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Tuesday
Jul 29th

Commentary

Too big to fail?

Supporters of slave reparations, argue that there is no equal opportunity for African Americans, nor has there ever been. Systematic discrimination deprives African Americans of equal chances and deserve justice and equal parity.  The clear lack of parity in the recent instances of bailouts for the rich and distain for stimulus or reparations to the descendants of slaves.  The Black American community’s population contribution to the wealth of America is too great to continue failing to address such inequity.
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Health care and the moral imperative

I am always troubled by those in government claiming they have a moral imperative to enact this or that policy.  A little digging often reveals that their motives are more self serving than moral.  I am doubly troubled when those raising the moral banner tend to reject the very idea of an objective morality applicable to all men at all times.
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Proposed $50 billion fund can mean more small business loans

Earlier this year, major corporations like General Motors, Bank of America and Citigroup received federal dollars – taxpayer money – to keep their operations afloat.  Despite public outcries of corporate excess and financial mismanagement leading the entities to the mess they were in, the government followed through with these bailouts because it was the right thing to do for the nation’s economy.  In the midst of all this, we’ve heard very little about small businesses, which are the backbone of the American economy. This recession has affected them, too. And it’s time we turn our attention in their direction.
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One in four in the church pew out of work

(NNPA) - Pretend you are on a church pew.  Worshipping, eight of you.  If you are sitting up in the Black church, two of you eight do not have a job. Multiply that by the whole church. The two in eight number gets even worse.  Someone sitting jobless is connected to a family with a job, a family who feels connection and responsibility, a need to help.
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Help prevent millions of children from being worse rather than better off after health reform

(NNPA) - Health reform bills pending in the House and the Senate would make millions of children worse off after health reform than they are now.  This must not happen. The House bill eliminates the successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 2013 and would move millions of children who had been in CHIP to a completely new, untested and far more expensive Health Insurance.
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Back to Black?

Why am If fighting to live, if I’m just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there ain’t nothing in sight
Why am I trying to give, when no  one give me a try
Why am I dying to live, if I’m just living to die?
Someone tell me.- Tupac
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Cease and desist challenges to Rangel's chairmanship

Is race related to rancor to remove Charles Rangel from his seat at the head of the House Ways and Means Committee?  Black Americans leaders have reasons to think so.
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