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D.C. Theatre: How Politicians Steal The Show

By edward 4:55 am January 5, 2010 Sometimes I feel like life is one big reality show. I can’t say that I’m an avid follower of “For the Love of Ray J”, “The Bad Girls Club, or “The Real World”. However, I do know that drama and ratings are positively correlated. Many of the stars […]

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Make 2010 A Post “Post-Race” Year

By edward 3:06 am December 29, 2009 “Brooklyn we did it”. Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls, the larger than life hip-hop icon, carried a lot of weight, most of the load he carried was from his corpulent frame, but another portion was from carrying the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant on his back. As Brooklyn’s unofficial ambassador […]

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My Thoughts On Christmas

By edward 1:27 am December 22, 2009 When most people think of Christmas they usually envision images of an older, portly, White man in a hot, itchy red costume, encouraging children to sit on his lap while desperately trying to not look like a pedophile. Others may think of a grandmother getting trampled in Best […]

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A “High-Tech Lynching” in 2009

By edward 4:52 am December 15, 2009 In a 1991 Senate confirmation hearing  Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas said:  “This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech […]

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Politicians Say The Darndest Things

By edward 4:42 am December 8, 2009 Politicians say the “darndest” things. No, seriously they do.  Last week it was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs patronizing American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan by condescendingly comparing her tough interrogation to his son’s temper tantrums. Don’t believe me, ask Summer. Yesterday it was Harry Reid, tomorrow […]

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Barack, Where Art Thou?

By edward 3:45 am December 1, 2009 Before I begin let me make this very clear: There is a difference between being culturally proud and politically aware. Tonight we will hear the President unveil his strategy for Afghanistan. He will attempt to explain to his constituents why sending more troops to Afghanistan is the right […]

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A Date With Ms. Katie

By edward 10:42 am November 17, 2009 The relationship between Black men and White women has historically been the most taboo of subjects, in terms of forbidden love or lust. From Birth of Nation, to Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, to the film Obsessed starring Beyonce and Idris Elba, we have been inundated with images that […]

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Judging Life

By edward 4:05 am November 10, 2009   By no means am I a constitutional scholar. I have yet to attend a law school class, and I have never given an oral argument before The Supreme Court. With that said, whatever I may lack in legal acumen, I make up for with “real world knowledge”. […]

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You Think I’m Black? Part 2

By edward 8:22 pm November 3, 2009             After my original post, “You think I’m Black”, I received a lot of feedback from some of my friends and colleagues- from some adulation, and from others scorn. Due to their varying opinions I decided that I couldn’t end the discussion on the note that Blacks everywhere […]

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