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On Monday, Oct. 4, users across various social networking platforms were unable to use  Facebook and Instagram. Social media is a huge part of many people’s daily activities, and being shut out was difficult for many.

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If Mark Zuckerberg seems irritable, he has good reason. His Facebook Empire is facing a digital scandal provoked by a former employee turned whistleblower.

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, Texas has exercised the law with singularly gusto. Its 572 executions account for more than one-third of the nation’s total.

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One of my co-worker friends died last night. Her life was dedicated to her family and friends.

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Many of us want a better life for ourselves and our families, but what are we willing to sacrifice to achieve our goals?

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Although many Americans have been able to experience a small amount of normalcy over the past few months, health care workers have once again seen a surge in patients who are sick with COVID-19. We cannot lose sight that these individuals have sacrificed so much over the past year or so.

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I have been following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which has ended the 20-year war. America has lost thousands of troops and spent trillions of dollars to fight a war on foreign soil.

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Millions of supporters recently celebrated the former president's 60th birthday on Aug. 4. Seeing Obama over the years has been inspiring for me.

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There is a developing thin line in mainstream journalism ethics between what’s acceptable and what’s not in defining impartial, independent news coverage.

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HULBERT, Oklahoma – A group of ham radio operators in Northeast Oklahoma showed last weekend that when all else fails, they’ll be able to communicate with others around the world.

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As the United States just marked the 100th year since the 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, another great date of significance is just around the corner.

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When I was a boy in California in the 1960s, my family was pretty much the only family I knew that ate bagels. That’s probably because we were Jewish and bagels are a Jewish thing.

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As Americans continue trying to stimulate the economy, many are still burdened with student loans. Although the government placed a pause on student loan payments while Americans were affected by the pandemic, some still feel the financial pain.

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Most people know about various stereotypes regarding race, religions, gender, and even social economic status. Some tend to group people depending on their perceived stereotypes or generalizations.

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a law allowing drivers to run over protesters, then he signed a law making it illegal for teachers to teach certain concepts of race and historical racism, called critical race theory. The OKC Board of Education denounced it. ACLU is suing for free speech ove…

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The stock market craze over the past year or so has allowed many people to see the benefits and risks to investing their disposal income.

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“Don’t be too proud of this technological terror you’ve constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force” (Darth Vader in "Star Wars IV, A New Hope").

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I often ask myself if the restrictions, business closures, and uncertainty of 2020 mean companies have used the pandemic as an excuse to offer fewer services, even as businesses are starting to open back up.

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Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.

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Voltaire, the 18th century French writer-philosopher, preferred an enlightened aristocracy to democracy yet he eloquently embraced one of the latter’s most sacred tenets, the right to free speech.

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This week, I visited with a friend working in restorative justice. Imagine the impact on recidivism if we could rehabilitate offenders through reconciliation with crime victims and with the community.

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America is experiencing a problem with blighted neighborhoods across the country, and poor and lower-middle class communities are the most seriously affected.

As the United States tries to return to global dominance, the recovery must not forget the most essential asset we have: women in the workforce. Due to the global pandemic, women have exited the workforce nearly four times as much as men, according to the United States Labor Department in a …

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The 2020 election was highly polarizing, as it again saw an argument over the validity of outcomes. In presidential elections, a candidate must win the Electoral College.

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2020 was disastrous for so many people who were affected by the coronavirus. The number of lives lost, the number of businesses that closed, and the mental effects of being locked down could have lasting damage for the American people.

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There is an uproar about the crisis on the border, with individuals crossing to the U.S. side without U.S. citizenship. I have been hearing about this crisis every year since I was an adult. The solution has been for the U.S. government to blame Democrats or Republicans.

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While we saw the world be touched by death due to COVID-19 last year, it made many realize that life is too short. Scores of people know some who has either been exposed, contracted COVID, or even died. The anger and division in this world is compounded by the death of loved ones. When you h…

American, in all of its glory, is a nation of immigrants and has been since its founding. Yet many immigrants today are treated like invaders.

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Black entrepreneurship is vital to the success of America as entrepreneurship from all races are. History shows us Black people have been used to build, innovate, defend, and feed this country, but the equity of financial success has not been recognized by Black people.

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Holding the course syllabus, I stared at the list of unfamiliar writers: James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Lorraine Hansberry

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As adults, we have multiple lenses through which we see the world. Most of us have more in common than we think and have similar wants and desires, but where the issues arise is the lens through which we chose to view certain situations.

An important month for our country is coming February, which is the national Black History Month. It is so encouraging seeing all the pride shown during this month to respect and learn more about the history of Black people. Interwoven into the fabric of history is the knowledge, advancement…

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The words and actions of the late civil rights leader, father, visionary, husband, and agitator are still spoken to this day, and they mean even more as this country grapples with its present and past.

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First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.

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Quietly and without fanfare, President Donald Trump is making a lethal exit, as his administration executes the most people during a presidential transition in more than 130 years. This unprecedented lame-duck killing spree mocks Trump’s campaign caricature as a criminal justice reformer.