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Yolanda Spivey: Stop and Frisk Needs to Just, STOP

About ten years ago, I was robbed at gun point while walking down an empty Brooklyn NY street on my way to an acquaintance home.  Looking down the barrel of the gun, I wasn’t afraid.  But I did look into the eyes of my perpetrator, searching for a reason as to why he had to resort to armed robbery.  His ...

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Folks—Get Renters Insurance and Get Yo’ Life

By Yolanda Spivey Kimberly Wilkins, aka Sweet Brown, became famous for an interview she did for a news station after evacuating from her Oklahoma City apartment building that was on fire. Sweet Brown was the laughing stock to many as she described how she awoke to get a “cold pop” and thought someone was “barbequing” only to soon realize there ...

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Yolanda Spivey: No Compromise in Automatic Budget Cuts

  By Yolanda Spivey Republicans and Democrats are still up in arms in coming up with a compromise on an alternative deficit reduction plan.  Both sides are hoping that the other will be blamed by voters for the “automatic” cuts which can only be immobilized by Republican lawmakers and the White House. President Obama is slated to meet with top ...

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Unemployed Black Woman Pretends to be White, Job Offers Suddenly Skyrocket

If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey.  Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting any job offers.  But as an experiment, she changed her name to Bianca White, to see if employers would respond differently.  You’ll be shocked and amazed ...

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