A recent survey conducted by the New York-based consumer financial services company Bankrate.com reveals that 66 million Americans have put aside zero savings for an emergency of any kind. I think this raises a number of interesting questions. There is a commonly held notion, often espoused by banks and financial analysts, that households should maintain a separate emergency … [Read more...]
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On Thursday, April 21, 2016, Minnesota lost one of the greatest performers, artists, and down-to-Earth individuals the world has ever known. Prince Rogers Nelson was a legend who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sold more than 100 million records, and won seven Grammys. At the 2015 Grammys, Prince was provided the opportunity to present the Grammy for album … [Read more...]
What really happened to Henry T. McCabe? Part two of an ongoing independent investigation In part one of this ongoing independent investigation into the disappearance and death of the father and IRS agent from Moundsview, Minnesota, Henry T. McCabe, 33 years old from Liberia, I talked about the background information and circumstances that we know to be true today, I will … [Read more...]
Two year old loses life to Minneapolis violence As we have warned, without implemented solution plans, summer would bring more violence and death. The latest is a two-year-old baby, Le’Vonte King Jason Jones, shot and killed, and his 15 month old sister, Mela Queen Melzina Jones, shot in the leg but survived. What madness when a toddler’s life is taken because adults are … [Read more...]
On the highway to self-imposed genocide Are we heading for a self-imposed crown for again becoming “Murderopolis,” as Minneapolis was called in 1992-93, when we averaged nearly 70 homicides per year? It was two homicides per year in the 1950s, five in the 1960s, 11 in the 1970s. Then, nearly 30 per year in the first decade of 21st century, approaching 40 per year for this … [Read more...]