Several months ago, Leslye Joy Allen, a doctoral student in history at Georgia State University, lamented on her Facebook page that “the brothers were not doing enough to combat abuse against women.” She took two well-intentioned “brothers” to task in an unrelenting diatribe to get across the point that you can’t just do the right thing in your personal dealings with women; you must also get invol
By Harold Michael Harvey, JD on Aug 30, 2014
By the time I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, I had talked myself into believing he could be precisely the right man for the times, someone who could get government to work more efficiently while simultaneously strengthening the private sector. As the old saying goes, we believe what we want to believe. Like almost 70 million other Americans at the time, I believed Obama was a better choice than t
By Darren Richardson on Aug 29, 2014
While the rest of the world struggles with the Ebola scare, steadily gaining momentum in the background is its “mini-me:” dengue. Dengue possesses Ebola-like symptoms, such as fever, headaches, muscle or joint pains, upset stomach and vomiting. Of course, Ebola and dengue are different in many ways. Whether you’re someone traveling to a tropical country in the next few months or a local who wants
By Stef dela Cruz on Aug 29, 2014
Burning Man of 1986 started by Larry Harvey as a simple art festival where built art was burnt has come a long way. It has gotten more complex over the years. Now it is a five square mile, tented and RV city in the plains of the Black Rock Desert near Reno, Nevada, drawing in almost 70,000 people from all over the world. What sets the Burning Man apart from other festivals is the ‘cashless - no mo
By Preetam Kaushik on Aug 29, 2014
It has been reported by Bloomberg that J P Morgan Chase as well as four other banks have been subjected to a well-synchronized cyber attack this month. Reports said that hackers had stolen gigabytes of vital customer data. Sensitive data from employee personal computers was also lifted by the hackers. It is feared that European banks could be among the victims of the hackers. Sources indicate that
By Preetam Kaushik on Aug 29, 2014
Mitt Romney not only lost the 2012 presidential election to President Barack Obama, he lost the race for the 2008 Republican nomination to someone who also lost to Obama, even when Obama did not have the power of incumbency on his side. But with Obama ineligible to seek a third term in 2016, could the time finally be right for Romney? Iowa Republicans seem to think so. In a USA Today/Suffolk poll
By Darren Richardson on Aug 28, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 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.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business and marketing. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
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Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
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