Daily Archive: May 31, 2013

    Recovery? Not for the common people

    Without vision, the Bible teaches, the people perish. And in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Newark and cities across the country, the people are perishing. Each week in Chicago, we witness more pain. Teachers are laid off and schools are closed. Transit workers are terminated and bus service is cut. Families lose their homes, and…

    Age limit for rapping?

    When rap music first emerged in the fall of 1979 by way of a catchy song titled “Rapper’s Delight” by a trio from Harlem called the Sugarhill Gang, it was assumed by just about everyone that this was a novelty song. The public had never heard anyone “rappin’ to the beat.” The song, featuring Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright, G…

    Destiny’s Child, a video journey

    Destiny’s Child — Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and former members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett — made history on several levels during their lengthy and fruitful time together. Historians say that as far as success and enduring impact is concerned, the group ranks second only to the Supremes, a…

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    Obama Challenges Congress on Increasing Student Loan Rates

    Friday morning, President Barack Obama was flanked by college students from around the country as he urged Congress to address a doubling of government-supported student loan rates set to go in to effect July 1. Similar to a push the President made last year, the current interest rates will balloon from 3.4 to 6.8 percent based …

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    Atlanta Mom Putting Air in Tires Gets SUV Stolen With 4-Year-Old Son Inside

    Hilary Grotewold was putting air in to the tires of her late-model SUV at an Atlanta gas station on Thursday morning, when a man reportedly approached her vehicle, got in, and sped away with her 4-year-old son in the backseat, reports WSBTV. Grotewold was en route to take her son, Jarren Griffin, to preschool, when she noticed that one of her tires was low and needed air, so she stopped at a gas station to fill it. Once she got out of the vehicle, she left the vehicle running and had her purse on the seat of the SUV. …