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Are you having fun with today’s politics?

The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures, ...

Return to reasonable lending opens door to homeownership

Home-buying season is heating up. Homes sold faster in April than at any point in almost the last two years, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Existing-home sales are on pace to top five million ...

Child Watch: It’s hard to be what you can’t see

As a new school year starts, many parents are making sure their children have the right supplies from their back-to-school lists and double-checking their courses and schedules.

Ask Alma: Deciding to move on

I have been with this person for six years, and we’ve had our up and downs, like any relationship.

Saddened by death of Julian Bond

The news this weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply.

On voting... and not

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood.

Does sports participation deserve a trophy? Let the parental debate begin!

Whoa, who knew the debate over participation trophies -- those awards children get just for showing up and playing sports -- would strike such a chord?

Ask Alma: Few hang-out friends

I have a nice majority of friends. However, I hang out mostly with my cousin.

Where the presidency is headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying.

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic— for black lives do matter.

Stop treating Donald Trump like a Kardashian

Donald Trump is intriguing, aggravating, nauseating, hilarious and just about every other word we have used to describe reality show stars.

GOP’s raging intra-party war

The August 6th Fox News-sponsored, two-tiered debate of the GOP presidential primary candidates has shown anew the Republican Party’s continuing to explore different ways a political party can self-destruct. Two developments of last week have underscored that the GOP’s raging ...

Ask Alma: My daughter wants mom to walk her down aisle

My oldest, a daughter is getting married this year. As her father, I am paying for her wedding and very excited to walk her down the aisle. That is until recently when I received an email from her saying she ...

Trumping the Donald on immigration

Watching Donald Trump being interviewed this past week was— for the few moments that I could take it— quite fascinating.

The change we’ve been waiting for

In light of the conversations about police abuse, unwarranted stops and arrests, and homicide cases involving black people and police officers, many black people get angry, maybe have a march, and then go home to await the next incident.

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