Archive for April 2008

One Last Point

Apr 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Politics

This is the promise of the Obama candidacy, encapsulated and made real. Obama is urging blacks to leave behind, once and for all, the politics of conspiratorial victimhood — the politics of Jeremiah Wright and, although Obama can’t afford politically to say so explicitly, of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — and embrace the politics […]



Wright Again

Apr 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Economy

I agreed with much more of Wright’s “Different Is Not Deficient” Speech than I disagreed. Until his press conference, I suspect most of America did. I was pleased that so many people watched his amazing speech. Many of the most culturally incompetent (or most culturally imperialistic, or most xenophobic) among them probably heard those education, […]



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Apr 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Social

Interesting to see how the ideological left hates the mainstream media as much as the ideological right. Being of the latter I’m trying to understand your perspective here, and why you think Obama is being victimized. First of all, the double-standard argument just doesn’t hold water. I would consider Rev. Wright something of a racist, […]



On Sean Bell

Apr 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Politics

I am completey torn about the case. I was not surprised at all that the cops were acquitted. Blacks in New York city (and surrounding boroughs) are second class citizens. I don’t understand why the so-called leaders and the mayor was asking for no violence. Blacks already know that if they get out of line […]



More On Rev Wri

Apr 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Entertainment

(ARA) – Some men are just fine getting ties every year for the holidays. Others cherish a new set of clubs or season tickets to their favorite sports team’s home games. But your guy is a truck guy . . . and the only gift that will make his holiday season bright is one that […]



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Apr 15th, 2008 | By | Category: Barak Obama, Politics

President Barack Obama declared Monday that insurance giant American International Group is in financial straits because of “recklessness and greed” and said he intends to stop it from paying out millions in executive bonuses. “It’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay,” Obama said […]



The new nas joi

Apr 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Social

Nas’s flow is still splendid. And the argument in this song will grow more persuasive as the average quality of life (read as “quality of healthcare, educational resources, safety of living environment, and proportion of discretionary leisure time to economically necessary labor time”) continues to increase for African Americans. If I could choose the genes, […]



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Apr 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Personally, I’m not worried about low voter turnout. I interpret it to mean that people are generally satisfied. As any town councilperson knows angry people show up to complain, satisfied people stay home.



Bob Johnson doe

Apr 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Politics

Most African Americans didn’t mind other AA’s supporting the Clinton camp, no problem at all. But when they tried to paint Obama as some ‘stereotypical’ nigga from the hood (to scare white voters), that’s when the Clintons lost the AA community! It was the Clinton plan and well coordinated, otherwise Clinton would not have to […]



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Apr 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Few words have the power to upset individuals and corrode a conversation more than the N-word. Its very use short-circuits rational discourse. Thrown around with frequency in certain circles, the N-word provokes and torments, gaining totemic power with each use. The N-word I refer to is, of course, “Nazi.” Over 60 years after the end […]