Editorials

Women Wage War

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By: Scherie Murray Almost one century ago, when the 19th Amendment was certified, it granted women the right to vote. Today, women are librarians, NFL coaches, Army Rangers, and in Congress, 104 women hold seats. Women are even running for President. Those are visible milestones, and it's worth celebrating. However, the fight has just begun for women. As many begin to reflect on women's history, women of the future are already making their next move. On the heels of a historic and powerful march on Washington, it is clear that women have something to say to President Trump. Over the last month women have proven that they are ready for action. They are stepping up in their local communities, even showing up at town hall meetings to make sure that their voices are heard. Notwithstanding, t...
Trump & Black America, What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? [Opinion]

Trump & Black America, What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? [Opinion]

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by Scherie Murray ScherieMurray.com President Barack H. Obama is out and President Donald J. Trump is in, just as Black History Month is about to begin. President Trump won in the face of incredible odds and now is the time Black America should brace itself for a victory as well. The question still remains, "What the hell do you have to lose?" I don't have the answer nor am I offended. One thing I know for sure is, I'm pumped! President Trump is establishing himself as a Conservative, pro American, law and order President, and the world is watching to see if the platforms he delivered on the campaign trail will fix America. Some may not agree with his style of politics, however, the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, as the 45th President of the United States should be a wake up call ...

We Like Free and Collard Greens

Editorials
With the primary election behind, voters have spoken.  Their message, ‘we like free and collard greens’.  ‘Free and Collard Greens’ is a phrase that has been used to describe a pattern of behavior of elected officials in which they offer lots of free events and giveaways that keep constituents happy and offer little else.  This phrase has been rumored to define the legacy of James Sanders Jr. during his days as a City Council Representative when several free concerts were offered to constituents.  Senator Sanders won the primary election against his challenger, Adrienne Adams.  This win was without the benefit of the backing of the Democratic Party and with a challenger who began with the election season with a high likeability factor and a significant war chest of

Birth of a Nation 2016

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November is an important month!  It includes an election in which the first Black President’s successor will be chosen and it charts the direction of this nation for the next generation.  Many predict that after our first Black President, America will have its first woman President. While the focus of this election season is primarily on the national race for President, the importance and impact of local elections has not garnered the warranted enthusiasm.  This election has been unprecedented in its negativity.  Voter turnout rates are predicted to be dismal with many opting to not make a choice this election.  While rhetoric may be high, voter and civic engagement is low.  In theaters now is Birth of a Nation.  The story chronicles the events leading
In Praise of Motherhood

In Praise of Motherhood

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How does she do it?  Raised in a household in which my mother was a ‘domestic engineer’, she scrubbed floors for a living and still managed to keep our home clean after a long days work.  It is my experience that mothers, whether domestic engineers or chief operating officers, sacrifice everything, and more, for their families.  You deserve our praise. Mothers awake in the predawn hours to prepare the family for its day; kids for school, dads for work, house for living, then tackle their day.  Mothers return home just in time to prepare a meal and settle the family down for the evening. ‘How was your day?’  ‘Did you finish your homework?’  Mothers ask us about our lives, make sure we are doing our work, encourage us when things don’t proceed as planned and foster a spirit of pers