Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Take a moment today to reflect on the service men and women that have fought and sacrificed  to keep us safe and free.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

OUCH!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just the Facts, Please!

Weeks after Arizona’s mandate eliminating ethnic studies, Texas takes center stage with a new social studies and history curriculum that has sparked scrutiny and national debate due to its revision and just plan “distortion’ of the facts.

The new curriculum adopted by the conservative Texas Board of Education amends and rewrites hundreds of items including not only the civil rights movement, but the teaching of slavery as well.

We cannot allow this new wave of political revisionists to deprive our future leaders of the truth. History is history and no matter how you slice or dice it, the facts are still the facts, PERIOD!

Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP said it best, “The school board members are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.”

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Who's Handling Things?

The Obama administration has faced a flurry of criticism regarding BP’s handling of the spillage in the Gulf.

Who do you think should be held accountable, BP or the President?   

Friday, May 21, 2010

Hundred Percent and More

Check out today’s inspiring video story.    
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Unbelievable!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Suspect

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman recently introduced a proposal to revoke the citizenship of any American suspected of supporting terrorist activity. Despite being short lived in the media, it’s a topic that should concern all Americans. The suspect will be assumed guilty and stripped of Miranda rights and tried in a military tribunal instead of civilian court. The push to revoke the citizenship of any American suspected of terrorist activity is certainly an open door for error and abuse.

Imagine, just being at the wrong place at the wrong time could make any American a suspect. Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence of all Americans until proven guilty?   
 
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Deal Breaker?

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is receiving a mix of criticism and praise from both Republicans and Democrats.  

What do you think? How do you feel about a nominee that lacks judicial experience?

Friday, May 14, 2010

In Memoriam

 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Too easy!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The struggle continues

Economic sanctions are beginning to take shape in opposition to the controversial immigration bill in Arizona. The law is considered discriminatory or as some would call it, “racial profiling” legislation. More than eighteen labor and civil rights organizations have joined forces urging corporations and organizations across the country to refrain from transacting business and holding conventions in Arizona.

Boycotts are nothing new to Arizona. The state resisted the Martin Luther King Holiday signed into law by President Reagan in 1983. Significant boycotts led in part by Coretta Scott King, including the NFL Players Association decision to move Super Bowl XXVII from Arizona to California resulted in the loss of millions of tourism dollars, eventually leading to the passage of the King Holiday in Arizona in 1992.

It appears that Arizona’s unfavorable track record when it comes to people of color continues.  Remember ASU refusing to award President Obama an honorary degree? Now there is news that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer just signed a bill targeting ethnic studies.

I think I’ll be bypassing Arizona.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Maybe not?

The Obama administration recently expressed support of a repeal of the moratorium on offshore drilling along the East Coast.

In light of the horrific Gulf Coast oil spill, should we permanently ban the expansion of offshore drilling?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Don't Compromise

The world is ever changing and operates on a fast track traveling at the speed of light. With the help of advanced technology, access to information, goods and services is as convenient as the click of a button.  24-hour news outlets keep us up with the latest via our BlackBerry or iPhone while allowing us to follow the every move of any person of interest through the ever growing lists of online social networks.

Many things have and will continue to evolve – but our moral and ethical values should never change or be compromised. We continue to be bombarded with news reports of ethical lapses ranging from moral breaches of the clergy to fat cat bankers reveling in the losses of its consumers and investors.

Has our need to achieve and excel in this fast paced society replaced the need to be civil and respectful? While evolving technology continues to change our way of life, we need to make sure we don’t completely lose all respect for humanity.

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Military presence?

One year removed from consideration for the Olympics, Chicago leaders are divided over suggestions to bring in the National Guard to combat the city’s growing violence.

Should the National Guard be used to fight crime on city streets?