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Education Is Hope

(6) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 11:11 AM

As we approach the end of a long and divisive political campaign season, one issue has received little to no attention. We have a national crisis in education. The United States, once leading the world college graduates, has now fallen to the middle of the pack. With 63 percent of...

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Thanksgiving 2011: America Trusts God, But Will God Trust America?

(79) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 11:00 PM

On this Thanksgiving of 2011, America is at a crossroads. Overall civility in politics and society is at an all-time low. Political leaders, placing party and re-election over doing the right thing, are not creating meaningful or sustainable policies. American businesses are not hiring. Working people cannot pay their bills...

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Helping More of Our People Make it in America

(9) Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 6:05 PM

America is still recovering from the worst economic crisis many of us have seen in our lifetimes. For many African-Americans, recovery is not coming nearly fast enough. We have made some progress since the worst days of the crisis -- President Obama inherited an economy that was losing nearly three-quarters...

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