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12:42 PM / Monday July 24, 2017

Commentary

What Happens When Police Slay a White Woman?

July 21, 2017

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The slaying of  Justine Damond, a white woman from Australia, by a Minneapolis police officer, defies the by now ritualistic police shooting of a civilian. The ritual goes like this. A White, or non-Black, cop guns down a young, generally unarmed, African-American male. There is the inevitable rage and protests. Police…

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The Cultural Coach: Honest cultural audits lead to less divisive dialogs

July 21, 2017

By Linda Wallace In performing a cultural audit, the most difficult task we encounter is overcoming the desire to make ourselves look good. An honest cultural audit helps identify opportunities for developing the social skills that support creativity, productivity and efficiency. If done correctly, it also exposes deep biases that may not even be on…

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Rep. Jordan Harris sounds off on noose found near Rittenhouse

July 14, 2017

By State Rep. Jordan Harris Recently in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection, a noose was found hanging from a tree near 18th and Lombard streets. This is the second time in nearly two weeks that this has occurred. As an elected official whose district borders where the noose was found, and…

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Is there no decency?

July 14, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  RJ Matson, Roll Call   By Julianne Malveaux TriceEdneyWire.com During the 2016 campaign, our 45th President [Donald Trump] once promised that he would be “so Presidential that it will be boring.” If only. Instead, he has managed to irk even his Republican allies by wallowing in the muck of name-calling, yet again, belittling…

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How Bill killed Netflix and Chill

July 7, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com   By Elona Washington As an African-American woman, the Bill Cosby trial was unsettling. A part of me hoped that the charges were simply a misunderstanding or an attempt to extort the incredibly successful comedian, actor, director, author, and philanthropist. That’s the easiest explanation, right? And if those charges could…

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What’s really behind Trump’s clinical fixation with Obama

July 7, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News   Trump will stop at nothing to try and destroy Obama’s programs, legacy and ultimately place in history. This is a fixation for which there is no cure.   By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The clinicians would have a field day with President Donald Trump’s fixation with former President…

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The Cultural Coach: When Will the Divisiveness End?

July 7, 2017

By Linda Wallace Dear Cultural Coach: It’s discouraging that we make little progress in overcoming divisions. Behold! We have a new one — the reds and the blues. Can’t we put a stop to this before it goes any further? READER from Spring, Texas Dear Spring: Political, racial and religious divisiveness will continue as long…

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The opioid crisis in Black and White

June 29, 2017

Black drug users lack something that white rural and suburban drug users don’t. That is political clout. By Earl Ofari Hutchinson On March 29, 2017, the mood at the White House was somber when #45 Trump signed an executive order establishing a commission charged with making recommendations on dealing with the opioid crisis. At the…

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Why do we get so worked up over the N-word?

June 23, 2017

ABOVE PHOTO:  Bill Maher, right, appears with professor and author Michael Eric Dyson during a broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” in Los Angeles. Many African Americans expressed disappointment on June 2 when Maher uttered the N-word on his late-night cable television show. (Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP) By Earl Ofari Hutchinson TV host…

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JFK’s “New Frontier” vs. Trump’s America the Usual

June 22, 2017

ABOVE CARTOON:  Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III TriceEdneyWire.com “But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and…

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