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January 19, 2012
As America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. ‘s birthday this week and is getting ready to celebrate Black History Month in February, I have reflected on the state of liberalism and its impact on the Black community and have concluded that I am very confused!
What am I confused about? Before Obama’s election as president, no one thought we would ever see a Black person elected president because of…Continue
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October 20, 2011
Fannie Lou Hamer (pronounced hay-mer) was one of the unsung pillars of the civil rights movement in the U.S. She was a phenomenal woman—a woman of great determination and great purpose. She was not one to hold back her feelings, especially when fighting for equality.
In 1964 she was elected Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Their stated purpose was to…Continue
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August 25, 2011
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June 16, 2011
The church used to be the mirror that society looked into to see its reflection. But, now the church has become the reflection that mirrors society.
Unfortunately, the church seems to have lost its way and can no longer be counted on to provide light in a dark world.
Last month, embattled preacher Eddie Long made an out of court settlement of the sexual charges made against…Continue
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May 12, 2011
Last night Michelle Obama hosted an “Evening of Poetry” at the White House. She invited an eclectic group of poets to recite their poetry. But, Fox News and right wing radio has singled out one performer—the Grammy award winning rapper Common—to be on the receiving end of their ire.
I don’t listen to his music, but from talking with friends who know him, he seems to be a nice enough guy…Continue
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March 3, 2011
In agriculture, if the root of the plant goes bad, so goes the rest of the plant. Above the ground, the plant may be very beautiful, but internally it is dying.
This reminds me of “The Root” online magazine (www.theroot.com). According to their website: “The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking…Continue
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