Editorial

A Fair Shot in America

For Your Consideration By Oscar Blayton Felicity Huffman says she just wanted to give her daughter “a fair shot” at getting into the college of her choice. That is the reason the Emmy Award-winning actress paid someone to cheat on her daughter’s college entrance exam. Huffman pled guilty in federal court to paying $15,000 to

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We Have NO Voice!

By Publisher, Roy Douglas Malonson “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.” – Frederick Douglass As it is, we have had numerous Black leaders who

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September is Prostate Awareness Month

Why It’s Important to Black Men By Senator Borris Miles State of Black Texas in the Texas Legislature Earlier this year, I passed Senate Resolution 453 to designate September as Prostate Cancer Awareness month to educate the public on early detection of this disease. This year, over 174,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be

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The Great Debate

Photo Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -President Barack Obama By Roy Douglas Malonson I was reminded of the words of our former President after watching

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Dear Blacks and Browns, I Got a Secret…

Photo credit: goblackcentral.com “If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should, therefore, protest openly everything… that smacks of discrimination or slander.” – Mary McLeod Bethune By Roy Douglas Malonson

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Self Annihilation

Photo credit: fractalenlightenment.com By Roy Douglas Malonson It has been said, “You are your worst enemy.” And honestly, I believe this thought has much truth to it. We MUST Understand each of US has the power to will ourselves to greatness or disable all of our potential on wasted causes. Because, we are as big

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Chasing the American Dream

Photo credit: media.npr.org By Roy Douglas Malonson A people that don’t support each other will perish.” Roy Douglas Malonson We MUST Understand “OUR MONEY” and “OUR VOTE” are two of the most powerful tools WE have. Therefore, WE should be careful WHO WE give them to. For too long OUR people have been so busy

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The Truth About Welfare

Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images By Roy Douglas Malonson “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”-President Ronald Reagan America first developed its national welfare system in 1935, as a result of the effects of the Great Depression. On January 4, 1935, President Roosevelt announced in his

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Making America Great Again!

Photo credit: dfw.cbslocal.com By Roy Douglas Malonson “And [America] has failed to hear that large segments of White society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When former President Ronald Reagan first expressed the phrase, “Let’s make America great again,” it was during his

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What Happened to Music?

By Roy Douglas Malonson “That’s because we did not set out to make Black music. We set out to make quality music that everyone could enjoy and listen to.” – Smokey Robinson People can talk about Black folks all day long. But, one thing that can’t be denied is the fact that we have always

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