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Hardy L. Brown

Up in the Morning and “Back to School”

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Even though I graduated from school over forty years ago it seems like only yesterday. Earlier this week, I witnessed the neighborhood children walking toward their schools in anticipation of the new academic year. As I watched the children return to school, I could hear the words of the Chuck Berry song:

Col. Young & Booker T. Get Their Props

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When the author pinned the words to the song “Tall Oak Tree” it is for certain he had not seen the Sequoia trees in the Sequoia National Park. Now my editorial is not about the Sequoia trees even though they are majestic and beautiful enough to talk about forever.

Connerly Gets Rich on Race Issues, Vote No on Proposition 54

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Last week I attended a Cal-Pac Conference in Las Vegas. Cal-Pac is the trade organization of Black beverage, liquor store, and tavern owners as well as other representatives of the beverage and spirits industry. One of the featured speakers at the conference was Thomas N. Todd, an attorney from Chicago who spoke about the "Six-Pack Negro."

No On The Recall

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The year was 1972 when I got involved in a local recall election against a city councilman. I was not a part of the recall committee but became a candidate when approached by the recall committee. He was being recalled for malfeasance of duty (illegal acts committed by a public official). What happens during these public hangings is no one really tells you the illegal act the person actually committed.

Internal Weapons of Mass Destruction

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America is worried about the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” owned by other nations and poised to be used against us. This is a valid concern because no nation wants to be taken over by another nation or have to live under the authority of another.

So we spend billions to keep this from happening by setting our sights on highly computerized technology, sophisticated monitoring gadgets, and elevating the required education of those in security positions in our nation’s airports.

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