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5:02 AM / Thursday July 2, 2020

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Did marijuana use make Travyon Martin violent?

July 12, 2013

The instant that Sanford police officials in March, 2012 leaked to the media school records that showed Trayvon Martin had been suspended from school for possessing a trace amount of marijuana, there was little doubt that George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys would jump all over this to prove their point about Martin. 

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The Week In Bad Communication

July 5, 2013

From the Supreme Court deciding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act was no longer needed despite a seemingly endless trail of evidence to the contrary to another Court decision that guarantees I’ll be invited to some really FABULOUS weddings in the not-to-distant future, it was a memorable week for news junkies.

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Rice appointment is fitting rebuke to GOP

June 7, 2013

President Barack Obama’s appointment of UN Ambassador Susan Rice as his National Security Adviser was a great move for two reasons. Rice has the same superb qualifications that would have made her an exemplary Secretary of State.

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Malcolm X’s triumphs still trump his tragedies

June 2, 2013

Eighty-eight years after the birth on May 19, 1925, and 48 years after the assassination of black nationalist leader Malcolm X, the tragedy and triumph of his life and work still clouds and uplifts us. The years have seen Malcolm ignored, reviled, and praised. 

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Charles Ramsey stood racial stereotypes on their head

May 17, 2013

If Charles Ramsey is an American hero or another American casualty of media-induced racial stereotyping or both after helping save the lives of the three kidnapped Cleveland women, one thing is now clear. Ramsey has done the seemingly impossible. He’s turned racial stereotyping on its head.

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No Second Class Families

May 13, 2013

African Americans have spent much of our history fighting for equal treatment. Just two generations ago, our parents and our grandparents were banned from eating at certain restaurants, attending certain schools, and working in certain professions.

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The GOP’s war against Obama’s court picks

May 5, 2013

When then President George W. Bush submitted the names of his judicial court nominee picks it took the Senate on average 18 days to take a vote on his picks. When now President Obama submits the names of his judicial court picks it takes 132 days on average to get a Senate vote on them. 

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