Stanford University, Yahoo News and the Associated Press conducted a study/poll about how much racism may play a part in the election this year. The poll acknowledges what Republicans disingenuously claim, that racism has been all but eliminated in the United States. One racism denier who is an Internet talk host said, “You have to look far and wide to find racism in the United States” and “The only racism I see is the racism of militant blacks”.…
It seems comments by Josh Howard of the Dallas Mavericks has ruffled some patriotic feathers. The NBA forward was attending an event sponsored by Alan Iverson and made comments about the national anthem as it was being played that has some sports commentators calling for his punishment.
Mark Cuban had a more measured response and stated: "I have explained to him that cell phone cameras are not your friend and that what you think you… Continue
John McCain and Sarah Palin are at it again with another racial attack ad. I noted in an earlier blog post that McCain/Palin's attack ad "Ready To Smear" carries a subtle message that paint's Barrack Obama as a Black Man attacking a white woman. FactCheck.org which was cited in the ad then pointed out that the ad was lying about their findings on where less… Continue
After the 2000 elections, the Republicans held both the Office of the Presidency and both houses of Congress and for the six long years they were in control, they did nothing to help solve the energy needs of the country. Instead, what Americans got was Dick Cheney's closed door meetings with Energy executives of which the public still has no clue as to what went on behind those closed doors. We know that deregulation and rarely prosecuted corporate corruption helped lead to the crisis we see… Continue
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice the second Black person to hold the position reportedly told a group of professors and administrators "I 'Rarely See Somebody Who Looks Like Me". When did Condi Rice wake up in realize that she is a token negro in the Bush Administration. I respect all that Rice has been able to accomplish, what I do not respect is that she worked to close doors that were made open to her through… Continue
FactCheck.org and other fact checking organizations have been busy debunking all the bogus claims made in many of this season's campaign ads. If you did not hear about John McCain and Sarah Palin citing FactCheck.org as the source in one of his ads that said Obama was attacking Palin let me bring you up to speed.
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The Aaron Hawkins Award "category is for bloggers that have been blogging visibly since January 1, 2003. This award can only be won once. This is not an award which the public can be nominate someone for; this is an award appointed by the judging panel and staff of the Black Weblog Awards".
The blogger Michael David Cobb Bowen is working on a book "about the movement from progressive to conservative in the African-American political tradition". In my opinion, a more interesting book… Continue
Italian comedian Sabina Guzzanti is facing five years in prison because she said "that within 20 years the Pope will be where he ought to be — in Hell, tormented by great big poofter (homosexual) devils, and very active ones, not passive ones." Italy, a "democratic" ally of the United States and which cooperated with the CIA in kidnapping and its no longer secret rendition flights, has a 1929… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on September 12, 2008 at 12:00pm —
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino finally admits what has been known by any person who has seriously researched the issues surrounding 911, that Osama Bin Laden had nothing to do with the 911 attacks.
The Bush Administration told the American people we were invading Afghanistan to get Osama Bin Laden because he was behind the attacks. The Bush administration…Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on September 11, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I am a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I have known Gov. Sarah Palin since 1992. Everyone here knows Sarah, so it is nothing special to say we are on a first-name basis. Our children have attended the same schools.
Her father was my child’s favorite substitute teacher. I also am on a first-name basis with her parents and mother-in-law. I attended more City Council meetings during her administration than about 99 percent of the residents of the city.
LAS VEGAS – With other prospective jurors listening, a woman lectured O.J. Simpson on his behavior as a celebrity Tuesday and declared, "I felt he got away with murder."
Like others questioned for service in Simpson's robbery-kidnap trial, the woman said she would try to be fair. But she became increasingly adamant, disclosing the disenchantment of someone familiar with Simpson's triumphs and disappointed in his fall from…Continue
The jury selection for O.J. Simpson's armed robbery trial is underway and defense lawyers have raised the issue of race.
Charles D. Jones, lawyer for Simpson's co-defendant Clarence "C.J" Stewart said the jury pool "was not representative of the county". He questioned whether the predominately white Las Vegas jury pool could "fairly deliberate the fate of the two black defendants". Blacks make up around ten percent of Clark county's population and Jones argued… Continue
A long time ago I came to the conclusion that the "War on Drugs" is about as real as the "War On Terror". Last year it was reported that a private jet crashed in Mexico carrying almost 4 tons of cocaine headed for the United States. This story was largely buried by mainstream media but four days ago it was confirmed to be true by the AFP news agency.
"A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had… Continue
A message to all members of Children Need Both Parents
It is with an extremely sad heart that we announce Minister Ronald E. Smtih passed away on September 5, 2008 from a massive heart attack. Minister Smith was not only the Founder of Children Need Both Parents, an author, and an advocate but also a proud parent. We are all still recovering from this unexpected news. However, a message from the family will be posted very… Continue