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Wisdom About Your Wisdom Teeth.

April 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that come into your mouth. Unlike other teeth, they don’t usually appear until the late teens or even early twenties. Many people’s wisdom teeth come in easily. Their mouth and gums allow for the teeth to erupt without causing pain and discomfort. However, for some […]

2016, Doubting Black Voters.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If it’s presidential-primary time it’s a given a significant part of the political discourse will involve dissing Black voters. Sometimes this gambit takes the form of citing Blacks’ reliable massive support for the Democratic Party as proof they don’t “understand” the issues at stake and who their real political “friends” are. Or, it […]

2016 Election: Poor People are Discouraged From Voting.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting. “Poor people don’t vote,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I mean, that’s just a fact. That’s a sad reality of American society.” What’s a […]

Essential Tips for Anyone Opening a Store.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( These days, it’s common for most entrepreneurs to start their stores online. There are still many benefits of starting and running a physical store though. The challenges that come with it often but people off, but if you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here are some essential tips for you. Invest in the […]

I Don’t See Color. I Just See People.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( This design, originally proposed by Bard College student Coriana Johnson, depicts colorblindness as a form of whitewashing. In rejecting the connection between race, culture, and identity, the default color becomes white. Many of us, as young adolescents, have been given tremendous context as to what is considered beautiful and worthy in terms of […]

Beyonce, Dear Piers Morgan.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I absolutely understand why you didn’t get the new Beyoncé album. *Newsflash, honey* it wasn’t made for you… and I’m going to need you to be cool with that. Now, I found quite a few of the comments in your piece to be highly “inflammatory and agitating.” As a black woman, I am […]

Congress: A Superior Vision.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some […]

Five Financial Plans Not Enough People Pay Attention To.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( We’re turning into a world that seems to have a lot less training for the realities of life than before. The up-and-coming generation of millennials shows less awareness of many of the financial realities that will govern and change big parts of their lives. However, they’re not the first to display it. Indeed, […]

5 Things That Should Be In Your Diet.

April 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Fast food, chocolate bars and soft drinks; these are all things that we know should not be in our diet. But what about the things that absolutely should? With so much information out there, it can be tricky to know what is really a superfood, and what just has super advertising! So, without […]

Child Watch: Recognizing All of America’s S/Heroes.

April 25, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models: Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. As a child I read books about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. She and indomitable and eloquent slave woman Sojourner Truth represent countless thousands of anonymous slave women […]

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