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The Price Of Education

What cost should we pay for a good education?

It’s a well known fact, that in other developed countries, education, all the way through University, is free. In America, a country that prides itself on being a world power, education often takes a seat on the back burner. Years ago, Thurgood Marshall and other crusaders fought the battle for desegregated and equal education for all. Brown vs. Board of Education should have sealed that for us, but today we’re still struggling to give children the best education possible. While it may be difficult, it would not be impossible to give students the same education, despite their socioeconomic background. It would take the help of our elected officials and policy makers, but unfortunately, it is not a priority on on anyone’s platform or agenda.

One might argue that if we solved the issues in our educational system, we might be able to solve many of the other issues that constantly plague our country. So what price would you pay to obtain a good education for yourself, or your children? One woman in Akron, Ohio payed the price in time. Jail time, that is. Here’s the story: Continue reading

Sometimes Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

About a week ago, I planned to write a post for The Uptown Lounge about Chris Brown’s 2010 comeback. I have been very impressed by the progress he’s made since THE INCIDENT, which was almost two years ago. He did his community service, he cried at the BET Awards, he’s nominated for 3 Grammy’s for a mixtape song, and he completed his court ordered domestic violence course. Chris really made strides to get back in the public’s good graces, and then…he regressed for a few hours. The problem is, those few hours have sparked a negative media frenzy that will probably once again put him back in America’s proverbial dog house. Not sure what I’m talking about? Maybe you don’t have a Twitter account.

Here’s the story from Entertainment Weekly:
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Can’t Be Friends…Or Can We?

Here I am again, inspired by Steve Harvey.

Last week we discussed exactly why you shouldn’t be taking his relationship advice, and he’s adding more fuel to that fire today.

Friendship is not something that you will always understand from the outside. Many times, friendships only make sense to those that are in them. That being said, there is no way anyone can tell me that a man and a woman can not be friends. Notice my choice of words, I said a “man” and a “woman”. Granted, there is a  certain level of maturity that one must possess in order for people of the opposite sex to remain 100% platonic.

Of course, Steve Harvey does not believe this is possible at all. Here’s what he said in a recent interview with CNN: Continue reading