Author Archives: The Soul Brother

About The Soul Brother

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.

Why the 99 Percent Keeps Losing 

By Robert Kuttner Our current political situation is unprecedented. The vast majority of Americans keep falling behind economically because of changes in society’s ground rules, while the rich get even richer — yet this situation doesn’t translate into a winning … Continue reading

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How the Vitamin Industry Tricks People Into Shelling Out Millions for Bunk Products

By Allegra Kirkland Would you ever pay money for pills containing crushed-up houseplants, powdered rice or fragments of psychiatric medications? If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans who take dietary supplements, the answer could very well be … Continue reading

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How Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ improved upon Tyler Perry’s brand of drama

By Demetria Lucas D’Oyley I missed the initial airing of the Empire finale. I’d planned to stay home and live-tweet it like I usually do, but a friend called me crazy. “You’d rather sit home and watch people build an … Continue reading

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March 2015: A historical month in Hip-Hop

The month of March has welcomed two socially and morally conscious hip-hop discs that hopefully maybe the vanguard of more to come from other artists. The first is the much-anticipated, long-awaited “To Pimp a Butterfly” from Kendrick Lamar. The other … Continue reading

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Harry Siegel: Black lives and hard facts

By Harry Siegel Black lives matter. Obvious as that should be, it’s needed saying. And saying it and hearing it said has been cathartic. Because too often, the choices Americans have made — and those of the leaders they elect … Continue reading

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Why Not Make Voting Mandatory?

By Charles D. Ellison Convoluted and restrictive voter ID measures got you down? Still rubbing the migraine you got from voter-suppression laws? Banging your head against the wall when voter turnout is too low? Worry no more, fam, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Saving Carver Federal, NY’s last black bank

By Aaron Elstein Harlem’s renaissance is impossible to miss. Starbucks and Banana Republic line 125th Street. Whole Foods is coming. Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant draws gourmands from everywhere, and busloads of tourists come to hear gospel choirs in the … Continue reading

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Four Former Georgia Correctional Officers Sentenced for Offenses Related to Assaults of Inmates and Ensuing Cover-Up

Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs Four Former Georgia Correctional Officers Sentenced for Offenses Related to Assaults of Inmates and Ensuing Cover-Up The Justice Department announced that Darren Douglass-Griffin, Kerry Bolden, Emmett McKenzie and Kadarius Thomas—four former members of … Continue reading

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16 things you should remove from your resume

By Amanda Augustine An eye-tracking study by TheLadders found that the average recruiter spends only six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if it’s worth a closer inspection. When you only have six seconds to make the right impression, you … Continue reading

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U.S. Cops Continue to Kill the Mentally Ill in Large Numbers, Especially in NYC, While Effective Approaches Are Ignored

By Terrell Jermaine Starr Times Square is a national landmark that welcomes millions of tourists each year but on Sept. 14, 2013, visitors witnessed a major flaw in how the New York Police Department deals with the mentally ill. Glenn … Continue reading

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