Throughout history, mankind has celebrated bountiful harvests with thanksgiving ceremonies. Harvest festivals and thanksgiving celebrations were held by the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Hebrews, the Chinese, and the Egyptians.
GREENSBORO, N.C.-With about 8:53 remaining in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) clash between rivals South Carolina State and host North Carolina A&T Saturday (Nov. 22), at Aggie Stadium, and his beloved NCA&T squad hopelessly down by 48 points (0-48), to the Bulldogs of S.C. State, an obvious hometeam supporter sitting in the next booth from I, in the press box area of the aforementioned athletic facility, began to wave the white flag (actually his handkerchief) signaling wanting to surrender in the big beat down he was witnessing.
ORANGEBURG-Minutes after a lengthy celebration for it winning the 12th Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship for the school, the (2008) South Carolina State football team found out which opponent it would face in the upcoming Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs.
There may be a tendency among some in our communities and elsewhere to see the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States as a magic bullet that will instantly solve all our problems. Some commentators have even suggested that an Obama presidency ushers in a new "post-racial" era that lowers the urgency and takes the spotlight off the need for equal opportunity and economic justice for urban and African Americans. I strongly disagree. This may be a time for celebration, but itâ€™s no time for complacency.
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given up by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." – Martin Luther King, Jr.
With the governmentâ€™s relentless assault on our pocketbooks and freedoms, the economic and fiscal picture for many Americans is bleak. The national debt is approaching $10 trillion. People are losing their homes and jobs, and five million have fallen into poverty. At the same time, lucrative tax breaks exist for the corporate rich, while the average citizen is heavily taxed. The Constitution and civil liberties have been undermined at every step. And donâ€™t expect any of these developments to let up anytime soon.
Not since the days of Camelot have the people been so enamored with the First Family. Granted they bring with them the enigma of a new culture to the White House, their likes and leanings have sparked unprecedented interest among the public. Here are a few things we know about the Obamas.
Orangeburg, S.C. â€“ Dr. Walter R. Allen Sr., â€˜51, the 2008 recipient of the Bythewood Award, has unfailingly devoted himself, through leadership and service, to two life-long passions: music and inspiring students.