50 Years Ago Tomorrow, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper Taught The Bands To Play. It Still Leads The Parade

by Richard Cameron “Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released in England and internationally on June 2nd, 1967 , but the concept for it began fermenting in the imagination of Paul McCartney in Fall of 1966. McCartney had taken a solo driving excursion incognito through the wine region of France, aided by hair slicked back with Vaseline and an artificial goatee. This effect, combined with sunglasses, permitted him to visit cities and villages along the way from Paris to Bordeaux, unrecognized by residents and tourists alike. Later that year,…

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Academic Diversity Under Fire – UCLA Students Want Conservative Professor Keith Fink to Stay

by Dena Leichnitz and Richard Cameron   While UCLA is known for being one of the best universities in the country, it is also known for being one of the most liberal as well. However, that is not to say there are no conservative students or professors on campus. You just don’t hear from them as often. That is, until now. Recently a communications professor. Keith Fink,  came under attack, not for anything he had specifically done.  It was because he was conservative. Or so a portion of the student body thinks….

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Political Debate – Are We Winning the Battles and Losing the War?

by Oletta Branstiter Have you been on any political Facebook groups lately?  Ephesians 6 comes to mind: 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to…

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Tiger Woods Charged With DUI In Palm Beach This Morning

by Dena Leichnitz and Richard Cameron Tiger Woods, 41, the Golden Boy of Golf who grew up playing the game, has been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. At five years old he was already on the cover of Golf Digest.  At 16 when most people are excited about learning to drive, he was competing in his first (PGA) professional golf tournament. Tiger completely changed the game of golf – partially with regards to the fact that there were few notable black golfers before him. Tiger is a champion…

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Linda Sarsour’s Address At CUNY – Why Not, It’s Free Speech, Right? – Maybe Not

by Richard Cameron Palestinian – American political activist, Linda Sarsour, will be addressing the commencement ceremony for the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy on June 1st.  Her scheduled appearance is prompting a firestorm of opposition. Who is Linda Sarsour and what do her critics and supporters think she is? First, what does Ms. Sarsour identify as? Beyond that, can Ms. Sarsour lay claim to the normal arguments that she should be entitled to speak on anti-censorship grounds? Sarsour, 35, a Brooklyn…

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Ted Cruz, The RINO’s and Trump – 3 Ways to Oppose Obamacare: Is it a Lose-Lose?

By Janice Barlow Obamacare has been a thorn in the side of Republicans since its passage. Many of the candidates campaigned on repealing it, including Donald Trump. Most of us remember back in 2013 when Ted Cruz (R-TX), fought against its original passage with a lone 21-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Yet, here we are, almost five months into a solidly GOP dominated government, and we still have Obamacare. Not only is that the case, but the “repeal” passed by the House nearly three weeks ago has not been…

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Brave New Day – Performing Music With Purpose

by Oletta Branstiter The Star Spangled Banner is the only national anthem that contains a question: “Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” Someone has answered that question: Because we are the brave Yes we are the brave We’ll fight tyranny In the name of the free We are the U.S. of A! For those unaware That flag is still there It’s our future to save This land of the brave The U.S. of A!   In…

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Rock Pioneer And Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Gregg Allman Of The Allman Brothers Band Passes At 69

by Richard Cameron Gregg Allman, born Gregory LeNoir Allman in Nashville, Tennessee and anchor of the legendary Southern Rock and Classic Rock band, the Allman Brothers Band, died today of causes disclosed as liver cancer in some reports. Allman, 69, was known to have battled alcohol and drug addictions and was in and out of rehab clinics numerous times before gaining control in the 90s. Allman contracted Hepatitis C and underwent a liver transplant procedure in 2010. Lead vocalist, guitarist and Hammond B-3 player par excellence, Gregg Allman was inducted into…

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It’s The Little Things In Sports – Off Field Heroics – That Sometimes Amaze Me The Most

by Jim Morris III Last week a video of catcher emerged online of a Cubs catcher throwing to a fan during the rainout. Think about how much that boy loved that interaction with the player. It’s those little things that make sports great. Jim Thome I remember going to Minor League or Major League Baseball games and meeting players occasionally. A few of them became huge names in baseball.  One of them was Jim Thome (below photo) when he was playing in the minor leagues for my Dad’s Cleveland Indians. The…

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Don’t Buy Supplement Gimmicks; Just Eat Healthy

By Janice Barlow Many of us take supplements for health. A multivitamin is no longer considered enough, because most people don’t eat enough of the right foods to get the essential nutrients needed daily. But how do we know what we need? And are we taking the wrong supplements, the wrong mixes, and/or the wrong amounts? A couple of years ago, while attending a corporate workshop, I went to a breakout session run by Dr. Mark Moyad. It was so good and well attended, that he was invited back the…

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