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A New Year – A Purposeful Life – A Lesson of Sacrifice

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From Death Panels to Individual Liberty: The Affordable Care Act

If you are like me and want to know more about the Affordable Care Act be prepared to wade through the murky waters of fact versus fiction.  Moreover, much if not all of what is heard about the Affordable Care Act has been the GOP’s advertisements and slander of the law, which as far as content is concerned amounts to noise. […]

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No New Years Resolutions

Every year millions of people reflect on all the poor choices they made in the previous 365 days and vow never to repeat them again. In some cases, the old habits are completely erased, but for most folks the efforts are as futile as Lindsey Lohan staying out of trouble. I’ve never been a fan […]

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This “Angry White Dude” Isn’t That Smart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtH7vH4yRcYv The funniest thing to me about the Tea Party’s response to my video,”What if the Tea Party was Black?“, is their insistent claim that the tea party isn’t racist, while at the same time making blatantly racist comments about me or black people in general. Case in point, some blogger calling himself “Angry White […]

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Lovergirl

I’ve known my daddy to leave town and stay overnight for three events: 1. His yearly trips to Las Vegas, NV, 2. My sister’s wedding, and 3. A Rick James concert in Indianapolis.  As my father recalls, I was in utero when he and my mom took that 2-hour drive south for the Rick James […]

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What’s Up With Kwanzaa?

Hope everyone’s Christmas was complete with family and happiness. If you thought that such a spirit lives for a few moments in December, you are indeed wrong and perhaps exhausted. There follows more family time and appreciation for any Black souls that share, also, a need for little historical significance in their life. Today is […]

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The Politics of the Butt: Nicki Minaj Got a Big Ole Butt and so Do I

Take the average black man and ask him that She gotta pack much back So, fellas! (Yeah!) Fellas! (Yeah!) Has your girlfriend got the butt? (Hell yeah!) Tell ‘em to shake it! (Shake it!) Shake it! (Shake it!) Shake that healthy butt! Baby got back! Yes, Nikki Minaj has a round derriere and so do […]

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Please Ask, Do Tell: Part 2

For far too long have people been forced into silence, a silence that neither yields equality or freedom. This is the silence that conjures depression, subjugation, and ostracization. A creed that keeps people quiet in the name of sustaining what traditionalist preach to be “proper.”  This silence is what keeps men on the DL, women […]

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Don’t Call It A Comeback: Obama Leads America To Another Victory

This past Sunday the world witnessed one of the greatest comebacks ever in the history of professional football. I know I have the tendency to hyperbolize athletic events, but this was one for the ages. In just under 8 minutes Michael Vick sliced and diced the New York Giants defense to lead the Philadelphia Eagles […]

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Georgia Prison Strike & Why We Need Our Own Media

Did you know one of the largest prison protests in US history took place last week? If you said no that’s not surprising considering it was not covered by corporate funded mainstream media. The word got out through conscious bloggers like Davey D, effective uses of social media like Twitter and Facebook and by the hard work and efforts of some a the few independent and unafraid media outlets we have left.

According to the Final Call Newspaper (the last standing black owned weekly international newspaper),

“Fed up with bad food, unjust treatment, poor education and inadequate health care, thousands of inmates in Georgia’s prison system staged “Lockdown for Liberty,” a peaceful protest on Dec. 9, according to activists”

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