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Urban League Calls for $168B in Job Spending…

March 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Marc Morial explains why and elaborates on the 2010 State of Black America report… The National Urban League, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, has produced an annual State of Black America (SOBA) report for one-third of its existence. At a press conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., the organization released... [Read more...]

Black joblessness is Obama’s next big challenge…

March 26, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( President Obama earned well-deserved accolades for his dogged fight to make a much needed, and long overdue comprehensive health care reform a reality. The president can and should savor the victory and feat. But there’s another equally hard battle that desperately needs to be fought, and that’s the fight to dent... [Read more...]

Arenas Ducks Prison in Gun Possession Case…

March 26, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Embattled Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas will serve 3 months in a halfway house for bringing guns to his locker room to scare a teammate.Prosecutors recommended Arenas get three months in jail, but defense attorneys successfully argued that Arenas didn’t deserve time in jail for  what he considered a prank. Arenas... [Read more...]

Invasion of The American Body…

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( For generations all genres of fiction warned of apocalyptic destruction and despair. What if these works were really cautioning against a disastrous change in consciousness instead of physical events like war or disaster? In the wake of the latest healthcare debate opponents feel doom has arrived. Government once owned the... [Read more...]

‘What Change Looks Like’: Health Care Bill Passes House…

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In a historic vote, Democrats in Congress approved a plan to renovate the U.S. health care system. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, passed an enormous, politically daring overhaul of the American health insurance and health care delivery system by a margin of 219-212. President... [Read more...]

Call Me Crazy…

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Anytime people have a hard time understanding something, the first thing they turn to is an easy label. In the case of people with strong voices, the easy label is “crazy.” I’ve heard it a lot over the years, and even more so over the past few months.  I’ve mostly heard it in small voices, whispered as I leave the room. ... [Read more...]

Uncle tom Strikes Again!

March 23, 2010 by  
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Tweet ( Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steels is an Uncle Tom.  Not because he’s a black man who chose to be down with the GOP.   Being a Republican or a conservative does not – repeat, does not – automatically make an African-American a sell-out.   An Uncle Tom is someone who, when given the choice to either... [Read more...]

Black Conservatives: Ethnic Escapists Or Political Realists??

March 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet ( Black conservatives as a political class don’t actively oppose racism. Ditto our Republicans of all stripes. This markedly ethno-escapist vision joins fantasies of the ” Post racial America ” variety. Rednecks and sophisticated ( White ) supremacists haven’t been relegated to the ash bin of history.... [Read more...]

U.S. Census Forms Arrive: What to Expect…

March 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet ( WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the count begin. More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, in the government’s once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South and the... [Read more...]

Tea Party, Coffee Party: Why Not a Black Party?

March 17, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Now we have the Coffee Party movement which I suppose is a liberal counterpart to the Tea Party that emerged in the Washington, D.C. area, led by Annabel Park, a documentary filmmaker, who was horrified by the ugly, menacing and anti-government spirit of the Tea Party crowd that emerged to disrupt the flow of civil discussion... [Read more...]

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