Rose Nolen columns
This Independence Day, we should be grateful for our military, while looking for ways to better serve our country and those who served before us.
The Fourth of July and Halloween would be much more enjoyable if parents would take care of their children.
Instead of letting every little detail of your life out for public consumption, try practicing restraint.
Schools closing down in Kansas City should serve as a wake-up call to parents that they need to be parents, not friends to their children.
We all need someone in our lives to help us make good decisions.
The news networks need to worry less about entertainment and more about giving viewers the straight facts.
One would think that with all the problems affecting the world today, people would find better things to do than stir up trouble and hurt others' feelings. But maintaining peace and solving problems in a unified way just isn't a priority for some people.
Here are a few lessons learned from a lifetime of attending weddings, anniversaries, graduations and bridal showers.
The dumbing down of America has been happening for decades and that teachers cannot be expected to clean up the mess by themselves.
Grandparents have been forced to sit on the sidelines too long watching their children and grandchildren make mistakes without understanding why. The recession has clarified the failures of modern parenting.
On April 15, a U.S. district court judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. I believe the right to pray or not to pray is a personal choice and there should be a clear cut separation of church and state-with no exceptions.
Throughout the world, Americans send messages of bigotry and hatred. Not only does it hurt our global image, it divides and ruins us as a nation.
Parents are not doing a proper job educating their children on making good choices, as the growing obesity problem shows. This means the public is going to have to step in and help raise the children.
Many people forget the benefit of tight-knit neighborhoods in their lives.
As March is National Women's History Month, it's fitting to take time to honor Lucile Bluford, a woman who struggled for equality and social justice for not only herself, but also for others, throughout her long life.
Turn away from the TV and embrace what good is around you instead of hearing about our crumbling world.
Recent events, such as Central Falls, R.I., high school firing all of its teachers and Kansas City contemplating closing down half of its schools, have highlighted some of the failings of the current public school system. The problems in schools may not just stem from sub-par teachers, but may also be the result irresponsible parenting.
Since there has been nothing done to fix the health care crisis in America, does that mean it's not a big issue anymore? Only taking action now can prevent the ills of a society without health care.
In today's fast-paced and tech-crazy society, many people have reached high stress levels brought on by several aspects of modern living. This stress has led many people to lose the individualist attitude held by those who founded America and become more vulnerable to 'scared out of their wits' political tactics.
With households less reliant on the nuclear family it seems that America's youth is turning to drugs. But the family structure shouldn't shoulder all the blame.