Editorial

The Cost of Leadership

I thought on his words of wisdom as I pondered over the outcome of the most recent mid-term elections which heavily impacted our nation. I paralleled what I saw in several of the electoral races to one thought: Good versus Evil.

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Black Women, Pregnancy and Death

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reported that “women in the U.S. are more likely to die from childbirth or a pregnancy related cause than other women in the developed world.” As a nation that is developed and filled with many technological advances, you would think that this would not be the case.

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The Young Guns vs. The Old Skool

They have a saying in Dallas called Eat Greedy. In the City of Houston that’s what local politicians seem to do. While everyone was been caught up in the mid-term elections, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was getting ready for its own elections.

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What the Hell is Going on at the NAACP?

As a Black man in the city of Houston, personally I feel like the current NAACP leadership has ran its course. The only member Itrust at this point is Dr. Carolyn Evans Shabazz.She is very active in the community and always fighting for the rights of her people.

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Before I lay it down: Discipline

There’s a big debate about corporal punishment being administered in the public school systems. Advocates are on both sides of this issue. Some people believe that paddling school-aged children is a bit archaic; others insist that using the “board of education” is a necessary evil to reign in kids who won’t respond to reasonable instruction

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From the Classroom to the Cafeteria

At my previous school (Dowling Middle School), I noticed the kids would never pray for their food. I can understand not praying in the classroom everyday because of everyone views. But not praying over your food before you eat it is risky behavior in my book.

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Sorry Can’t Erase the Truth

Without fear or favor, African-American News & Issues has existed for nearly twenty as an entity that thrives off of reporting current and historical realities that affect our community. Now, anyone that knows me or has been in my presence is aware of the fact that I don’t bite my tongue

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We MUST Understand: Lynching Ain’t Dead!

Lynching was a severe and inhumane treatment imposed on African-Americans during the enslavement period of the Black race in America, and even continuing thereafter. According to a report recently released by the Equal Justice Institute it was found that even more Blacks were lynched than mentioned during previous years.

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We MUST Understand: We Have Been Called Everything!

Now, I have spoken on this element many of times and have written about it quite often as well. Throughout the origin of African-Americans’ history in the United States of America, we as a race of people have been through many changes and that is of no surprise.

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2014 Biggest Losers & Winners

As 2014 comes to a close, here’s my “non-traditional” categories list of the year’s biggest winners and losers.At the top of the “hackers” category for Biggest Losers List is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for hacking Sony’s emails.

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