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Where has all the great black satire gone?

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Last night saw the airing of the 62nd annual prime time Emmy awards. The critically-acclaimed comedy 30 Rock was nominated for “Best Comedy Series” for the fourth time in as many years (it was unseated from its throne by the new series Modern Family). The increasingly popular show features the talents of Emmy […]

Teaching Ebonics in School: It Really Don’t Be Making No Sense…

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I wrote recently about how the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is now seeking to hire Ebonics translators to help them to apprehend drug dealers. The group seems to believe that by learning the underpinnings of urban language, it can find a way to bring down “Pookie nem” on the corner. The website […]

Obama’s “Mongrel” Statement: A Manifestation of Strategy and Indifference…

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( In the last few weeks much discussion regarding a unique matter involving race has surfaced within the African-American community. Such is the case, as President Barack Obama’s appearance on the daytime talk show, The View, in which he classified African Americans as a “mongrel people” has provoked feelings of displeasure among some members […]

How black male student underachievement is reversible…

August 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet ( The Schott Foundation for Public Education has released a new report, Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, which shows that America’s public education system is disproportionately failing its black male students. In the report, there is an overarching message of hope in the fact that […]

NBA should sideline baller accused of battering girlfriend…

August 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Arrests: 1. Games played: 0 Lance Stephenson, welcome to the NBA. Long before the former high school phenom suits up in his first game for the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson managed to score his first assault charge as a professional. The 19-year-old Stephenson was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly pushing his girlfriend, Jasmine […]

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