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Our children must realize racism is alive

As a Mother who raised two Black sons I now understand the importance of discussing racism in America with our children, especially with our sons.  The discussion of racism can never begin too early. Ideally, it should began during early childhood and continue even during their adult life if we are to have hope and intend for our children to have a positive future in the United States of A

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My brother’s keeper starts at home

During President Barack Obama’s first run for the Whitehouse, his opponents called him inexperienced and unprepared to run the country.  However, after serving six years in office and half way through his second term in office we know just how politically savvy and astute our President really is.  Never before have we had a president whose experience is as broad as that of President Obama.  President Obama’s experience is

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Profiling must end for healing to begin

The civil right movement was successful in reducing racial disparities in systems, policies and services that used to promote white supremacy in America. However, by no means has racism been eradicated; it just became subtle and camouflaged. Racism is alive and well in America and we must make sure our children are aware of this fact. Although racial discrimination is illegal in America and punishable by law it is usually disguised as an organizational policy, state mandate or law such as the infamous “Stand Your Ground.”

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Jordan Davis’ family still seeking justice

Michael Dunn a white software developer claims that it was out of fear that he shot and murdered 17-year-old Black teenager, Jordan Davis. According to the shooter, the teenager pointed a gun at him and threatened his life after he asked him to turn down the loud music that was coming from

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Let’s not forget our local heros this Black History Month

Black History is officially recognized during the month of February.   Schools, businesses and communities throughout the United States will celebrate the lives of well-known African American leaders such as the late Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Mary McCloud Bethune, Malcolm X. and a host of others who carved out a path for all people of African descent.  African American leaders

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Stop treating Black youth like disposables

The shooting death of 10-year old Aaron Vu during the robbery of his parents’ nail salon was brutal and senseless. Aaron’s father was also shot during the robbery — thankfully he survived. The community was in shocked by this brutal crime and anxiously awaited the arrest of this cold blooded killer. When news

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Forgive others, show love and celebrate life

On Thursday many of us will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and close friends. Thanksgiving is definitely a day of reunification and celebration for most of us. And as we come together to celebrate we will fondly reminisce about the special times we shared with those loved ones who are no longer able to celebrate the holiday with us.

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I hope you voted for city commissioner

On Tuesday, Election Day, many of the registered voters in District 5 were missing in action (MIA) or as most of us would say: “no shows at the polls.” Of course, it is troubling when voters don’t show up during an election. And with the seat in District 5 on the ballot the constituents in District 5

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Miami Gardens leaders to face hard facts

Miami-Dade County is no different from any other urban city in this country when it comes to gun violence plaguing the streets of our communities. No city or community in this country goes unscathed by the escalating incidents of gun violence. Whether the violence is stemming from domestic abuse