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Oscar Brooks

Digital Journalist based in Fontana, Ca, United States. Joined on Jun 23, 2009

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Op-Ed: Consumer Spending Helps the Economy

We all know how bad the United States economic condition is right now. In fact, it is pretty bad in other parts of the world. Spending by consumers does help the economy in different ways. We just need to start spending some of our cash.

Why Americans need to eat more fruits and vegetables

Americans don't eat enough fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. So why don't we eat more of them?

Lil Wayne will be booze-free in South Africa

Grammy Award winning rapper Lil Wayne will tour South Africa in December. He is on three years probation and abstaining from alcohol is part of the probation. Also he is not to associate with people involved in drugs or criminal activity.

Joe Paterno Fired from Penn State

Long time Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno has been fired. This stemmed from the sexual molestation charges filed against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Op-Ed: A few minutes without Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney died over the weekend after signing off from 60 Minutes about a month ago. He was as cranky and quick-witted until the very end. The end came at the age of 92.

Op-Ed: The World is Really Changing

Remember back in 2008 how much the word change was used during the presidential campaign? It was used constantly and of course candidate Barack Obama said it was change you could believe in.

More Children Are Hit by Cars on Halloween Night

October is the first full month of Fall and the last day of the month is Halloween. It usually is a fun filled night for kids going trick or treating. However, there chances of being hit by a car are 4 times greater than any other night.

Op-Ed: College sports are playing musical chairs

Have you noticed how many colleges are leaving the athletic conference they are in for a bigger conference. Big East powers, the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University are discussing joining the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Op-Ed: How I coped with September 11, 2001

It has been a decade since the dreadful day that changed the lives of the people of the United States forever. Our nation was surprisingly attacked by terrorists with a death wish.

Op-Ed: Hurricane Irene and non-stop media coverage

Hurricane Irene is gone now and the damage left behind is wide spread, but not as great as feared. The media coverage was heavy throughout the weekend, almost non-stop.

Op-Ed: Fan Violence is Getting Out of Hand

Fan violence rose its ugly head over the weekend at Candlestick Park in San Francisco during and after the exhibition football game between the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.

Every Little Bit of Exercise is Beneficial

Exercise is important in maintaining good health and possibly extending life. A recent study shows that 15 minutes of daily physical activity can reduce your risk of death by 14%, and increase life expectancy by three years.

Op-Ed: Race and Riots

The recent rioting in London is another example of what can happen when a person of color is killed by a law enforcement officer. A black man was shot and killed by a police officer there.

Op-Ed: Amy Winehouse — Another Talented Artist is gone

The recent death of singer Amy Winehouse just adds to the list of talented musical artists that left their mark, but left the world too soon. She seemingly had it all. It was a life that included heavy use of alcohol and drugs.

Op-Ed: Dying to make a catch

When you go to a baseball game, balls are hit into the stands quite frequently. Some fans will do almost anything to catch a ball and a few have tragically died doing just that.

Study: Drinking alcohol may cause stress

Many people will have a drink of alcohol to help relax and unwind. A recent study showed that instead of making someone relax, alcohol may add tension and stress.

Powerful Midwest Storm Causes Ripple Affect

A strong storm in the Midwest on Monday delayed flights in Chicago and other cities around the United States. The winds from that storm gusted up to 80 miles per hour. It was pretty severe but not long.

Op-Ed: The Casey Anthony Verdict is In

The jury in Orlando, Florida found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony. It was an outcome that surprised many people around the country and even defense attorney Jose Baez.

Study: Sexting is cheating

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner brought sexting into a whole new light recently. A new study finds the practice of sending sexual texts or photos over the Internet a tool for those who want to cheat.

March for Jesus Draws 5 Million People in Brazil

Brazil certainly is used to having large crowds at events every such as Carnaval. They also have an event each year known as the 'March for Jesus'. This year the crowd was estimated at 5 million.
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