Browsing All Posts filed under »Justice for All — Or Just Some«

Abortion is a Woman’s Decision–Not the State’s

March 3, 2011 by

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What a hot mess. I checked in to Facebook today, only to learn that South Dakota is on the path to passing a very disturbing law. The law would require women to wait a full 72 hours before they can have an abortion–those 72 hours can be the difference between life and death. On top […]

Today is election day–did you vote?

February 22, 2011 by

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Drop by any black household, visit any black church or tune in to the chatter at any black beauty salon in America and you are bound to hear the gripes of what it means to be black in America and how we are never given a fair shake. So why is it that today, Feb. […]

Unprofessional professionals – Dealing with negative comments about black-owned businesses

January 24, 2011 by

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I know in the African American community, some tend to be hypercritical of black-owned businesses. It’s not uncommon to hear: “Oh, well it’s black-owned, so what did you expect?” I have a problem with this and similar comments for two main reasons: 1) The African American community is clearly outnumbered by other businesses, not only because of […]

Guns don’t kill; people do

January 18, 2011 by

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Since the Tucson shooting the week before last, our U.S. lawmaking bodies have been pressured to change gun laws, according to this article in The New York Times.   While I respect and appreciate the theory that more gun control would reduce violent acts such as this one, I have to say that I doubt it […]

Settlement approved for defective HP, Apple and Dell computers

January 12, 2011 by

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If you own an Apple, Dell or HP laptop and you’ve experienced a blackened screen, scrambled characters or other symptoms identified here, your NVIDIA graphics card or motherboard likely have gone bad (like my own HP tablet notebook), and you’re in luck.   Last month, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, approved a settlement […]

Innocent until proven guilty? Why mugs in the news are a bad idea

January 6, 2011 by

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One of the greatest appeals of being an American is the democratic society in which we live,one that guarantees a fair trial, access to justice for all and innocence until proven guilty in our court of law. We know these are the promises made by our forefathers, but we know that reality paints a very […]

You don’t have to ostracize Rihanna to ‘forgive’ Chris Brown

December 14, 2010 by

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This weekend, I was disturbed by a conversation that I overheard regarding the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident. Although Rihanna’s face was beaten to a pulp, as evident by police photos, that did not stop these women from placing the blame squarely on her shoulders. And the sentiment is not uncommon; following the Chris Brown […]