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Irreversible

By Thomas Sheffield The United Nations panel on climate change released a report, in which global temperatures could reach an irreversible tipping point in just 12 years or by 2030.  That is if the world doesn’t act dramatically to reduce...
By Thomas Sheffield This year is an election year and affordable housing is a huge issue.  Gentrification is our fault, well not fully but we do have some responsibility.  Some may be as appalled as hearing Kanye West say, “slavery...
Nashville, Tenn. – Facebook is the third most visited website in the world. It is no won-der that businesses large and small use the social media site to promote their services and products. With this in mind Facebook has...
By Thomas Sheffield Climate change deniers will say that the rising temperatures have little or nothing to do with human activity.  Meanwhile, the floods, fires and droughts continue to cause property damage and health issues to people all over the...

Do Your Job

What was your first job?  Think back about it to when you were a teenager.  Did you work at a grocery store, at a mall, for a relative in a small local business?  What was it like to get...

We Are Screwed

By Thomas Sheffield What issues do you care about?  Is it jobs, wages, healthcare, the environment, education, security, a border wall, abortion, the deficit, guns or taxes?  Another question is what do you plan on doing about it?  Did you...

Let it Grow

By Thomas Sheffield Spring time is here, and many outdoor enthusiasts look forward to getting outside and cutting the grass.  Many people get excited about this weekly chore.  For many, it is therapy.  Personally, I think it is a pain. ...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Karen Carter Richards, the publisher and CEO of the Houston Forward Times, was born in a small town in Arizona; her family moved to Houston when she was just one month old. “I went to...

Welcome Back

By Thomas Sheffield I just love this time of year.  After a long hot spring and summer, we now enter the home stretch of the year.  The days are getting shorter and the temperatures start to get just a bit...

Are You Covered?

I have always been skeptical of life insurance.  When I think about the amount of money our grandparents would pay to the insurance man weekly, it would make me angry.  I would think about how the insurance companies would...