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Looking Past The Right’s Power-Of-Suggestion Against Obama

    Charles M. Blow In trying to lay the blame for the border crisis on the White House’s doorstep, House Speaker John Boehner exploded at a press conference on Thursday, saying of the president: “He’s been president for five and a half years! When is he going to take responsibility for something?” The suggestion […]
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Doing Double-duty Business in New York

  by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. I rejoice that my parents were Rev. and Mrs. Alton H. Maddox, Jr. My father was a minister of “good news” and my mother was an outstanding educator. I still have memories of my father chasing a white, door-to-door salesman off of my block for being “fresh” with my […]
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Are We Educating Or Dis-Educating Our Black Girls?

  by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Juwanza Kunjufu’s name is one that I had not seen in quite some time. In fact not since my handsome son, Rais, was at least four years old, and attending a racially mixed elementary school in Altadena, CA. It was then that I read Juwanza’s books, “Raising Black Boys” and “Understanding […]
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Dead Man Walking!

How Nigeria should deal with Islamic Terrorists     by Playthell Benjamin Like most Islamic fanatics Abubakari Shekau and his co-religionist in Boko Haram – Nigeria’s version of the modern Jihad –is probably looking forward to dying in their attempt to promote Islam through violent means. And the Nigerian government should do everything they can […]
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Why So Much Gun Violence in the City of Obama, Jesse & Farrakhan?

Dear Family of Friends,   by Zach Husser Gun Violence in Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods is on my mind! I’m directing this message specifically to All Black Men and Men of Color. Why aren’t we in the solution resolution of the gun violence that is killing our future Doctors, Lawyers, Electricians, Pilots, Sanitation personnel, nurses, […]
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The Reverse-Decision

Who Said You Can’t Go Home Again?     by Chris Stevenson Lebron James is headed back to Cleveland, who dared hoped or dreamed this would happen? Judging by the reaction of the sports media or American media in general as well as Northeast Ohio fans you’d think the Beatles had all miraculously returned and […]
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The Bear is Loose

    Charles M. Blow The president is growing hostile to being held hostage — both by the very insular nature of the presidency itself, and by the more stultifying intransigence of Congress. During a walk a few weeks ago from the White House to the Interior Department, the president proclaimed, “The bear is loose.” […]
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Barack Obama vs. The Supreme Court

Let’s get ready to Rumble!     by Playthell Benjamin On the High Court, Minorities and Organized Labor Although the press boisterously proclaims the recent Supreme Court decision is a defeat for President Obama, it is actually another defeat for the American people dealt by the Robert’s court, especially for minorities and the working class […]
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Peter Benjaminson’s Article for Rolling Stone

‘The Lost Supreme’ and a Classic Hollywood Con     by Peter Benjaminson The call that I’d been waiting for all my life came, naturally, while I was away from my Manhattan home in the summer of 2010. “My name is Karen Spencer,” a sultry female voice cooed into the phone of my Providence, Rhode […]
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Putin’s Periscope

      by Chris Stevenson After months of ogling over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s selfies and memes of him hunting, wrestling alligators, driving F1 race cars and flying fighter jets, the American right are now wrestling with the crickets that began drowning them out after news of Putin’s phone call to President Obama late […]
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Dick Cheney’s Bending of History and Blaming Obama

  Charles M. Blow    The situation in Iraq is truly worrisome, as militants threaten to tear the country asunder and disrupt the fragile, short-lived period absent all-out war there. We have strategic interests in preventing Iraq from unraveling, not least of which is that we don’t need the country to become a haven for […]