What's in a name? More than you might think. You might not know but, neither Madonna, Cher, or even Beyoncé, were the first celebrities to be referred to or known solely by their first names. Not at all. In fact, that honor goes to -- in my humble opinion -- to those "real stars" of yesteryear like "Bette" as in Bette Davis, "Valentino" as in Rudolph, "Marilyn" as in Monroe and "Bogie" as in Bogar
By Debbie L. Sklar on Sep 17, 2014
There were some excellent team and individual performances this past weekend, but nothing had a significant affect on the current race for the Heisman trophy. Marcus Mariota did what was expected of him in Oregon’s big win over Craig Bohl’s Wyoming Cowboys, completing over 80 percent of his passes for nearly 300 total yards and four touchdowns. Despite Georgia’s loss to South Carolina in Columbia,
By Tyler Waddell on Sep 17, 2014
Science & Tech
When everyone shopped in brick-and-mortar stores, marketing was a lot simpler. Today’s consumers have the world at their fingertips, and they can access the products and services they want from more different devices than anyone would have imagined just a decade ago. Where digital marketing has been and where it’s going is where data and creativity meet. Knowing how to successfully marry the two i
By Maryann Tobin on Sep 17, 2014
A Michigan funeral home has opened a drive-thru window so that people can pay their last respects to friends and loved ones from the comfort of their vehicles, The Saginaw News reported. Imagine the possibilities. “I’d like a Big Mac combo and upgrade to a milkshake, please,” the man in the car at the drive-thru window said. “Sir, this is the Paradise Funeral Chapel drive-thru,” the lady replied.
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 17, 2014
"I am entering on the history of a period rich in disasters, frightful in its wars, torn by civil strife, and even in peace full of horrors." – Tacitus, The Histories, AD 69. Have you noticed that Russia and China, while world powers, never get involved in any humanitarian aid, never condemn terrorists except those within their own borders, never step in to make the world a better place? Instead,
By Barry Ellsworth on Sep 17, 2014
The first financial shoe just dropped in the NFL's autumn of violent off-field scandals. The Radisson hotel chain has suspended their sponsorship of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings over two ongoing child abuse scandals involving star running back Adrian Peterson. This is a local, team-specific sponsorship of the Vikings, not a national deal. But it is the first sponsorship deal the NFL has lost. This
By Joe Kukura on Sep 16, 2014
For a location with a little of everything, Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain is the perfect destination. Whether you want beaches, cities, deserts, forests, mountains or volcanoes, there is something for everyone, and better yet, everything is within a very short distance of each other. Dubbed the “Island of Spring” due to its year-round perfect temperatures, it’s a getaway for any time of
By Anne Sewell on Sep 15, 2014
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Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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