Month: August 2016

A Day Later and A Dollar Short: 5 Reasons Why Trump’s “I Love Black Folks” Speech is DOA

I’ve spent hours trying to figure out how to condense this article from the would-be thousand-page piece to something manageable that folks would read. Really, I could spend hours writing about why Trump’s speech in Wisconsin yesterday is insulting to African-Americans. But given that most folks have better things to do with their time than …

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There’s A Reason George Zimmerman’s Prosecutor is Criticized

Angela Corey is best known as the prosecutor who over charged George Zimmerman and lost what many legal experts say should have been a winnable murder case following the death of Trayvon Martin. It was painful to watch Corey in a series of interviews following Zimmerman’s acquittal as she tried to justify her office’s handling …

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Gabby Douglas Is Our Daughter, Sister and Friend: Let’s Show Her Some Respect

I’m sick of the vile comments and the aggressive take down of Gabby Douglas on social media. All parents and folks of good conscious should be standing up for Gabby.  Very few people can even imagine the pressure that a 19-year-old feels on the world stage and having to compete at the highest level with …

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What? Black Folks Can Swim: The Misguided Attack on Gold Medalist Simone Manuel

There’s a saying in the black church: “tell the truth and shame the devil.” Simone Manual did that and more when she became the first African-American female swimmer to win an individual Olympic event. She crushed any myth about Black people’s ability and desire to swim. Her historical moment should have been celebrated around the …

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Why It Should Piss You Off That Even If Black People Work 225 Years They Won’t Make Income Of Their White Counterparts

Work hard. Go to school. Save money. Be a good Christian. These are admonitions most African American parents tell their kids from day one. But a recent report found that if you are Black and follow all of these rules, chances are it will still take you 225 years to accumulate the wealth of the …

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