Author: Miss Pageant B. Atterberry

DENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology

DENSO is one of the largest global automotive suppliers of advanced technology, systems and components, heading toward an automotive society where cars put less drag on the environment and drivers have fewer worries about traffic accidents. Our lead in developing this automotive society comes from anticipating the needs of automakers and closely partnering with customers right from the start to develop state-of-the-art systems and products. We’re going all out to design groundbreaking technology and components for the automotive industry, and beyond. Each year, we invest about 9 percent of consolidated net sales back into R&D. And, DENSO consistently ranks...

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Today marks 1,000 days since Flint had clean drinking water

One thousand days ago, the city of Flint shut off the tap to the Lake Huron water they had been receiving from the Detroit Water and Sewage Department and began drawing and treating water from the Flint River. That was April 25, 2014. And it was also the beginning of the Flint water crisis, another tragic chapter in the tumultuous history of Michigan’s once-thriving industrial center. Though Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touted the efforts made to heal Flint – “we’ve made progress, but our work is not done,” he said Tuesday during his State of the State address in Lansing – city...

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The Heartbreaking Reality Of Raising Black Children In America

There are many more important topics that should be up for discussion right now, and I understand that. The topic of race seems to be a hot button issue in recent months, and though it can be uncomfortable, it can also be eye opening. A good friend of mine once asked why I chose to live in ignorant bliss. My answer was and is still simple; why choose to see all of the bad in the world or go look for it. I see ugly on a regular basis, I don’t have to search it out. As a black...

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Steve Harvey Reacts to the Epic Backlash He Received for Meeting Donald Trump

Last week, Steve Harvey hailed a cab to Trump Tower and had a face-to-face meeting with one of the most unpopular people in the country, our president-elect Donald Trump. Following the meeting, he released a statement praising Trump as “a man who genuinely wants to make a difference” when it comes to the problems plaguing Black communities. Well, Twitter was not happy. Harvey got dragged for the meeting and the warm and fuzzy things he said about PEOTUS, and in his first radio interview following the incident, said he was “hurt” by the backlash. (bet.com) Click here to get the full story....

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What Martin Luther King Day Means to Me

Martin Luther King Day is much more than a holiday. I often wonder what those who didn’t know the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. think of the man and the holiday. I don’t have that problem. I am a 54-year-old lesbian of African descent who grew up in Huntsville, Ala. My parents strategized and marched with King. I learned about civil disobedience and protests from them when I was 4 years old. I heard them talk of engaging in sit-ins at segregated lunch counters. And they explained to me that we would not be buying new clothes from...

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