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We’re about to deplete the state’s last savings account

You probably hear the words “tobacco settlement” and wonder what the heck that even means. Allow me to boil it down for you: It translates

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U. VA. student didn’t deserve to be beaten up

If a store official told me I couldn’t gain admissions my next move would be simply to walk away. When rules are presented no matter

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Don’t overlook contributions of Clarence Mitchell
Looking at our nation and noting where we have come since 1965 gives us reason to celebrate. However, in our celebration we should be mindful that true equality was never ...
Real crime solutions needed
The so called “Crime Wave” in the French Quarter spawned an ineffective “Word Wave” of predictable meetings with officials that followed a spate of attention grabbing TV spots and “travel ...
Leave TOPS alone
The year was 1988. A successful New Orleans businessman named Patrick F. Taylor had a speech to give. His audience was 183 restless middle schoolers who weren’t college bound. Heck, ...
Smoke-free ordinance
As a pastor, I support a smoke-free ordinance. It may seem unexpected for a member of the faith-based community to support an ordinance that involves casinos and bars but the truth ...
Home-grown terror
With the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday looming on the horizon, we would be remiss if we did not ask why mainstream media coverage of the recent bombing of ...
I love loosies
The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show ...
Choked out
This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ accounts to go by, we were left mercilessly ...
I Can’t Breathe
The haunting cry, “I CAN’T BREATHE” has echoed around the world and its impact grows daily. Eric Garner’s dying words have become an eloquent expression of helplessness and frustration at ...

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