Thu04172014

Opinion

Over-steeped Tea Party in dangerous water in Mississippi

The planned protest by The Tea Party of Mississippi Association against the Muhammad Study Group of Southaven set for April 23 is an unwarranted attack based in fear, ignorance and intolerance. 

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Staying anchored in the positive…

Having been in what is called an “economic downswing” for quite some time now, there are some who have adjusted their thoughts to a new and lesser level of expectations. 

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On the road in the fight against cancer

This week, I’m in Spokane, Wash., for a 30-day health and wellness retreat to assist a medical doctor hoping to reverse the cancer in seven patients.

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The gift of reading

Dear Lucy: “You are always writing about something you read. I hate reading and just can’t make myself do it. Also, I sometimes have to look up words you use. What do you suggest?”

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Our schools, our community, our future!

Despite our differences in position or opinion on schools’ consolidation – we must agree that all students deserve a high quality education.

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Discovering Black America . . . my journey

On my family’s summer road trips South, I took for granted the preparations that my parents made to make certain my sister and I were safe as we drove through the dangerous roads of klan country ...

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Voter photo ID is step backward

In the state legislature these days, lawmakers debate whether to require photo identification at the polls.

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Standardized testing concerns warrant federal task force

Ever since the No Child Left Behind Act took effect, students, teachers, and school districts have felt the pressure that comes from living in a nation that uses standardized tests as its sole method for measuring student proficiency. 

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Cancer is not a death sentence, but you must change your diet to live

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and find it difficult to cope, don’t fret. It’s not a death sentence as once feared.

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Don’t drink the poison!

Dear Lucy: “I have a friend who is so opinionated and is always referring to others as “idiots.” I really care about her and want to say something, but don’t know how.”

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Shopping gap narrows as men move up

Although women rule shopping at dollar stores and warehouse clubs (72 percent versus 28 percent), we only spend $3-$5 more per trip than men.

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New Orleans police must get on right side of the law

One of the primary functions of a city is to keep its citizens safe and secure.

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HIV/AIDS and repeal of health care reform

Rep. Maxine Waters: Health disparities like HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc., for people of color are getting worse, and more and more people are going without health insurance.

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