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Are You Ready for some Footbaaaaaaall? The Ike Turner Football League!

  by Chris Stevenson The head-slap didn’t go away after all, players just moved it from the turf to the carpets of their homes. Or as in one case to the elevator of a casino. The TMZ (9/8/14) video footage of Ray Rice formerly of the Baltimore Ravens will be looked upon as the breaking […]
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Taking Another Look:

Through a Restorative Justice Lens   by Karima Amin Several years ago at one of our monthly meetings, we screened the film “Prison Song,” a 2001 film, produced by B.E.T. (Black Entertainment Television), starring Mary J. Blige (R&B diva) and Q-Tip (rapper from “A Tribe Called Quest). Upon viewing, our follow-up discussion centered upon the […]
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Is The NYPD Trying To Harass Rachel Noerdlinger Out Of Her Position?

  by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: For those of you who thought that New York had somehow changed its stripes and become more open, positive, tolerant and sophisticated, now that Bill deBlasio is Mayor, and the first lady is Black, guess again. It’s as much a police state now as it was under Rudy Giuliani […]
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Republican Viagra:

They won because they resisted their normal urge to sound like a hate-group or cult   by Chris Stevenson “The average whitey, all he wants to do is drink his beer and watch his football. They don’t want the country run by the religious right.”- Walter (last name withheld for his protection. lol), an old […]
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Is Russell Wilson Black Enough?

Who is Blacker: Smart Afro-Americans or dumbass-Niggas?   by Playthell Benjamin In the aftermath of the sudden release of highly-touted wide receiver Percy Harvin from the world champion Seattle Seahawks football team, we hear some black members of the Seahawks think that their superstar quarterback who led them to a Super Bowl victory last year […]
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They Fielded Stronger Candidates

  by Charles M. Blow The Republicans proved Tuesday that the establishment still knows how to win. They fielded stronger candidates. They had few gaffes and little going off script. Extreme views were couched in softer language or played down altogether. Candidates adopted a faux rustic aura, like a strip mall Olive Garden. The campaigns […]
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Buffalo Bills Mid-Point Report Card

  by Pat Freeman The Buffalo Bills are right in the middle of the playoff hunt which is exactly where they felt they would be coming into this season. The only difference that I think they were hoping that EJ Manuel would have been their starting quarterback, and not the veteran Kyle Orton. The following […]
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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

DON’T GIVE IN TO FASHIONABLE CYNICISM – GET OUT AND VOTE!   by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Hello All: This is the last post until after the election – but thought you who weren’t able to get tickets to see President Obama in Philadelphia on Sunday, might like this photo for further inspiration – actually this should […]
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Eric Garner:

Personal Justice or Distributive Justice?   by Alton H. Maddox, Jr. (“Attorney-at-War”) The illegal, chokehold death of Eric Garner on July 17, 2014 by “rogue members” of the New York Police Department is actually a class action because it is an action directed at a particular class but ambulance chasers have chosen to depict it […]
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Senator Warren is Right:

Investigate the Fed!   by Playthell Benjamin The revelations of a former Bank Regulator with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Carmen Segarra, provides a shocking insider’s view of the unhealthy relationship between the nation’s top financial institutions – the Wall Street crowd that wrecked the US economy and sparked a global recession – […]
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Public Question to be Voted on is Constitution Amendment #1

to allow a court to order pretrial detention of a person in a criminal case   by Zach Husser Dear Family, I voted early today for the candidates in New Jersey running local campaigns as well as in the United States Representative and United States Senate races. I voted on Freeholders, County Executive, United States […]
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An open letter to all elected and appointed officials

Preliminary plans for the Outer Harbor land site and the emerging policies of Elitism   by Pat Freeman The past few months the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has held a series of public forums on the use of the long time vacant industrial Brownfield site we know as the Outer Harbor. Many of us […]