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Some Democrats finally get it right about President Obama

April 12, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  The current cover of the New Yorker magazine with a nod to President Barack Obama’s success on Affordable Care Act.   By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Some Democrats that are running for election or reelection in 2014 have gotten it right about President Barack Obama.  They have not taken Obama’s supposed plunged public approval…

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The Other Race for Governor

April 7, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Gov. Tom Corbett   By G. Terry Madonna & Michael L.Young It may surprise some to hear that not one but two gubernatorial campaigns are under way in the Keystone state. One of them, of course, is the red hot Democratic race now featuring four candidates, any one of which could win the primary,…

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Rampant racism in high school sports is indicative of a bigger problem

March 30, 2014

Are students to blame for racist behavior or is society ignoring the elephant in the room?   By Ricardo A. Hazell  The Shadow League Have you ever Googled the terms “racism” and “high school sports”?  Well, if you ever wanted to lose faith in humanity a few degrees more than you may have already, then…

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Mahopac’s racist tweets are much of America’s tweets

March 21, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Photo grab: freep.com   By Earl Ofari Hutchinson Here is an extensive sampling of the racist tweets that got the mostly white Mahopac High School in Westchester County, New York in hot water and drew recent national attention. “That’s why you shouldn’t let monkeys out of their cages #MtVernonZoo,” @ryansarf.  @max_Senger1. posted the…

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President Obama’s “Brother” crisis

March 11, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Barack Obama gestures during an event in the East Room of the White House to promote his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Washington. Joined at the White House by young men of color, Obama called on America’s businesses, philanthropists and government leaders to join forces to put…

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Black players get the flag with NFL’s N word ban

March 2, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during NFL football practice in Davie, Fla. Pending free agency and a racially charged bullying scandal could add up to a completely overhauled Miami Dolphins offensive line and some players looking for a job.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)…

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The ‘N’ word…Has it finally gone away?

February 7, 2014

There’s probably not a single word in the English language that dredges up profound imagery of one kind or another as ‘nigger’. A most derogatory term—and at the same time, recently, a word that has been adopted as a term of both animus and endearment among African American youth.

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