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Chris Ballard; When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Died…

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( It was April 4th, 1968 and a coward’s shot rang from the distance. The target: a brave man. It was a mild 90-degree’s on that day. If one searched, no breeze could be found from the east or the west nor the north or the south in Memphis, Tenn. That morning Dr. King awoke feeling at ease with himself and the message he proclaimed... [Read more...]

kYmberly Keeton; Message to the Revolution: Gil Scott-Heron, The Poet…

May 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I will never forget when I heard the political poem, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, performed at The Arlington Museum of Art, in Arlington, Texas. I was so enamored, attentive, and wanted to know if the poet on the stage was the author of the powerful words. I later found out who wrote the famous lyrics. The originator... [Read more...]

Sorry Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson; Make Noise If You Want To…

May 28, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( Time and circumstances has a way of changing your opinion about people. There was a time not too long ago when black people in my generation shook their heads at people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. They always seem to be raising hell for petty issues and playing the race card when we were trying to move past that. The... [Read more...]

In Honor of Civil Rights Leader Malcolm X…

May 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( May 19th “Today” is the birth date of El Haaj Malik El-Shabazz, known to us as Malcolm X. Who was Malcolm X? Malcolm X was a number of things to a number of people. To white racists, he was the physical manifestation of the chickens coming home to roost—the sins of the father being visited upon the sons. He was... [Read more...]

President Barack Obama, Congressional Black Caucus on solid ground?

May 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If President Barack Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus defined their relationship on Facebook, there’s little doubt what the status would be: It’s complicated. This week, Obama will meet privately with the caucus at the White House in the latest attempt to define a sometimes strained relationship between  Congress’s... [Read more...]

Crystal Wright; President Barack Obama’s Terror Victory Missing Something

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Let’s not get confused, President Obama ended the hunt for Osama bin Laden but it was President George W. Bush who started it. And without Bush, Obama wouldn’t have been able to take credit for killing bin Laden. Bush sowed the seeds for this 10 years ago when he declared the War on Terror. After al Qaeda terrorists, under... [Read more...]

Taking Credit vs. Taking Action “President Obama/Donald Trump/George Bush/Osama Bin Laden”

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( After releasing the long form of his birth certificate President Obama said, “We’ve got some enormous challenges out there… We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.” One of those “carnival barkers” Donald Trump held a press conference to call attention... [Read more...]

Arthur Lewin; 13 Very Strange Coincidences…

Tweet ( On August 28, 2008 Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president exactly 45 years to the day from Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. The Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement ended exactly 100 years apart, in 1865 and 1965 respectively. The most important speech during the Civil War was President... [Read more...]

Arthur Lewin; Malcolm X vs. Martin Luther King…

May 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Everything has its opposite. Black has white. Night has day. Hard, soft. Hot, cold. If there was a Martin Luther King Jr., there had to be a Malcolm X. Martin Luther King, history remembers. Malcolm X, history tries to forget. But each man in his own way dominated the times in which he lived. . . Malcolm’s earliest memory is... [Read more...]

Bin Laden Kill Shatters Obama Soft on Terrorism Myth…

May 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( During the 2008 presidential election campaign, the GOP hit plan on then Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama was simple. Pound him relentlessly as soft on the war on terrorism and the military. GOP presidents Reagan, Bush Sr., and especially George W. Bush in 2004 in his reelection fight with Democratic presidential... [Read more...]

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