A Matter of Life and Death

All oppressed people know this feeling. Tevye expressed it best in “Fiddler on the Roof” when he said there are times “when our hearts lie panting on the floor.” Atatiana Jefferson’s murder by Aaron Dean, a White police officer, in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 11 has created one of those times. It is clear

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Fourth Democratic Debate

In presidential elections, the home of the fourth Democratic Presidential debate, the state of Ohio is known as a kingmaker. Candidates were quick to point out that Ohio and the Midwest has lost jobs while the President has been in office. Nevertheless, Ohio is pivotal. For the first time, billionaire Tom Steyer was on stage,

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