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The national and global wealth gap is a trigger for disaster, on a scale never seen.

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Star Buck$, an Expression, a Piñata and Police

Today it’s Starbucks’ turn for caustic opprobrium. It’s their turn to be piñata of the day, because there were more decent customers than others, in the coffeehouse, and a woman was adroit enough to use the most feared weapon in America -a cellphone. I’m not worried about the two Black men victimized. They are smart […]

  I Love My Life  -Bruises, Balms and All

July 22, 2017 By Leyland A. King “A fine day, it is. I just love my life”. Say that randomly to colleagues, casual friends -amicable smiles accompanying- that’s your private space-protection, right there. No need for canned sardines and onions. Sometimes it seems that maudlin bests maturity and pragmatism. Even expectations. One might suppose that […]

Alyssa Hogan Speaks of Domestic Violence, Murder, ​and Overcoming

Imagine your name in the news headlines “Prek Teacher Kills Husband”. Yes, I, Alyssa Hogan was arrested for the ​2nd-degree​ murder of my husband and faced life in prison. At the time of my arrest, I had B.Sc., Criminal Justice major, and had worked several years in social services. I had four children, whose father […]

The Big White Ghetto: America’s Useful Secret

Today, while preparing some notes on another subject, it occurred to me that the state of Kentucky, U.S ranks near the bottom of human well-being scales on every measure: adult literacy, higher education, household income and others. Thirty-two percent of the families live below the federal poverty level thus qualifying for federal assistance.  Welfare. http://theweek.com/articles/452321/appalachia-big-white-ghetto How could this be, […]