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Celebrating 50 years of Medicare

One of my guiding principles has always been that honor thy father and mother is not only a good commandment to live by— it’s good policy to govern by.

Insurers' dirty tricks undermine promise of Obamacare

Thanks to President Obama's landmark healthcare law, insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients with pre-existing health problems. This "guaranteed issue" mandate enables millions of sick Americans to buy affordable insurance and access vital medications.

Ask Alma: Mom’s friend turned on me

My husband was laid off after 16 years on the job. My salary alone wasn’t enough to keep up with the bills, so we decided moving in with my mom was the best thing.

The quiet killer: Sitting in the dark

Americans are working more than ever— and it's slowly killing them. The typical employee now logs 47 hours a week at work— and spends nearly six hours a day sitting, often in a windowless office or cubicle.

The math and the "after-math" of the Confederate flag

Now that the confederate flag has been taken down, complete with honor guard and pomp and circumstance, what are black folks going to do now?

Dispelling the myths about black fathers

In America, the perception is that the black father doesn't exist. Negative stereotypes of black men persist, and people on the right blame the victim in cases like those of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Why we need to support normalizing all relations with Cuba

President Obama said that 55 years of isolating Cuba has not worked as a reason for re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. Kudos to President Obama.

LETTER: Poverty—The Real Problem

The poverty rate for African-Americans is 27%, the highest in the nation.

Ask Alma: I didn’t arrest my cop friend’s attention

Ok, I was with a police officer for 10 years. He did some awful things in our relationship. Meaning he cheated on me.

About the Confederate flag!

There was and is jubilation over bringing down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina.This flag, which in the minds of many represent the hate associated with slavery, needed to come down.

Trump: A Joker in the GOP's Presidential Deck

Trump bad news for Republican prospects in 2016

Ask Alma: Mother moved in but won’t move out

My mother and I have a decent relationship. She was on drugs when I was growing up, but she’s stopped and is doing fine.

They’re off and running

The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognostication, and strategizing by many of us who have nothing much to do with the real campaigns.

How Bill Cosby betrayed black community

Bill Cosby once famously told a well-heeled crowd at a 2004 NAACP awards ceremony that the biggest problem in the black community was: "The lower economic and lower middle economic people are not holding their end in this deal."

Rewriting Confederate history

On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy.

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