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Barack Obama: A Unique Historic Figure

Politicians will be politicians, and we should hold EVERY politician’s feet to the fire. But when you consider that Black people have been trudging all…

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Spiking the Football: White America's Refusal To Come To Grips with Race

In my recent piece on President Obama’s press briefing about race following the Zimmerman verdict, I wrote: “There is not one white person alive, myself…

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A Moment of Candor and An Opportunity for Reflection: The Obama Race Speech (VIDEO)

Yesterday afternoon, Barack Obama took time to address the nation not as the President but as an African-American and it was one of the more…

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Why on Earth Would Any Minority or Woman Want To Be a Republican?

No, the above question was not meant to be facetious. I’m quite serious. I’ve thought about this for quite some time and I’m convinced that…

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Blacks in the Midwest Face Pervasive Bias in Marijuana Arrests

The big picture The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday released a scathing report detailing rampant racial discrimination evident in the enforcement of marijuana laws. Judging…

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