Category Archive: Opinion

Dec 13 2014

The Season for Mindless Consumerism

This Christmas, put your money to better use than thoughtless gift-giving.   Story By Jill Richardson ‘Tis the season for mindless consumerism. I love giving gifts when they’re from the heart. But I hate giving or receiving presents if they’re things nobody needs, given out of a sense of obligation. Here’s a story that illustrates …

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Dec 10 2014

PTISD Art Students Awarded

Pine Tree High School brought home four awards in the Adopt A School Partnership of Longview Art of Character Contest.  This year’s event received over 30 entries with 13 being named finalists. Pine Tree students were recognized in the following ​categories: Graphic Art – 1st place, Ravyn Teel Graphic Art – 2nd place, Michael Newman …

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Dec 06 2014

The Black Athlete: A Shoutout to the Athletes You Don’t Read About

Story By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist It seems like we’ve been hearing these classic, “Hi, Mom,” shot-outs from college and professional athletes forever. They look straight into the television cameras on the sidelines after a big play and let it fly. But as a proud father of two teenage sons who have participated in multiple …

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Nov 29 2014

Thanksgiving: So Much to be Thankful For

Story By Bryan Golden Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. It’s important to …

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Nov 22 2014

Thanksgiving: So Much to be Thankful For

Story By Bryan Golden Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. It’s important to …

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Nov 15 2014

A Bigger Threat to U.S. Health than Ebola

Factory farms are breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   By Nicole McCann and Anna Meyer Despite all the panic, Americans don’t face any great risk from Ebola right now. But we do need to worry about a home-grown medical catastrophe of our own that we’re failing to address: the erosion of antibiotic effectiveness. Doctors prescribe antibiotics to …

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Nov 12 2014

Too Stressed to be Blessed

“We fail to see our blessings because we are blinded by the stress to obtain more things.”     Story By James Clingman/NNPA Columnist Black folks lead the nation in church-going, praise-dancing, shouting, call-and-response, and “whoopin.” We like to “get our church on” and feel good while doing so. We do our holy dances and …

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Nov 08 2014

Beyond the Rhetoric

Cracking the Crack Investigation Cocaine By Harry C. Alford/NNPA Columnist       There have been incidents along our nation’s path that are outright disgusting and with racial animus. The internment of American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II along with the seizure of their land and businesses is a good example. The …

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