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A Week with Zetta Elliott

The Twin Cities will be hosting award-winning author, academic, and activist Zetta Elliott from Tuesday, September 13 to Saturday, September 17, 2016, for a series of panels, and school and library visits. 436 more words

Colin Kaepernick...Protesting or a Disgrace? My Mom and I disagree

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States. 833 more words

Officials turn focus to taking care of racehorses in retirement

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – As the Saratoga racing season comes to a close, attention is being focused on taking care of the horses after their racing careers are over. 72 more words


Discover Challenge: Open-Minded

Reading the newspaper, watching the news, looking at Yahoo headlines (or much worse, the comments) could easily make a half the people in the United States believe that the other half has lost their minds. 755 more words

Political Commentary

Purpose Driven

Beep beep! Who got the keys to the Jeep?

So sparks can fly and movement be ignited by the heat.

Yes, the heat. It measures my progress… 403 more words

Poetry/Spoken Word

Back To School

Summer is coming to an end and it is about that time again to be pulling my hair out over inconvenient school events and activities. Tomorrow, is the first day for both of my boys and they seem to be excited. 412 more words


Im-Politic: What the Hell Many Black Voters Really Have to Lose

Even by the off-the-wall standards of this presidential campaign, one of the most stunning spectacles has entailed the reactions by many African-Americans (and many of their supposed leaders) to… 938 more words