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One thing that I wish that President Obama had said

One thing that I wish that President Obama had said

I was pleased that President Obama spent so much time on the matter of economic inequality and the need to raise the minimum wage in his State of the Union address.  Better late than never.  But there was something that he did not address that I wish that he had taken up.  Stated simply, if […]

War on women hurts children too

War on women hurts children too

In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union (SOU) address, he appealed to our nation’s employers to raise wages from the current minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.  He has already signed an executive order that requires federal contractors to be paid $10.10 an hour, an only appropriate move since so many […]

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Do Americans still believe in Obama?

Blacks express hope he can achieve his State of the Union goals BY KELLY-ANN BROWN TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, it remains unclear whether or not U.S. voters are receptive to his plans for the nation’s future. The president addressed the United States Congress last […]

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

Lolo Jones back at Olympics, savoring the moment

BY TIM REYNOLDS ASSOCIATED PRESS SOCHI, Russia – Lolo Jones is telling the story about how she became a bobsledder, her words becoming difficult to decipher as she tries to keep herself from crying. So she wraps the tale up quickly, her eyes welling with tears. She shouts the four words: “They had my back.’’ […]

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

Super Bowl champion Seahawks already focused on next year

BY BOB CONDOTTA SEATTLE TIMES/MCT NEW YORK — Coach Pete Carroll’s mantra of “Always Compete” doesn’t come with exceptions, such as “until the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl.” No, even before the cheering had died down at MetLife Stadium on Sunday in the wake of Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, […]