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The Golden Years: One Step Forward or Several Steps Back? – The Huffington Post

African Americans have historically endured extreme disparities in wages, wealth, housing and healthcare. These differences have caused more than half of African-American retirees to be economically insecure says the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/gerry-hudson/the-golden-years-one-step_b_1278869.html Share on Facebook

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Aretha picks Halle for Movie Bio

Reports are that Aretha Franklin’s choice to portray her in a biographical movie is Halle Berry. Come on Aretha! Keep it real! Halle is a great actress but I can’t see her pulling this one off. My pick would be … Continue reading

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Tito doing the Blues!

Tito “Jackson 5″ Jackson is now doing the Blues Concert circuit. Currently touring with Bobby Blue Bland. What you think? Share on Facebook

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Former Head of Civil Rights Commission on Obama – “a sense of betrayal”

Image via Wikipedia An interview published today at TheRoot.com with the former head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Mary Frances Berry quotes Ms. Berry as saying that Obama’s election “was our payoff.” She asserts that there is no Civil … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repealed

Repeal of Don’t ask Don’t Tell passed the Senate today and now awaits the President’s signature. As a veteran submarine sailor I’m not sure I would have been real comfortable with being in such tight quarters with openly gay shipmates … Continue reading

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Nixon thought it’d take 500 years

Recently released conversations from the 265 hours of tapes made in the Oval Office during the Nixon presidency show just how out of touch he was regarding black people. His secretary of state, William Rogers, had commented that blacks were … Continue reading

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Can working longer actually help maintain Baby Boomers mental health?

The first Baby Boomers will begin to turn 65 next year and over the next 20 years will be filling the ranks of the retired and unemployed in record numbers.We’ve all heard it before. “He/she was doing fine until they … Continue reading

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Tommy Smith Auctioning Gold Medal

For this African American Baby Boomer there is no more poignant image of the ’60s than that of Tommy Smith and John Carlos with their heads bowed and their fist raised inĀ  the “Black Power” salute as they took their … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers and Facebook

About a year ago I joined Facebook and quickly “friended” people that I knew that were already onboard and sent invites to several who weren’t. Of coarse at the time most of the people that I knew, no ALL of … Continue reading

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African American Baby Boomers, What Does The Future Hold

All my life I’ve heard and read about the power, clout and influence that the “baby boomer” generation has had on the culture and direction of American lifestyle and media. I bought into that for the most part but looking … Continue reading

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