05-26-2017  2:16 am      •     
Rainbow/ PUSH

One resolution for the new year: Let's make clear the choices we are making as a country. I…


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Child Watch

"If you want to be important — wonderful. If you want to be recognized —…


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As the year 2005 fades away, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what the Portland…


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The Pastors Point

"The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time…


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The Last Word

Environmentalists hit the roof in 2002 when President George Bush announced his Clean Sky…


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Urban Issues

The African American Diaspora went through a lot in 2005. Legends of our 20th century legacy and…


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Voice of Reason

In fairness to U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., a great many things he said during his recent press…


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The big puzzle is why anyone is shocked that President Bush eavesdropped on Americans. The National Security Agency for decades has routinely monitored the phone calls and telegrams of thousands of us. The rationale has always been the same, and Bush said it again in defending his spying — it was done to protect Americans from foreign threat or attack. The targets in the past have been Muslim extremists, communists, peace activists, Black radicals, civil rights leaders and drug peddlers.


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Three years ago America was amazed to hear about the stories of two ordinary citizens who gave extraordinary gifts to the world: Matel Dawson and Osceola McCarty. Their stories are even memorable given the untold suffering so many faced in the year just ended. First, there was Matel Dawson Jr., a blue-collar worker at Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, who since 1939 lived in a small one-bedroom apartment in nearby Highland Park, Mich.. He was 81


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There is something in the eyes of a genuine comedian, something that can't hide the intelligence, curiosity and the absolute drive to express. Sometimes it is too terrible to say outright, but with a twinkle in the eye or a quiver of the lip, or a quick gesture, the comic's depth is safely revealed.
Richard Pryor had those eyes.


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