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The New Black Opinion-Makers

Charming and smart

Black opinion-makers for this generation and the generation to come are carrying on the tradition of molding black public opinion for progress. Read More »

From Field Holler to Mass Movement to Concert Halls

Sam Cooke of the Soul Stirrers.

The black people of Hollywood, South Carolina, like black people all over America, loved this music for the power it instilled in them; for the hope it engendered and for the spiritual feeling it awakened in them. Read More »

America after Obama

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Nate Silverman the polling genius says that the Senate can fall to Republican control in the 2014 election and if he’s right, look out. Read More »

God and the Planetarium

neil degrasse tyson

Whenever I’m in a conversation about the planetarium I like to make people laugh (and think) by telling them that from the looks of the real night sky, I think that God must have been to the planetarium too. Read More »

He’s Not Heavy: Tribute to a Brother

mentor of the year award

A week later I received a call from Ted. His voice was solemn: “There is bad news and there is good news.” Read More »

Drug-Test Politicians – All of Them

trey-radel

Congress ought to lead by example and initiate this requirement for themselves. After all, most American workers are drug tested. Read More »

The Kelly Files: White Christmas, White Santa

Holiday-Movies

Megyn Kelly looks into the television camera and speaks in a manner that suggests she thinks there are only white children in Santa Claus’s world. Read More »

On ‘Roots,’ ‘Django Unchained,’ ’12 Years a Slave,’ Eight Years a President and Race in America

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It’s been over 400 years, this black burden. That’s a long time; how far have we come? Read More »

Racist Congressional Obstructionism: History Will Be the Judge

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The Republicans of today will not be able to wriggle loose from the judgments of history. Read More »

Unwrapping Django Unchained

Older African Americans tend to be offended by what they regard as a disrespectful exploitation of our holocaust. Read More »