Category: Race

crack

This Is How Crack Would Get Sprinkled On Me

  The last 4 minutes of a man’s life. Warning, it’s graphic.     I was always taught to put my head on the steering wheel and and my hands at “10 and 2” when pulled over. Back in the days of yore when I used to drive regularly, I...

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Pioneer Earl Lloyd Opened The Doors of the NBA

  There I was on my comfy couch, feet up on the ottoman, catching the captivating double-header that TNT is featuring. The first matchup consisted of an MVP-race showdown between LeBron’s Cavs vs. Steph Curry’s Warriors.   Although underwhelming, it led to arguably one of the best games of the season:...

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Zendaya, Dreadlocks, Giuliana Rancic and Stereotypes

  18 year old Zendaya Coleman wowed viewers and critics when she stepped onto the Oscars Red Carpet rocking dreadlocks paired with her elegant gown. According to Hollywood Life, Zendaya’s intentions were inspired by Lisa Bonnet’s character on The Cosby Show. Beautiful as ever, Zendaya floated her way down the...

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Words of Wisdom From Hov

  As racial tensions brew, and race relations remain the topic of conversation, a voice of reason has emerged. While a number of entertainers in the public eye have voiced their concerns about recent deadly police encounters, we turn to a familiar voice of reason that resonates with all races....

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The NRA and Iggy Azalea: Where Are You?

Where is the NRA while with their usual message of the need of people to arm themselves against an overzealous government? We’re getting Cliven Bundied except it’s not cattle and acres. Our transgressions are cigars and cigarettes, ironically staples in communities they see very little benefit from other than smooth,...

white privilege

The Limits Of White Privilege In The World

I am a white woman. In addition to that, I am a more-or-less conventionally attractive, thin, educated white woman. I don’t come from money, but that does little to thwart my overall privilege. I also have one of those faces that people perceive as friendly. If there are several open...

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Why Ferguson Shouldn’t Follow MLK

  There has been a lot of discussion of following MLK’s example for the people of Ferguson. Apparently, many people are being given the sanitized version of MLK and how his nonviolent protest was viewed.   The majority of Americans, considered MLK to be an extreme radical. The FBI went...

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Barkley Is Right: Why It Doesn’t Matter

Charles Barkley made what some found to be interesting comments on reports emanating from the Seattle Seahawks locker room that certain players felt quarterback Russell Wilson was “not black enough”. I am not going to address the reasons why because the whole notion is silly on it’s face. (Can you...

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Pumpkins and Social Media

  Pumpkins From ABCNews:   “Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend.   The parties around Keene State University coincided with the Keene...

Redskin: We Can Say Something Else

  I talked about the Redskins and their name awhile back. My position was, and still is, there would be no change on the part of Daniel Snyder until there was organized action to effect his bottom-line. It looks like that organized action is happening through government and the court...