Wed04162014

Opinion

Can Mayor Wharton teach a city to listen?

When most of us think of this city, either we emphasize the vibrant Memphis or the violent one.

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Maybe voting is just too hard?

Dear Lucy: The most recent election got on my nerves. Why don’t people care enough to go and vote. We sit up and complain about the people who represent us but won’t go and vote. I don’t get it. 

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You don’t have to answer cancer’s death call

Years ago, I was taken aback by what I’d heard on the other end of the telephone. The news wasn’t good – not what you’d want to hear.

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Look out world, black businesses ready for PanAfrican takeoff!

My wife, Kay, and I started a local black chamber of commerce back in Indianapolis in 1991.

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Time to pass the American Jobs Act

The American Jobs Act would also help state governments prevent the layoff of 280,000 teachers and invest $25 billion to upgrade 35,000 public schools.

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Tough-learned lesson anchors foundation’s HIV/AIDS support

 

As President of a community-based organization serving as a source of information and guidance to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, I would like to share with you my story.

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Incumbent Wharton comes up roses

The overly popular Frankie Beverly & Maze song, “We are One,” ushered in the arrival of Mayor-Elect AC Wharton and his family. Victory looks good on people but it shined on him.

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While dieting, you may drop lbs. and ‘eating buddies’ – stay the course

Dear Lucy: Recently, I went on a serious diet and lost a lot of weight. ... But, I have also lost my friends that I used to hang out with. I had to stop going out to eat with them.

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Much ado about nuttin’

In the wake of President Obama’s address to the Congressional Black Caucus, there are those who are making much ado about nothing, including the accusation the President was talking down to African Americans.

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Everyone’s a little bit racist, but it may not be your fault

Everyone’s a little bit racist, posits the song from the musical “Avenue Q.” But it may not be your fault, according to research in the latest edition of the British Journal of Social Psychology.

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Omaima Aree Nelson: The best way to a man’s heart

One of the most bizarre things about the United States of America is the variability of our legal system.

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GOP’s Herman Cain is brainwashed and brain dead

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain professes to know why most African Americans don’t vote for Republicans – they are brainwashed.

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Trying to stay healthy? Change is good

We tend to function at our best, or worst, based on our environment, the time of year, and the things we do.

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