RUDOLPH LONCKE: Courts could do more to save our children

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OPINION – As an African American judge, now retired, I bring the perspective of a member of the judiciary to the Steering Committee on the Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD). Working within a system that has been afflicted with bias against African Americans and other minorities, it has been my life’s work to […]

DAVID FONTAINE: Don’t rely solely on Uncle Sam’s help during Retirement

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OPINION – You can’t watch television or read a newspaper without being reminded of the uncertain times we’re in. Disappearing jobs, disturbing stock market losses. I don’t need to tell you it’s rough out there. This has made retirement planning more complicated than ever. Many of us loss thousands of dollars in the stock market over […]

AMOS BROWN: Comcast & Time Warner Cable – A Good Deal For Our State

OPINION – The proposed combination of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has generated lots of heat in the media this year, but not a lot of light. At the NAACP, we look at deals like this through our own particular lens – asking what is best for consumers, what are the risks and downsides, and […]

TIANA BURSE: Wake Up With Purpose

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OPINION – Confucius once stated: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The number one question that I get asked on a daily basis is: “How did I manage to turn my passions into full-time income?” Every time I am asked this thought-provoking question, my […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: Educating the Kids Nobody Wants

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OPINION – After giving a recent education reform speech in Georgia, a thirty-something man approached me to discuss my views on the increasing school expulsion rate for kids, particularly boys of color. He told me that his wife was a special education teacher; that she worked with troubled kids and she had developed a close […]

AUBRY STONE: Teach & Train Financial Literacy to Black Youth

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OPINION – At the California Black Chamber of Commerce it is, without question, our duty and honor to teach and train the next generation of African American entrepreneurs the most successful route to financial success personally and in business. As the new century promised, society has ushered in a new business leader, formed from the […]

LYNNIS WOODS: How To Prevent A Stroke With Herbs & Vegetables

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OPINION – When my brother ‘n’ law had a stroke.  He was just over 50 years old.  Every day I hear about someone  under the age of 60 who has either died of stroke or had a stroke. Stroke is one of the top five killers of Americans and in many cases can be prevented. […]

TIANA BURSE: Why Some Entrepreneurs Succeed More Than Others

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OPINION – There are countless stories that have been written about what successful entrepreneurs do on a day-to-day basis that stand worlds apart from those who merely exist as entrepreneurs. As a relationship marketing coach, I’ve discovered that practically all successful entrepreneurs set goals, specifically at the first week or two in the new month of […]

KEVIN CHAVOUS: Black History Month – A Time to Know Who You Are

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OPINION – As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930’s and 40’s and they featured the main character leading, outsmarting and outfighting the savage native Africans as he roamed the jungle swinging from tree to […]

JAMES CLINGMAN: NAACP’s Voting Suppression Problem

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OPINION – While recalling those commercials, featuring Andre Agassi (pro tennis player) saying, “Image is everything” and Billy Crystal’s “Saturday Night Live” character, Fernando, who always said, “You look marvelous! It is better to look good than to feel good,” I also thought of the NAACP Image Awards and the fact that the NAACP’s image […]