Category Archive: Editorial

Jan 28

Letter to the Editor

By Prophetess D.M. Kendall The last time I checked, God had not given mankind charge over their own breath! Therefore I suggest that mankind get in touch with the one in charge of our breath instead of guns! His name is ‘Our Father which art in heaven! Read St. John chapter 6 verse 9-13. I …

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Jan 16

Not Another New Year’s Resolution Article

by LaDonna Spivey Happy 2013! It’s the third week of the new year, so if you don’t mind, I’m going to skip the usual “How to keep your New Year’s Resolution and Get in Shape” ar- ticle and ask you a few questions. The first one. If you know that you need to eat healthi- …

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Aug 24

He ain’t heavy: Brothers got to work it out!

By Brian Turner One of my favorite movies is New Jack City.  In this classic 1990’s film, we see Gee-Money (Allen Payne) and Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) of the Cash Money Brothers (CMB), planning to be rich, famous, and powerful by pledging to rein terror on the city of New York with their murderous drug …

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Aug 16

Blacks and Mental Health

BY: Dr. Brian Turner As a psychologist I am shocked at the reluctance of people to seek help for psychological distress. I have read the studies, researched the history. Daily I fight to overcome – not just the stigma of psychological and medical diagnoses that have negatively impacted the Black community – but also to …

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Aug 09

Time to reinvest

By Brian Turner The current American dream, historically for African-Americans, has been buoyed on dreams of land and homeownership. After slavery ended, African-Americans, fought and worked extremely hard to attain land, own businesses and build homes. The reasoning behind the effort: possess something that no one can take away. With homeownership, communities would expand and …

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Aug 09

Where are the Ethics?

By Jermaine Williams According to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics, a journalist’s greatest responsibility to the public is to seek the truth and report. In doing so, a reporter must: Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.” Secondly, SPJ’s Code of Ethics …

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Jul 25

Independence Day, Oh Really?

BY: Albert J. Lowe IV As another Independence Day has come and gone, the grills have cooled and the smell of charcoal has disappeared; reality has set in. And once again, sadly, African Americans have spent hundreds of dollars – which we didn’t have – only to end up in debt after the party is …

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Apr 12

From Harvard to Pensacola: Titanic History Lessons

by C. A. Jude Stewart 100 years ago this Sunday, life ended abruptly & tragically for Harry Widener. You don’t know Harry, like I know (of) Harry. He loved books, as I do. Graduated from Harvard (1907), 7 decades prior to my post-graduate studies (history & humanities) there in Cambridge. I love Harvard, now celebrating its 376th year. My 36 graduate credits (1985-86) were achieved …

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Apr 06

Holy Week in the Secular World

by C. A. Jude Stewart I got this big-azz Bananarama Bush blooming in my backyard. Previous owner said he left it to me as a gift, which was nice of him to do, since I’m still waitin’ on my 1st banana. Being a devout, God-fearin’ Catholic Yankee gardener new to the soil-rich ways of Deep …

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Apr 06

Speaking Out: What a Leader should be

by Jacqueline Miles It’s amazing how we have lost track of words like integrity, honesty, morals and respect.  Have we become so desperate for the things of this world that we are willing to sell our souls for a few morsels of money, recognition and stature? When we stoop so low as to lie on …

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