Daily Archive: September 21, 2012


Greedy King children are at it again

(NNPA)—In his “I Have a Dream Speech” delivered at the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he dreamed of the day his children would be judged not by the color of their skin but the content of their character. If Dr. King had known how Martin III, Dexter and Bernice would later fight over money generated by commercially exploiting his name, he might have omitted any reference to their character. When it comes to money, King’s remaining children have no character.


La-Van Hawkins to open Detroit Cheesecake Bistro

by Melody Moore DETROIT (Real Times News Service)—Metro Detroiters will soon see a new restaurant, Detroit’s Cheesecake Bistro, open in Greektown. The restaurant aims to be an affordable high-end venue for metro Detroiters to dine with lunch menu items starting at $7.99. LA-VAN HAWKINS The owner, La-Van Hawkins, is not a stranger to Detroit. He has operated several million dollar chains including Pizza Hut, Burger King and Checker’s fast food restaurants. Additionally, he operated Sweet Georgia Brown with several partners, although it later closed. Detroit’s Cheesecake Bistro, will open on the former Sweet Georgia Brown site.


Does racial bias fuel Obama foes? How to tell?

by Jesse WashingtonAP National Writer (AP)—Is it because he’s Black? The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing anger and frustration among conservatives who are labeled racist simply for opposing Obama’s policies and liberals who see no other explanation for such deep dislike of the president. RACE AND POLITICS—President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


Where’d the time go? Obama girls now young women

by Jocelyn NoveckAP National Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Who were those willowy young women with Barack and Michelle Obama—and where’d they hide little Sasha and Malia? GROWING UP—President Barack Obama, right, and First lady Michelle Obama are joined by their children Sasha, left, and Malia after President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 6. (AP Photo/David Goldman)



What is happening to the youths

We generally are aware of the staggering numbers of young people involved in criminal actions. On a regular basis I am asked the question why and what can be done about it? I generally shake my head and then respond by saying, “We did not get into this tragic situation overnight and we won’t get out of it overnight.”


Taking a broader, world view

(NNPA)—Every four years in the U.S., we have our presidential elections. I have worked on three such campaigns and the one thing that is certain is uncertainty. Presidential campaigns are planned down to the most minute detail. In most cases, the winner will be the person who can best respond to the uncertainties of a campaign.


A failing grade in Chicago

(NNPA)—Last week, emboldened educators in Chicago who are members of the American Federation of Teachers finally euphemistically said enough is enough and put their collective feet down on the streets by striking against the city of Chicago, and the so-called reform of national education favored by the White House and United States Department of Education.