Month: August 2016

“Poor People Are Dying in Jail while You ‘Talkin Loud and Ain’t Sayin Nothin”: An Open Letter to Trump by an Educated Black Woman

Dear Mr. Trump, It’s me again. And this time I’m not just speaking out on behalf of educated black women. I want you to know that for the more than 46 million African-Americans that you purport to be suddenly concerned about, we’re not convinced of your sincerity. Perhaps you didn’t know this but African Americans, like you, often …

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We are Not Poor and Dumb: An Open Letter to Mr. Trump by an Educated Black Woman

Dear Mr. Trump, I’m sorry but Black women didn’t get the memo on how poorly educated we are. I know this is what you believe because, according to you, our schools stink and we live in squalor!  It’s not that folks like you haven’t tried to convince us for decades that we’re an abject, downtrodden …

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Ryan Lochte’s Millions Swim Upstream and There’s Nothing He Can Do

#Lochtegate is more than just a hashtag on social media. It symbolizes the public scandal that 12 time Olympic medal swimmer Ryan Lochte finds himself in as he finishes the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and awaits the decision of the United States Olympic commission on any disciplinary action he might face. This entire situation …

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Where is the Outrage: Ryan Lochte’s Ever-Changing “Rio Robbery” Tale

Medal-winning swimmers or world-class liars? That’s what the world is trying to decipher as US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates–Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger– weave a nefarious web of conflicting stories about a wild night out on the town in Rio. Vandalizing a gas station, urinating on walls and …

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Milwaukee Plays the Race Card in Shooting of Sylville Smith

Something odd is happening in Milwaukee. A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday. But this time the narrative is slightly different. The officer is also African-American. Rather then release the videotape of the shooting Milwaukee’s top brass is playing the race card. Milwaukee officials have reiterated time and …

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