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The politics of leadership

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will likely become chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Though he has yet to be elected by his Republican peers, he has given several interviews that indicate how he would change the ...

What if the CBC was pro-business?

The Congressional Black Caucus in its short history has basically been a bastion of progressive or liberal thinkers. Of the 42 members who can vote, their record collectively has been on a pro-socialistic direction. All of them are a part ...

School Choice Emerging as a Go-To Issue for African American Voters

With each election, political experts can look at various voting patterns by certain groups to determine which issues are important to those groups. For instance, among African American voters, it is clear that issues such as jobs, quality housing, affordable ...

Are Republicans ready to welcome Blacks?

Since the Republicans takeover of Congress on Nov. 4, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from many of my friends who are Democrats indicating that they are ready to join the Republican Party. My dilemma is that I ...

Loretta Lynch deserves swift confirmation

African American women were excited about President Barack Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. Since she has sailed through two Senate confirmations, her current confirmation ought to move quickly and ...

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people ...

Practical Politics

Along with the usual pablum trying to dissect the reasons why and who to blame for another Democratic Party ‘shellacking’ in the 2014 midterm elections—an ultimately unsatisfying bit of penis paddling, there is another story of interest underneath—the election and ...

Democrats have no consistent message

Pundits are likely to spend the next several weeks attempting to explain the many reasons that Republicans simply kicked the Democrats square in the hind parts to dominate both houses of Congress in ways that had not been expected. With ...

What will you find during medicare open enrollment?

Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and ...

Practical Politics

Encouragements and inducements toward diversity are indeed upon us as a society. TV shows like “Modern Family,” and many more, trumpet that theme—the USA is an ethnically and otherwise diverse society.

Counting the Cost

The most common model of college attendance is that a young person who graduates from high school and heads directly to college, perhaps taking a year off in between to work, take a “13th class.” While many students start off ...

Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as open enrollment begins

Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current coverage as open enrollment begins.

Blackonomics

The Black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the democrats hold the U.S. Senate. President Obama is on Black radio shows, and of course “Little” Al’s TV show, giving us the rundown on how important our ...

Five Compton schools win Apple grants

Bursch, Carver, Jefferson, and Kelly elementary schools along with Walton Middle School are among 114 schools in 29 states nationwide that were selected to receive Apple grants through the White House’s ConnectED Initiative.

Brooklyn prosecutor emerges as a top candidate to lead U.S. Justice Department

Loretta Lynch, the head federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, is emerging as a leading candidate to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to people familiar with the matter, after another top contender withdrew her name from the running last week.

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