ASK ALMA by Alma Gill Dear Alma: I have a terrible problem concerning my dad. My mother and father were married for more than 50 years and had four children–three girls and a son–all now grown. We all work full-time jobs and live in different states. Only one–a sister–lives near my parents. She is not […]
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry–the product of political horse-trading in Washington that has erased a critical portion of the already-meager subsidy the […]
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LET’S DO BETTER Most of us are thankful. Most of us grew up believing Thanksgiving was a time to show gratitude for whatever we had. As time passed, we became somewhat more aware of the historical inaccuracy of Thanksgiving (for example, discovering America’s theft from Native Americans), but the tradition remained. This celebration is now […]
The day after Thanksgiving, so-called “Black Friday,” will be a moment for national protests over the conditions faced by thousands of Walmart workers.
LET’S DO BETTER Detroit elected a new mayor several weeks ago. He is 55-year-old Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and Detroit Medical Center chief executive. He moved to Detroit, from Livonia, Mich., a year ago, to run for the job, but at that time a residency issue forced him to withdraw from the race. He […]