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Don’t let tempting predatory loans spoil the holidays

From Christmas carols to decorations that celebrate the season, the holidays mark the time of year when families and loved ones anticipate joyous celebrations and gift giving.

Paying it forward during the holidays

Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite "orphans"— people like my wife and me who have no other place to go.

Beyond Ferguson: The Deeper Issue

It can only be a good thing that the attention of the nation is focused on the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its aftermath. However, if the debate continues to be on the details of this ...

Marion Barry was a personal hero!

We recently lost Marion Barry, an American icon, who changed this nation in ways most don’t understand. I remember coming to Washington, D.C. for the first time in 1964.

This Thanksgiving: Shine like the stars

Surely, most of us have something to give thanks for. We all have problems, aches and things that we desire.

When does one become 'black enough?'

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson published a revealing article a month ago on ThePlayersTribune.com in which he discussed being a bully in grade school.

Loretta Lynch, get ready for a fight

If the confirmation process for Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, gets significantly delayed, the reason will be pure politics.

Black by popular demand

The black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate.

Democrats bash Obama yet want black vote

Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win black votes?

Kidnapped Nigerian girls 'pawns'

The announcement by senior Nigerian military and government officials that an agreement has been reached with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 kidnapped Chibok girls is welcome, although it has understandably been greeted with considerable caution. And ...

Eric Holder’s legacy: No coward on race

After being confirmed as the nation’s first African American U.S. Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, Jr. wasted little time putting everyone on notice that he would not tiptoe around the volatile subject of race.

Residents of Ferguson need to make a change

Some have argued that Ferguson is symbolic of “inner city America.” They argue that Ferguson is about racism, hopelessness, structural and systemic discrimination, and blacks who feel helpless.

Robin Williams and depression: We all wear a mask

Smart, successful, funny and handsome. Robin Williams seemed to have it all. And yet, today he is dead. Apparently, by his own choice.

Cyber Child Abuse

Don't let technology take precedence over your children.

The high cost of injustice

What if we didn’t incarcerate people who commit non-violent crimes?

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