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ColorsI was on “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” last week. This is a weekly TV show that deals with Black political issues, among other things. The roundtable discussion was very lively, but I was amazed at my fellow panelists’ response to something I said.

GiftstAlthough the dictionary calls it archaic, the “management of a household” is one of the definitions listed for the word “economy.”   Another definition is “a saving or attempt to reduce expenditures.” Yet another is “a system of interacting elements, especially when seen as being harmonious.” And still another definition for economy has to do with “the production and consumption of goods and services of a community regarded as a whole.” As I look at those descriptions of an economy, only the last one partially applies to Black Americans collectively, and that’s the “consumption” part.

JBThe issue surrounding homosexuality in America is a hot-button issue that has riveted this nation in the recent years. As of late, the issue of same-sex marriage has dominated the headlines and has been a major topic of discussion the media to the Supreme Court.

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Pill_PoppinAlthough President Obama has yet to declare an end to the 40-year-old war on drugs, he has placed the weight of his office on viewing drug addiction as more than just a criminal justice issue.

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Pill_PoppinPresident Obama has made his first nomination of an African-American to his cabinet this term, winning accolades from some African-American leaders.

MayorParkerMayor Annise D. Parker announced the launch of “TweetMyJobs Houston!” during today’s State of the City address. This new online jobs platform, powered by TweetMyJobs, revolutionizes recruitment by incorporating mobile and social media.

MayorParkerOn May 17, 2013, 8:00 pm, the Houston Forward Times will honor many of the Greater Houston area’s visionary pastors, as they present their 2nd Annual 2013 Visionary Pastor’s Awards at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in the General Assembly Theater.

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