HighÂ finesÂ for nonviolent offenses and highÂ court fees have the effect of trapping poor Americans intoÂ a cycle of poverty. Thomas Harvey, founder of ArchCity DefendersÂ (a St. Louis-area public defender group),Â callsÂ these fees âillegal and harmful practices.â
If boys are to be saved and the nature of men truly appreciated, it is up to women to help positively define civilized standards of behavior at all levels and quit making heroes of those who have wronged us.Â It is also incumbent on women to quit jerking menâs chains and sending out mixed messages of wanting equality and demanding that men share the load while we hold back on our own potential and contributions to society other than through fashion, media talk or other inane venues.
Dr. Fuller is Distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University, where he founded, in 1995, the Institute for the Transformation of Learning. In addition to many other affiliations and honorary degrees, he is the Chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
To his credit, Scott has not bought into the ridiculous notion that you canât be Black and Republican, too. I have never heard him make the asinine statement that âI am not a Black senator, I am a senator who happens to be Black,â as though he was just walking down the street and âBlacknessâ suddenly jumped all over him.
The service sector is the largest growing segment of workers and the hospitality industry isnât letting most work more than 29.5 hours in NC to avoid paying benefits. Burger King has moved its headquarters to Canada to avoid paying $50 billion in taxes yet folks donât appreciate the deals with the rich corporations are unfortunately being crafted of necessity to allow those few jobs to stay here.
The Black Conservative Summit will hold it's Leadership Initiative in Washington DC September 25, 2014 at the Allan P. Â Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship. Register today at www.theBCS.net