Tag: brenda robinson

Boldy back to Africa

Boldy back to Africa

| August 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson President Barack Obama, as with all U.S. Presidents, has had his share of critics. Some of the criticism was legitimate, some just politically necessary, and some just because he is black. Yet, of all the the things he did wrong, he certainly got some right. His position on the continent of Africa […]

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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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Feeding hungry school children the right move

Feeding hungry school children the right move

| August 5, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The new federal school free food program has some politicians and other Americans angry. This group, as they do with other social service/entitlement programs, contends families in need are pimping the system, and basically believe adults should and could provide for their own children. These critics believe the cliche, pull yourself up […]

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The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

The Lord sent UNCF gift—even if devil had to deliver it

| July 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Prior to his death in 2009, Oral Roberts, an American Pentecostal televangelist and president of Oral Roberts University, stirred up controversy with his alleged receipt of millions of dollars from a contributor’s gambling payout. A Fort Wayne minister made a clever statement about the alleged contribution. The minister said, “Sometimes the Lord […]

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Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

Some harsh truths behind the immigration debate

| July 22, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Politics are as American as apple pie. We expect any United States Congress and any U.S. president to engage in politics, reading the pulse of voters, in most cases, before making decisions or setting policy. However, there are situations so crucial and potentially counterproductive that politics must take a back seat for the […]

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The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

The Rev. Al Sharpton—fearless advocate for the voiceless

| July 15, 2014

By Brenda Robinson He has been referred to as fake, opportunist, trouble maker, racist, and even a man who preys upon the very people he claims to help.  However, his critics got it wrong.  The Rev. Al Sharpton has historically held America accountable for unfair practices and downright racism.  The most recent incident, a California […]

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Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

Collective bargaining essential for committed workforce,vibrant economy

| July 11, 2014

By Brenda Robinson The pending approval by the City Council of the firefighters most current contract causes a reflection of last month’s end of collective bargaining for city employees who are not firefighters are police officers. The vote, along party lines, with six Republican voting to overturn Mayor Tom Henry’s veto and three Democrats voting […]

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Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

Black Music Month fitting time to honor memory of Michael Jackson

| June 29, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Where were you June 25, 2009? Just as most Americans remember what they were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans also remember when the King of Pop died. Michael Jackson died of a fatal overdose of an anesthetic, commonly used to put patients to […]

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Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

| June 5, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Not only America, but the world has a heart kinda heavy.  Maya Angelou, Ph.D.,  died last week and the world lost a poet, writer, producer, actress, activist, civil rights leader, composer, singer, dancer and educator.  However, most of all, we lost a friend. What made Angelou the nation and world’s friend?  Firstly, […]

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60 years after Brown, schools still need fixing

60 years after Brown, schools still need fixing

| May 28, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sixty year ago, America’s school systems were ordered desegregated. This action followed the case that became known as Brown v Board of Education. The main focus was whether or not states had the right to sponsor segregation in their schools. Well, that order changed the face of America in more ways than […]

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