Amid the fallout over the Brian Williams Iraq War fabrication, it’s almost hard to believe there was a time in the not-too-distant past when a network news anchor was the most trusted man in America. After watching NBC’s Williams try to regain his footing and public standing by way of a clumsy apology, the era of Walter Cronkite seems more akin to a fable, myth or fairytale than an actual period i
By Darren Richardson on Feb 07, 2015
A small number of doctors are “firing” any of their patients who refuse to vaccinate themselves or their children. This comes on the heels of the second-largest measles outbreak in at least 15 years, with almost 100 cases reported in January of 2015 alone, and 644 cases in 27 states in 2014. The disease, which was documented as eliminated in the United States in 2000, has made a comeback thanks in
By Kay Solo on Feb 01, 2015
Conversion therapy is the controversial practice of trying to “cure” a gay or transgender person’s attractions or gender identity. In recent years there has been a nationwide push to ban the practice, at the very least for minors who are often subjected to it by their parents, and it has been moderately successful. But a new Oklahoma bill, the first of its kind in the country, would protect conver
By Kay Solo on Jan 31, 2015
Doctors do their best. However, even if we expect nothing less than perfection when it comes to how doctors perform in life-and-death situations, it’s time for us to face one fact: Doctors, just like us, are human. And this year, doctors may just provide health care not as well as they did in 2014 because of one important reason: Burnout. Anyone working a 40-hour week runs the risk of experiencing
By Stef dela Cruz on Jan 31, 2015
A troubling new online pranking trend involves tweeting threats to airlines about bombs hidden on specific planes while they are in the air. While many of the threats invoke the Islamic State, officials believe the threats are mostly the work of practical jokers instead of terrorists. However, in a world still rocked by terrorism, these threats are taken very seriously. Officials often divert flig
By Barry Eitel on Jan 30, 2015
If you use Facebook regularly, you’ve probably seen it all. You were there when Facebook was going to start charging its users. You had to post a status that gave you immunity from Facebook stealing your content. You were there for the app viruses, the Ebola scares, the looming video ads and the apps that let you see who recently looked at your profile. You might have even seen the contests that c
By Kay Solo on Jan 30, 2015
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By Barry Eitel on Mar 05, 2015
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
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, marketing, science and technology. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Ibadan 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.
Delilah Jean Williams is an environmental journalist, published author, political junkie, photographer and former reporter.