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The economics of water

I can hear the backroom discussion now: “We can save money if we stop taking our drinking water from Lake Huron and start using water from the Flint River instead.”

Ask Carla: Should I tell potential employers I'm pregnant?

I’m pregnant! My husband and I are overjoyed but, I was planning on changing jobs in the very near future.

ASK ALMA: I think my nephew is gay

Dear Alma, I think my nephew is gay. I would even go so far as to say I know that he is gay. I don’t know why my sister, or his father or sisters and brothers can’t see it.

Blackonomics: Unrepresented by our Representatives

Does it really matter who wins the Presidency?

Will black America make major strides toward unity in 2016?

This year started with a bang and black America is in a position to build political organizations and alliances across generational and economical demographics.

Gun control alone can't curb violence

America may now have more guns than people. As President Barack Obama announces new executive action on gun control, United States gun manufacturing is a growth industry, almost doubling since the beginning of the Obama Administration (5.6 million in 2009; ...

Supreme Court puts reliable government jobs at-risk

Both of my parents worked in stable government jobs, so I had the privilege of growing up in a family that owned a home, a car, and set me on a path to college and even law school.

Need customer service from Facebook? Good Luck!

A friend convinced me that once my Facebook “friends” had hit the 5000 mark (the maximum permitted) that I should replace my existing page with a “Fan Page” or “Celebrity Page.”

From employment to empowerment, why what you drive matters

Ever since Henry Ford declared he’d pay $5 a day to workers in his factories, African Americans have had a love affair with the automotive industry in the United States.

How to make Christmas

I received a call from an old friend this morning. I've known him now for over forty years. When I was twenty years old I lived for four months with him and his family in Dayton, Ohio, while I attended ...

Blackonomics: Stop wasting your tax refund

As we talk about what to do and not do with our dollars during the holiday season, retailers are eagerly awaiting and preparing for another way to get your money.

For communities of color, the fight against diabetes is far from over

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2014. This represents the first sustained decrease in diagnosis since the ...

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defends racism from the bench

On the same day that President Barack Obama gave a stirring and historically grounded commemoration regarding the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment, the one that “abolished” slavery, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia chose to disregard tenets ...

The NAACP is broken, members must fix it

Having served the NAACP for ten years in several capacities, including branch president, and having donated money to its causes, I take no pleasure in writing this exposé.

ASK ALMA: When your partner's not interested in sex

Over my long Thanksgiving weekend, everywhere I went I encountered my married brothas complaining about the same thing – wives not wanting or initiating sex. It was as much a constant as football and turkey.

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