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Weeks before the Nov. 13 airing of “Black In America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley,” a debate broke out on Twitter that challenged the myth of African Americans getting a free pass for the sake of diversity. TechCrunch’s founder, Michael Arrington, spoke frankly about his difficulties in finding black entrepreneurs to launch at…

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Fox News is at it again. Neo-con glimmer twins Anne Coulter and Shawn Hannity celebrated Halloween by doing a shallow dive into why Herman Cain can’t get any love (no pun intended). In less than five minutes, the two swung a Little League-sized big bat and heralded Cain’s background and lineage while disparaging President Obama.…

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As the country wraps up Red Ribbon Month, the festivities are scaled back but the problems with drug abuse remain. Often, the first line of defense to preventing a teenager from engaging in substance abuse comes from the home. Here are a few suggestions from the Parents Resource Center at Drugfree.org. Talking and listening regularly…

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Look around. It’s bad out there. Business financing has dried up. Commercial real estate rents are at an all time low, but customers are using price matching and coupons, further slicing into profit margins. Meanwhile, the competitors are circling like sharks waiting for the one misstep that is going to be your demise. WWSJD –…

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If ball clubs and clothing lines bore you silly as potential investments, consider putting your money where it can do more good and get everybody some shine. Corporate social responsibility is spreading fast. Why? Often a great investment, it garners the kind of notoriety that is usually reserved for those who dip behind enemy lines…

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The annual Red Ribbon Celebration launched Oct. 23 and continues through November. A commitment that binds millions to commit to raising the awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, the Red Ribbon campaign also encourages prevention, early intervention and treatment services. The Red Ribbon Celebration is the largest, most visible prevention awareness campaign observed annually…

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After the shock of the news, comes the realization that a breast cancer diagnosis means a lot more than belligerent cells that defy a normal life cycle. The patient needs help on all levels and so do their families: Research support groups. The debate rages on about the benefits of breast cancer support groups. While…

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Before the current budget crisis came along and presented school systems and African American communities with reduced teaching staffs, intramural sports, free or reduced lunches, and counseling services, there was another lolling epidemic:  the high school dropout rate among African American students. According to a 2009 U.S. Department of Education and National Center for Education…

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Washington lawmakers continue to search for areas of improvement with No Child Left Behind. There is consensus that the law needs to be change, however the specific changes are what’s up for debate.  The foundation of the discussion is how to better serve the 5 percent of students and schools that have the lowest performance…

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With Powerball’s latest roll over reaching a staggering $148 million, that piece of paper in your purse or pants pocket a new life may be close at hand. But, before you pop open the magnum of champagne at the back of the refrigerator, give serious consideration to what life would be like on the other…

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A vaginal gel used to reduce a woman’s risk of contracting AIDS has shown to be even more effective in reducing exposure to genital herpes. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health, Gilead Sciences, Inc., and universities in Belgium and Italy give hope for new prevention options as the microbicide gel could lower the incidence…

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Neo-conservative Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ran a winning campaign last fall by repeatedly reminding Florida voters that his parents fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took control of the country. However, the Washington Post has obtained records that dispute that. A review of various documents show that Rubio’s parents actually arrived in the United Stated more…

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The mantra at last night’s Republican campaign debate could have been “you rollin’ with a roughneck,” as Mitt Romney and Rick Perry engaged in a Former GOP Governor Fight Club of sorts. Romney’s face-off and verbal smack down earned him some street creds as he instructed Perry on the rules of debate when Perry repeatedly…

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