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Shaquille O’Neal, the Center of Attention

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By Raynard Jackson – Last week, N.B.A. great Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement after 19 years of playing professional basketball. He stood 7’1” and weighed over 325 pounds (depending on the day of the week). He was one of the biggest people to ever play the game. He left Louisiana State University (LSU) after 3 […]

Trumped – Donald Trump Hijacked by his Own Ego

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By Raynard Jackson – When Donald Trump began to make public overtures about his possible interest in running for president of the U.S., I thought he could be a substantive wild card in the race. I thought Trump could be a viable candidate because he does have a successful track record as a businessman. During […]

Can Africa Make The Cut

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Raynard Jackson – Whenever the U.S. government enters into a state of fiscal austerity, politicians always look for budget cuts from programs they deem to be less important or have little or no constituency. Foreign policy budgets, especially those directed towards Africa seem to always show up near the top of that list. The left […]

Voters Face A Taxing Problem

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By Raynard Jackson – With a lame duck session of Congress convening next week, everyone is talking about whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended or allowed to expire at the end of this year. Republicans argue that if the cuts are allowed to expire, that amounts to a tax increase.& ontinue the cuts […]

AfriCan – by Raynard Jackson

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During the past two weeks I have been asked to be involved in two projects relating to Africa. While dealing with Africa can sometimes be very frustrating, after the past two weeks, I am very high on the future of Africa. Last month I was asked to help put together the first ever Seychelles Investment […]

Glen Beck’s Restoring Honor

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by Raynard Jackson – Originally, I wasn’t going to write about radio talk show entertainer Glen Beck’s supposed “March on Washington;” but, because you, my readers, asked me to comment, I will. The event was called, “Restoring Honor.” Its stated purpose was to be a “celebration of America’s heroes and heritage. So, I have a […]

The Flag of Hypocrisy – by Raynard Jackson

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I am amazed that the controversy surrounding the proposed Muslim mosque and community center in New York City near ground zero is still going strong. America has turned into a country where if you don’t agree with someone, you are painted as a bad person. This is exactly what is going on in New York […]