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Oops Upside Your Head

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

PerplexedThe current Baltimore riots are counterproductive but grabbed our attention for three reasons—1) the continued harm to black prisoners, 2) the threat of anarchy that riots can hold and 3) the inability of “safe” black people including the USA President to corral the anger in black communities except for the actions of one black mother who publicly took control of her son.

Race Still Matters When You’re Not White

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Young Blk professionalI’m sure that the death of more young black males will occur at the hands of the police, but racism may not be the total story. As I watched a couple of businesses burning in Ferguson, Mo., I couldn’t help but reflect on the Black Panther Movement, the Los Angeles riots after the Rodney King beating and now the unfortunate death of Michael Brown. What did those riots accomplish in the long run?

Can’t Bomb into Submission

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Jet BomberAs any of us who have yelled at our kids begrudgingly learn, this may get their attention but any change in behavior is transitory. So it is with bombing Syria for terrorist leanings within and the beheading of those in that country of their own accord not at the behest of the US government. The terrorist behavior hasn’t changed, if anything it is hardening and surrounding territories are being encroached upon. ISIS is following Russia’s aggressive lead, ro recover parts lost when the USSR was dismanted, without caring what other nations may think.

Testosterone in OverDrive

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Woman crying3Though Ray Rice is dominating the headlines for domestic battery, he hasn’t been alone and the rush to trial by press shouldn’t neglect some equally heinous actions of others allowed to keep their positions and go on to fame and glory.  Michael Strahan was accused by ex-wife Jean Muggli of hitting her with a balled fist yet he was just inducted into the Hall of Fame and has gone on to riches through football as well as seen daily on the Kelly and Michael morning television show adored by too many female fans.  Steve Harvey who likes to fix women up was accused by his ex-wife Mary Harvey of physical and mental abuse; yet he too has made it big time while keeping a lot of cookies for himself.  And don’t forget Rice’s Baltimore Ravens teammate Ray Lewis, accused of murder, whose bloody white suit was never found while he copped a plea in exchange for testimony against his coconspirators who were both later acquitted.  In the face of questionable justice, Lewis was allowed to continue his career in football, be inducted into the Hall of Fame and have his statue placed in front of the M&T Bank Stadium.

A Jobless Recovery and Employment Lies

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Dream JobLooking at the employment statistics regardless of the category into which they fall, too many expect the government to make work for them and want an unsustainable increase in the minimum wage not based on market demands.

Is the NBA’s Action Against Sterling Constitutional?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

NBAThe alleged taping of LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling’s private talk is being used to blackball him from the NBA and take a team from him which he paid for with his own money.  The US Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of association and protections of personal property.  All seem to have been violated here as Mark Cuban so aptly noted in the case of Donald Sterling who has the right to be a moron.

Is the NBA’s Action Against Sterling Constitutional?

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

L.A. ClippersThe alleged taping of LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling private talk is being used to blackball him from the NBA and take a team from him which he paid for with his own money.  The US Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of association and protections of personal property.  All seem to have been violated here as Mark Cuban so aptly noted in the case of Donald Sterling who has the right to be a moron.

The First Thanksgiving and other Native American Facts

Monday, November 25th, 2013

First ThanksgivingThe indigenous people of North America, erroneously termed Indians, proved their generosity and willingness to share with the Pilgrims (53) and joined as Wampanoag Native Americans (90) in celebrating the first Thanksgiving in the late fall of 1621 at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Immoral Mondays Through Sundays

Monday, November 4th, 2013

RobinhoodRobin Hood’s philosophy of “taking from the rich and giving to the poor” is alive and well, fostered by a government hell bent on taking what folks have legitimately made or earned and redistributing it as they see fit. The problem is in this scenario the concept of rich has bled over into the diminishing middle class who bothered to invest in Social Security so that they might have adequate funds when they retired; those who purchased health insurance without government support only to now face losing that which they have; those who believed in entrepreneurship enough to purchase stocks or start to fund industries vital to society’s welfare; or those who put in the time in jobs which allowed them to set aside monies for a retired future.

Voter Misinformation Abounds with Unanswered Questions

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Vote2014From the NAACP to the liberal left to Democrats to the media, rampant attacks have been launched on the Voter ID Bill in North Carolina and other areas though the courts have upheld similar laws in Georgia and South Carolina.