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A salute to General Colin Powell

A salute to General Colin Powell

There is abundant evidence that this will be a close contest between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. For many people who have already voted early or who plan to go out to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday, the campaign endorsements by various public officials does have a significant impact. […]

Student loan problems mirror those of mortgages

Student loan problems mirror those of mortgages

An adage counsels, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” When it comes to consumer debt, that advice is also a truism. After years of mortgage borrowers complaining about servicing – or the lack thereof – it appears that problems student loan borrowers face are remarkably similar. With student loan debt topping […]

Campaign of lies continue

Campaign of lies continue

As we have seen during three presidential debates and in his campaign speeches, Mitt Romney will say anything – even when he knows it is untrue – in his effort to dislodge President Obama from the White House. Romney charged in the second presidential debate that “it took the president 14 days before he called […]

Cuba begins the road to success

Cuba begins the road to success

The National Black Chamber of Commerce has been studying the evolution of Cuba for 14 years. The evolution has been slow as we entered the 21st century but recently there have been some major economic developments. Last November, Cuban residents were given the right to personal property. They can now buy and sell homes. Beginning […]

The death of affirmative action

The death of affirmative action

“We expect that 25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary.” – Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor, 2003.” The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments regarding a longstanding racial controversy. So, in the traditional form of our time in America, the Black descendants of slaves will still be losers […]

Blacks ignored and taken for granted

Blacks ignored and taken for granted

What will it finally take for Black people to accept the fact that we have no real political clout? A little influence, yes, but no power. If our voting bloc were as strong as we like to think, the Republicans would not ignore us and the Democrats would not take us for granted. If we […]

Social Security saves 30 percent of retired Blacks from poverty

Social Security saves 30 percent of retired Blacks from poverty

Although many Americans are living longer, a new public policy analysis reveals that a disproportionate number of older people are also living in poverty – particularly if they are a person of color. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, Social Security keeps about 30 percent of African-Americans and Hispanics retirees from poverty. Yet another […]

Is Israel bullying Obama?

Is Israel bullying Obama?

A “power politics” move is currently at play that could set the stage for the end of the world. What is your perspective on whether Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon? Or, are Americans, President Barack Obama, and the Western world being bum rushed into military adventurism? Do you understand that the fate of the […]

Republicans tied to voter fraud

Republicans tied to voter fraud

What is happening to the Republican National Committee (RNC) in the state of Florida and in other important swing states concerning the issues of voter fraud and voter suppression is like a glaring, unexpected climax of a Shakespearean drama. For the past four years, the RNC has labored tirelessly and in some instances mysteriously to […]

Black and White in the NFL

Black and White in the NFL

When Dez Bryant signed his $8.6 million rookie contract with the Cowboys, his teammates stuck him with a $54,896 restaurant bill because Bryant is a multimillion-dollar moneymaker on a money-making National Football League team. Jerry Jones owns the Dallas Cowboys and signs the checks that Dez receives. Jones has a net worth of $2 billion […]