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5:38 AM / Thursday July 2, 2020

Commentary

Child Watch: The massive human and moral cost of gun violence

January 26, 2013

The heartrending massacre of 20, 6 and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn. has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. It has been a relentlessly unreported and under-reported plague…

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How black is black enough?

January 20, 2013

I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN’s “First Take” program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired outright.

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Black America 2013: Hook in and hook up

January 6, 2013

How will African-American people improve our situation in 2013? Right now, we have higher unemployment than any other population in our nation, less wealth, higher school dropout rates, and more crime in our communities. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that African-American communities…

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How the NRA kills and will continue to try and kill gun curbs

December 29, 2012

Outgoing Nebraska Senator Nelson’s alleged sin was that he helped put Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court. It reminded its supporters that the Nebraska Senator can’t be a pro-gun senator when he backs anti-gun judges. It’s next alert read, “Boot Brown out of office.

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Why Obama must stand firm on taxing the wealthy

December 17, 2012

Obama has heard every argument from the GOP, the gaggle of conservative economists, and financial analysts on why it’s foolhardy to press for a tax hike on the wealthy. The hike won’t come close to raising the revenue needed to avert the fiscal cliff. It will stunt business growth and…

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White guys still rule the GOP

December 10, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner didn’t bother to go through the pretense of recommending more women and minorities to chair House committees. All nineteen of his chair picks were white men. The committee chairs determine what legislation gets heard or stonewalled in the House.

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Where did Black Radio go?

December 2, 2012

“Historically, Black Radio … fulfilled all functions Black people needed … but now it’s time to take a serious look and right the wrong of the mess we call Black Radio today,” says Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs, a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department at Morgan State University.

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