Special CommentaryBy Wylecia Wiggs Harris – Without a doubt, women will play a critical role in the presidential election this year. In 2012, women overall had a higher voting rate than men ,according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the most powerful group of voters will be African-American women. In both the 2012 and 2008…

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By Jennifer I. Cowick Expressed Love Ministry founder, Sheria D. Davis, hosted a function for women on September 30th at Ben E Kieth titled “What’s Behind The Mask?”. Sheria is an Evangelist and published author of the book “Rotten Roots”. She with the help of her best friend, and local business owner Jill Jones, put…

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By T.K. PARKS What the world needs now is self-control?BBC News title “Guns in the U.S: The statistics behind the violence” Printed on January 5, 2016 {{more}} “The United States has approximately 300 million guns- nearly one for every member of the population including women and children.The StatisticsMass Shootings: There were 372 mass shootings in…

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Unwanted marketing calls? You are not alone. Better Business Bureau regularly receives calls from consumers complaining about telemarketing calls and scams. {{more}}The Federal Trade Commission has recently improved telemarketing rules to further protect consumers by outlawing the use of payment methods that are nearly impossible to trace, leaving consumers vulnerable. Final amendments to the FTC…

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By Jennifer Cowick We have all seen or heard the stories or results of physical and sexual abuse. The evidence of these things are clear and tangible. But what if there were a type of abuse that left no visible scar, no wound, no bruise, no broken bone, and no provable evidence whatsoever? Well, there…

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Better Business Bureau is alerting local residents to scammers using special software to hack into Bluetooth-enabled devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and other devises.{{more}}Many drivers are turning to Bluetooth technology to safely talk hands-free as they drive, work or perform other activities, but scammers found ways to exploit this technology for their own underhanded…

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By Jennifer I. Cowick I borrowed the title of this article from an event whose beginning was right here in Abilene on August 6. HANDS OF PEACE FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST was to be a chain of participants holding hands along Interstate 20 starting in Abilene and stretching all the way to Dallas.…

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By Kerry CoddettThe ugly truth is white on white crime does exist. It is a growing pandemic in the white community, and if we don’t call attention to this problem soon, there will be no more white people left to run the world. {{more}}Most of the conversation surrounding crime involves black people, who selfishly take…

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It seems to me that every time I hear the above words; “with all due respect”, used, they are followed by something very derogatory or the opposite of what the usual opinion is. {{more}} Being as I am a retired teacher, I will, where ‘with all due respect’, may be implied, use them as an…

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