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Thursday 18 May

  • Bill O'Reilly Fears the End of White Privilege (11:17) - Oh give me a break. Yes, when I'm tired, cynicism is wont to raise its ugly head. Sometimes I wish the surgery performed to make his mouth move when his butt talks would expose itself for all to see. Alas,... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • "Tar Baby" Said He? (10:56) - I know in this day and age of catchy cliches and snazzy phrases one must always keep in mind to back away from those words and phrases smacking of . . . well . . . the tales of... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Monday 15 May

  • Yawn: The "Decider" Speaks (22:43) - I have nothing to say regarding our President’s speech tonight sans this, a few quotes from Abraham Lincoln: “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Sunday 7 May

  • The Immigration Issue: Can I Beat That Dead Horse One More Time (13:43) - Lately, what I’ve seen surrounding the immigration debate is some of the worse kind of racism I’ve not seen in years. Then again, I predicted Bush’s landing on Plymouth Rock (aka the White House) would produce some of the worse... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Wednesday 12 April

  • Amen, Amen, Amen -- Ain't I A Woman? (09:32) - I could not agree more with Jill Nelson and her commentary On the Verge: Sisters Under Attack. She sums up much of what I've been feeling, reading and seeing in the media lately. Particularly, as the media and others have... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Tuesday 11 April

  • Thank You Jasmyne (20:58) - Now I get this. And, for those who feel she misused Audre Lorde's quote: “I have come to believe over and over again, that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the... | 1 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Okay, Catching Up With The Tour (14:51) - First, I want to say my earlier post here was not -- I repeat -- was not a slap at Jasmyne Cannick's post here. It was not a direct slap, a passive agressive slap, or an indirect slap. Honestly, because... | 1 Trackbacks | 2 Comments
  • Israel Declares Sharon Permanently Incapacitated (13:55) - CNN is reporting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 78, who has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke January 4th of this year (01/04/06 to 04/11/06), was declared permanently incapacitated by the Israeli Cabinet thus, formally ending his premiership..... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Voting Rights Still Need Federal Protection (11:04) - Congress Should Renew Key Sections of Historic Law Miami Herald Considering the remarkable changes that have occurred in America since passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it would be easy to dismiss efforts to renew several provisions of... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • The Politics Of Other (06:47) - The news that permeates our conscience from television screens across America is the news of immigrants marching, hundreds of thousands strong, in protest. I believe what they have done is honorable and I commend them on standing for their rights... | 0 Trackbacks | 1 Comments
  • Thursday 6 April

  • I Have Been Waiting For This (15:31) - Gandhi said evil will persist in darkness only for so long before eventually reaching the light. They will appear to suceed for so long before their eventual fall. Professor Kim has links to the news that, according to Libby, Bush... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Tuesday 4 April

  • What A Messed Up World (21:26) - The more I listen to the news, the more I hear history speak. The more I listen to inept men and women speak, the more I hear history. The more I look upon current events, again, the more I hear... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Friday 31 March

  • Strawberry Fields Forever (15:56) - She once professed herself a Beatle fan but, when asked about “4,000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire,” the question was met with a blank expression by the one who professed being a fan. “Four, thousand, holes . . . ?” was... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Thursday 16 March

  • Did Anyone See This? (21:23) - I really have not had much time to blog though there has been much in the news and much on my mind. However, I'm taking a little time out from my busy schedule to note this particular article and the... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
  • Wednesday 1 March

  • The Role of Race in Election Law (10:08) - The Supreme Court this week will hear arguments about race, partisanship and money and the role they play in election law. The Supreme Court two years ago "narrowly upheld a congressional districting plan in Pennsylvania," a move highly criticized... | 0 Comments
  • Monday 27 February

  • Lou Dobbs Is Pissed! (13:02) - This very staunch conservative and lifelong Republican has been at odds with the Bush Administration.  It started with the exportation of American jobs overseas and has reached a crescendo with selling our ports to foreign interests.  I think this administration... | 0 Comments
  • Wednesday 15 February

  • The Bush Report Card (06:58) - Black America Web is keeping track of the Bush administration's policies and they have posted a series of articles on how Bush's "voodoo economics" Part Deux has affected Black America.  Regarding the Bush tax cuts:  In 2004, the non-partisan Congressional... | 0 Comments
  • Sunday 12 February

  • Raise The Fist Case Far From Over (11:05) - “First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but... | 0 Comments
  • Friday 10 February

  • Hip Cat (05:34) - Yes, I use the words “hip cat” as a term(s) of endearment.  This particular hip cat takes me back a ways and reminds me of some of the cats I used to know back in the day.  The brother also... | 0 Comments
  • Wednesday 8 February

  • Rod 2.0 With The Blow By Blow (11:22) - Great job too!  He covers everything, including the commentators and interview on his blog.  Read more here.  "Martin Luther King was assasinated on my birthday. For the past forty years, Coretta and I have called each other on that day,... | 0 Comments
  • Friday 27 January

  • Open Mouth Insert . . . (09:50) - "This one was not deserved. I was dealing with a hypothetical, talking about lowering crime rate by aborting babies, babies in the black community. And that this was a hypothetical, obviously, that was a matter that had been under discussion... | 0 Comments
  • Wednesday 25 January

  • Finding Relevance (15:23) - I was telling a friend the other night that we, Black Folk, spend too much time worrying about who owes this, who didn't give that, we're looking to the government to do something for people who don't vote.  Many of... | 1 Comments
  • Monday 23 January

  • No They Didn't Go There (12:38) - I will concede Condi is a bit abrupt, might be out of touch with reality, and can be – at best – a little over the top with her choice of words sometimes, i.e., "Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive... | 1 Comments
  • Wednesday 30 November

  • Stolen Honor (08:52) - "I cannot support a msn [mission] that leads to corruption, human rights abuse and liars. I am sullied.  I came to serve honorably and feel dishonored. "Death before being dishonored any more." --Army Col. Ted Westhusing War, money and business... | 0 Trackbacks | 0 Comments
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