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Recently just like NBA legend Michael Jordan, this writer also turned 50. And the strangest thing happened, although I am half way to 100, life has not ended or reduced in significance. Thus in honor of this, here is a list of men who are or will be 50 this year. Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born…

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There are many brave men and women of African descent who have served in the United States military. But for some reason, the spotlight is never fixed on those in leadership throughout the hallowed halls of the Pentagon. These are the seven highest ranking blacks serving in the U.S. military. 1. U.S. Army, Gen. Dennis L. Via: The sixth…

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Each year, based on required financial statement and annual disclosure forms, the public has access to information about lawmakers’ assets and liabilities, including stock-market holdings, rental properties, checking accounts, credit card balances, student loans and other financial obligations. As a result, the political daily Roll Cal publishes a list of all the members of congress…

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The more concerned Americans become with terror, the more freedom we give the government to infringe on our civil liberties. Just this week, President Obama implemented the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, or CISPA, via executive order although it was killed in the Senate last year after major public opposition. Now new technological breakthroughs may be…

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A new study recently published by the Las Vegas Review Journal paints a horrible picture of the Las Vegas Police Department in their interaction with minorities, particularly African Americans. The study, which was conducted under the leadership of Phillip Atiba Goff, executive director of research for the UCLA-based Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity, was…

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Although the imaginary fiscal cliff was avoided, there are some big issues left for President Obama to deal with pertaining to the economy. The most pressing is the debt ceiling. It is possible that the U.S. will go through a technical default for a few days, although most anticipate that Congress will give in and…

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President Barack Obama will make his 2013 State of the Union address to America tonight. We know he will touch on immigration reform, gun violence and maybe even LGBT rights, but what will he say to African Americans, specifically? He will discuss enhancing U.S. manufacturing but will not mention that jobs will not be coming…

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A new study just published has documented that first antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases have been detected in North America — a strain of gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic. It has been observed in at least nine North American patients. Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported notifiable disease in the…

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Most of America saw its first image of police brutality when Rodney King was beaten with excessive force by Los Angeles police officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.  If it were not for the video footage taken by an honest citizen and the pictures taken after the assault, many would never…

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It seems as if some celebrities either have no common sense or poor memory, especially when it comes to dealing with social media. This is particularly true for reality TV mogul and vixen Kim Kardashian. Just last year, she caused an uproar when she tweeted that she was praying for Israel. Now, Kanye West’s baby momma…

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Set during the years of turmoil after the Civil War, Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” is considered an American treasure by many. Morrison begins the novel in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1873. One of the leading characters, Sethe, a former slave, has been living with her eighteen-year-old daughter Denver. As readers learn about Sethe’s harrowing journey out of…

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Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his rap name 50 Cent, is a certified eight times platinum artist and well known for surviving being shot nine times in his native Queens, New York.  He has admitted to dealing drugs as a teen; however, he was eventually discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope…

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