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D.C. Theatre: How Politicians Steal The Show

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 on the reality shows go on to […]

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Make 2010 A Post “Post-Race” Year

“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 in the mid-nineties he gave a lot […]

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My Thoughts On Christmas

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 Buy because she did not move fast […]

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A “High-Tech Lynching” in 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 lynching for uppity blacks who in any […]

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Politicians Say The Darndest Things

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 it will be someone else. Can I […]

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Barack, Where Art Thou?

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 thing to do. I will be listening […]

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A Date With Ms. Katie

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 suggest there is something peculiar about the […]

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Judging Life

  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”. Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United […]

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You Think I’m Black? Part 2

            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 should recognize their African roots. Let’s delve […]

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