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Jimmy Carter : Death Penalty FlawedThe Georgia Democrat said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that he hopes "this tragedy will spur us as a nation toward the total rejection of capital punishment."

Davis was executed late Wednesday night for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. His supporters say he was the victim of mistaken identity, while prosecutors and MacPhail's family said justice was finally served after four years of delays.

The American Jobs ActPresident believes that inaction is not an option...

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s Sept. 8 jobs speech, the White House has released a report specifically outlining the impact of his proposal on African-Americans who have been hardest hit by the economic crisis.

Supporting Grandparents caring for childrenAt a time in life when many are beginning to ease into retirement and enjoying a little more free time, Mr. and Mrs. B. found themselves unexpectedly starting all over again—struggling to care for their adopted daughter’s two young sons.  Their daughter’s bipolar disorder was recognized very late, and though she stays involved in her sons’ lives, neither she nor their father were able to be a full-time parent. 

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J Boney Speaks Column

For those that are really concerned about the future of your city, communities and school districts, you should be aware that the November election candidates for Houston Mayor, 10 City Council district seats, 5 City Council At-Large seats, and 4 Houston Independent School District School board seats have been announced.

Incumbent Houston City Controller Ron Green and two-term District E City Council Member Mike Sullivan will have no opponent in the upcoming election. 

Houston Black News, Religion, Business, Sports and Entertainment | forwardtimes.com Forward Times

J Boney Speaks Column

Don’t you just love watching magicians perform?

From the great Harry Houdini to David Copperfield, we always seem to have the same reaction.....wonder and amazement.

I mean, in your mind you know there is absolutely no way they can actually perform that feat, but no matter how many times they perform it and we see it, we want to know how they pulled it off.

Black Consumer Alert

Most Big Advertisers Don’t Respect the African American Consumer.

 

Special to the NNPA
From Our Weekly

How much do most big corporate advertisers respect the African American consumer—25 percent, 15 percent, 5 percent, or one percent?

If you guessed one percent you were wrong. It’s less than that—.68 percent, to be exact.

Houston Black News, Religion, Business, Sports and Entertainment | forwardtimes.com Forward Times

J Boney Speaks Column

I must admit, I love movies and television shows that are full of mystery and suspense.

One of the shows that I loved growing up and still can’t get enough of through viewing re-runs, is Matlock.

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