Thursday, February 25, 2010


How far would you go to make a statement? Check out this week’s Wassup video story and comment or share your thoughts on any topic of your choice. What’s on your mind?    

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Common Sense

Across the country, a smoke-free environment has become rather commonplace in the workplace, hospitals, restaurants, bars and taverns. While we have rightly cleared the air of these environments, another social concern has arisen. There is a growing trend among lawmakers to join the bandwagon of several states that allow concealed weapons in public settings including the workplace,  parks, college campuses and yes – restaurants, bars and taverns.

The thought of allowing concealed weapons in these public settings seems to be more of a threat to our public safety than being exposed to second hand smoke. We would be best served to place some 21st century common sense to an 18th century ideal.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Prison population

Questions are being raised on whether the census should include those that are incarcerated

Should inmates be counted in the census? If counted, should the census register them under their prison address or their home community? 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Premiums, Profits and the Need for Health Reform

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Giving it back

Check out today’s inspiring story. There are still good people in the world. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bad call

What is the crime? Check out this week’s Wassup video story and comment or share your thoughts on any story or issue of your choice. What’s on your mind?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Man of Honor

The world celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from a Cape Town, South African prison last week. Mandela, the first President of South Africa to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, served 27 years of isolation and hard labor convicted of charges related to his efforts against apartheid.

From prison to the presidency, influenced by Mahatma Ghandi, Mandela has been the example of reconciliation and negotiation, leading the transition to a multi racial democracy in South Africa. He has been the recipient of over 250 awards over four decades including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. Our elected officials would be well advised to emulate the leadership and commitment to freedom and fairness of Nelson Mandela.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lemons to lemonade?

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker is facing multiple lawsuits due to massive recalls for acceleration and braking problems.

What will Toyota have to do to regain consumer confidence?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Check out an amazing sweetheart story.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Can't buy ...

Check out today’s interesting story and food for thought.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Do you miss him? Check out this week’s Wassup video and comment or share your thoughts on any topic of your choice. What’s on your mind?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Black leaders meet with Obama

Our Legacy

Black History Month has brought the usual influx of documentaries, movies and special programming designed to showcase the legacy of African American culture. A people who have been stripped of so much of its history are deserving of this opportunity to celebrate its contributions to the world this month and all year long.

The push by some to deemphasize Black History on the road to a so called color blind society will only lead to further dilution and minimization of the contributions of African Americans. The month should serve not just as a history lesson, but an opportunity to celebrate, evaluate and define our future history. What achievements of our generation will be included in the history books of future generations? How will we be judged on our efforts to bridge the racial and economic disparities of our times? 

The legacy of Black History Month established by Dr. Carter G. Woodson should continue and be used as a tool to advance and evolve to not only highlight how far we have come, but serve as a road map to where we are headed as a people.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Which venue?

There is mounting opposition to Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try the 9/11 terror suspects in civilian court opposed to a military tribunal.

Should the trial of the 9/11 terror suspects be held in a civilian court or in a military tribunal?

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Safety first

Friday, February 05, 2010

Making a difference

Check out today’s story of perseverance.  

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Pay Back

How far would you go to get revenge? Check out this week’s Wassup story and comment or share your thoughts on any story or issue of your choice. What’s on your mind?     

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Black History

February is Black History Month and it is fitting that we honor the father of black history, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Historian, author, journalist and Virginia native, born ten years post slavery, Dr. Woodson’s life marks great strides in our history. Beating the odds of oppression and poverty, Dr. Woodson carried the torch of higher education, being the second African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Passionate about the preservation of African American History, Dr. Woodson, the founder of the Journal of Negro History, Negro History Week (precursor to Black History Month) and the Negro History Bulletin, dedicated his life to the study and celebration of black history.

Dr. Woodson contended that African American contributions “were overlooked, ignored and even suppressed by the writers of history textbooks and the teachers who use them.”

Let us ensure that the rich legacy of African American history is never lost, minimized or marginalized.

Monday, February 01, 2010

End the gridlock!

Partisan politics and bickering have nearly brought Capitol Hill to a screeching halt.

What needs to happen to get Democrats and Republicans to govern in a bipartisan manner?