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4:49 AM / Sunday August 25, 2019

Commentary

Dear President Obama…

September 19, 2010

I’ve been meaning to talk to you for a while because I couldn’t help but notice that you’ve been getting it from all sides lately. When I saw your Labor Day speech on Monday you alluded to some of the grief that you’ve been taking from people…

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Keepin’ it real…real dumb

September 4, 2010

The truth is, we’ve been on an anti-intellectual downslide for a long time now. During the Bush Administration, the smart were dismissed in favor of the ideologically pure.

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Abbey Lincoln, a true treasure

August 28, 2010

I rue her passing not just because we’ve lost a musical giant possessed of a unique voice but in this age of mediocre talent filtered through computer apps, reality show bimbo-ism as the ultimate aspiration and a celebrity sensibility where social consciousnes…

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The ‘Ground Zero’ Mosque: a controversy askew

August 16, 2010

A battle over consecrated ground has erupted as an American Muslim organization moves forward with its plans to build a mosque/community center in lower Manhattan, two blocks from the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

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GOP’s invitation to Breibart shows they are lying about race

August 8, 2010

Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele has repeatedly snapped back at the charge and the notion that the GOP is racist, harbors racist elements, and plays the race card. Steele on occasion has loudly said that the RNC must embrace diversity, and be a big tent that includes minorities.

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NAACP still hasn’t atoned for Sherrod blunder

July 31, 2010

NAACP president Ben Jealous caught holy hell from black bloggers for his astoundingly embarrassing rush to judgment applauding the curb toss of Department of Agriculture offical Shirley Sherrod. Jealous, of course, quickly reversed gear…

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Vantage Point: The power of “black consciousness”

July 26, 2010

Spurred by what I perceive as a “state of emergency” in Black America, in recent weeks I have been offering prescriptions for what people of African descent can do to combat and overcome decades of benign and blatant neglect in America’s “dark ghettos.” The irony, even tragedy, is that…

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Tyler Perry, The Boondocks, and my Black Card

July 18, 2010

In Blackworld, there are a whole lot of things that you don’t discuss because doing so is the equivalent of touching the Third Rail on a railroad track: you’re going to get shocked to death and it’s usually not worth it.

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