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Vietnam – The Worst Years of our Lives – Part I

During the past two weekends Kay and I “binge watched” the PBS documentary special on The Vietnam War.  It is factual, well produced and is necessary for all Americans to view and take to heart.  Caution:  If you remember the Vietnam days like I do, it will be strong medicine to take.  It showed that our leadership (elected officials) is not a thing of perfection.  In fact, it is as faulty as humanity can b ...

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The American Flag Is Soaked in Black Blood

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put their hands to their hearts; and why should they? The song that is sung is an insult to people of color. When I hear “the land of the ...

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FBI wiretap on Manafort in 2016 can only mean that almost the entire Trump campaign was bugged by Obama

By Robert Romano A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant was obtained against former Trump campaign manager and chairman Paul Manafort at a time when he had an apartment at Trump Tower and was either actively working on the campaign or still in contact with the campaign, according to the Sept. 19 CNN report. As a result, it turns out the FBI under former President Barack Obama, Attorney ...

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Victims in Thousands of Potential Hate Crimes Never Notify Police

A new federal survey on hate crimes offers cause for both alarm and confusion. By Joe Sexton More than half of the people who said they were the victim of a hate crime in recent years did not report the incidents to police. When victims did report to the police, their assailants were arrested in just 10 percent of the cases. The incidents reported as hate crimes were almost always violent (90 percent) and o ...

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What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead Guilty.

This is Part 3 of a 4-part series on the wrongful conviction of James Owens, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 1988 for a murder he didn’t commit. A case out of Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction. James Owens never resigned himself to his fate. A f ...

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How U.S. natural gas will help countries meet their Paris commitments

By Merrill Matthews   While critics bemoan President Trump’s decision to pull out of -- or renegotiate -- the Paris climate agreement, the United States has been reducing its greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade. And now the country is poised to help a number of the signatory countries reduce theirs as well.   In his commitment to the Paris negotiators, President Obama “pledged” to reduce ...

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