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The Quick Scan by Mike Ramey


      A few months back, I wrote a piece entitled “Be Ye Thankful”.  With the coming of the Thanksgiving season, I wanted to continue that thought.  To the younger generation, a quick historical note from a Certified Old Guy.  There USED to be a song that many of us regularly sung back in the day: “Count your blessings; count them one by one.  Count your blessings and see what the Lord has done.”  Blessings are different from entitlements.  One may feel ‘entitled’ to

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 By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

Every year some one of our politically savvy Black activist leaders will come up with question of whether or not we should be celebrating Thanksgiving.  And this year is no different.  That weird question  reared its ugly head in the guise of a joke, and there was the nervous laughter to open guffaws around the room, which set me thinking:

"Hmmmm...don't we - individually and collectively - have something to be thankful for in our lives?  Are we now so cynical that ev
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