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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 […]

Republicans begin to play race card

Republicans begin to play race card

Have you ever known that something was going to happen, but still was shocked when it actually happened?  Well, to my dismay, I have just had that happen to me. I have been telling my fellow Republicans for months that by October, our party would start playing the race card in an effort to gin […]

Conservatives conspire against latest jobs report

Conservatives conspire against latest jobs report

The birther issue – the preposterous idea that President Obama was not born in the United States – was finally put to rest, but that has not prevented conservative conspiracy buffs from seeing a plot behind the falling unemployment numbers. Conservatives, led by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, have been pounding Obama for maintaining an […]

Is the Obama administration hurting minority businesses?

Is the Obama administration hurting minority businesses?

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  It was started during the Richard Nixon administration. President Nixon gave a lot of attention to minority affairs. Along with this, he allowed Arthur A. Fletcher to implement Affirmative Action.  The president was proud of this new agency and adequately […]

Waters’ name smeared because of partisan politics

Waters’ name smeared because of partisan politics

The headlines proclaim that Rep. Maxine Waters, the outspoken Democrat from California, has been cleared of charges that she violated House ethics by advocating on behalf of a Black bank in which her husband held a substantial investment. The real story, however, is that Waters case serves as Exhibit A for how a Black elected […]

Why Romney won’t win

Why Romney won’t win

With the upcoming presidential election only a month away, I thought I would share some thoughts on how to interpret a lot of the things going on with this election. I have received many calls from people asking about all the polls that show President Obama leading Mitt Romney. I am not a big believer […]

Is South Africa returning to apartheid under Black rule?

Is South Africa returning to apartheid under Black rule?

It has taken me a long time to come to grips with the Aug. 16 murders of the South African miners at the Marikana mine. Thirty-four workers were killed by the police during a demonstration in which the workers were demanding an improvement in their pay and working conditions. The police alleged that the demonstrating […]