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12:31 AM / Wednesday August 5, 2020

Commentary

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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Can President Obama really break our oil addiction?

July 5, 2010

In his televised address, President Obama again sternly warned that the nation must break its dependency on oil. He again called on Congress to pass an energy bill that would vastly expand our hunt for and use of alternative and renewable energy sources.

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The BP spill could scuttle the legacy of the first black presidency

June 21, 2010

From the satellite images, the spill becomes a massive bruise on the skin of the earth, 4,000 square miles of blood pooling just below the surface; at sea level, a creeping, seeping elephantine toxic blob, antithetical to life, spreads into the wetlands and onto the shoreline consuming everything in its path.

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Shout at Obama to muscle BP aside is futile and wrongheaded

June 13, 2010

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell minced no words in a talk with ABC News. Powell said President Obama should muscle BP aside and move in with “decisive force.” The general had one thing in mind, and that’s a military type response to and seizure of the operation.

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Reckless: The sad saga of Lawrence Taylor

June 5, 2010

His larger than life legend bookends in opposition: by the end of his football career, LT was known as the greatest defensive player in the history of the game; he was also known as one of the most troubled players the NFL ever had to deal with.

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