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6-year-old shoots, kills woman

6-year-old shoots, kills woman

| April 18, 2014

If we remember correctly, just recently, a five-year-old boy shot a seven-year-old girl to death in South Carolina. Again, we emphasize with rights—including the right to own a firearm—must come responsibility. Exercising a right without serious regard to responsibility can give birth to a curse. And, this nation—a nation of people who more and more […]

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I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway – Doug Glanville – The Atlantic

| April 18, 2014

We’ve heard folks from “different” cultures say they’re tired of black folks being so easily offended. Well, if someone steps on your toe, of course it’s easy for someone on the sidelines to say, “I don’t get it. It doesn’t hurt me.” The nation has come a long way in some regards when talking about […]

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The catch 22 of free speech

The catch 22 of free speech

| April 18, 2014

  People in the African American community long have dealt with this issue of different applications of supposed free speech. For example, when black folks criticize a white president, they traditionally have been considered unpatriotic, even traitorous. But, when white has-been entertainers refer to a black president as a half breed dog, they are lauded […]

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Denver alleged wife killer may have eaten pot candy

Denver alleged wife killer may have eaten pot candy

| April 18, 2014

Of course, many will use this story to talk about the horrors of legalizing pot. But, where is the talk of all the carnage alcohol consumption causes in this country? We feel safe wagering that there are far more people addicted to alcohol in this country than other drugs. This is not to endorse the […]

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Dad smothers baby to play video games

Dad smothers baby to play video games

| April 18, 2014

Addictions of all types seem to drive crime in this nation—be they alcohol, drugs and now video addictions. Plus, with all of the child abuse cases, perhaps communities need to look at ways to better prepare people for parenthood. You have to take a test to drive a car; and you’r supposed to have a […]

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Rapper cuts off penis, jumps off second floor

Rapper cuts off penis, jumps off second floor

| April 17, 2014

Ouch! In all seriousness, this brother has some serious mental health issues. We have to wonder too if any intoxicating substances were involved. WU-TANG AFFILIATED RAPPER YOU CAN KISS YOUR PENIS GOODBYE … FOR GOOD BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now … because doctors weren’t able to […]

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the public image as social capital

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the public image as social capital

| April 17, 2014

By Ryan Schnurr Special to Frost Illustrated A few weeks ago, I heard an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on NPR’s Fresh Air. At one point Tyson, who is black, is asked by the interviewer when it was that he had first realized he had a gift for communicating with people about science (roughly […]

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Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

Tragedy at Fort Hood: Will violence increase as more war weary veterans return?

| April 17, 2014

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—The mental and emotional toll of combat from America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on military service personnel is once again center stage after the latest shooting by an Army specialist on a U.S. military base. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, 34, has been identified […]

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West coast ‘Black Commentator,’ social justice activist passes

West coast ‘Black Commentator,’ social justice activist passes

| April 17, 2014

(GIN)—Longtime editorial writer, poet and political organizer Carl Bloice was remembered by friends and comrades at a gathering in San Francisco this week. The West Coast writer succumbed suddenly to a years-long battle with cancer. Bloice was known for his many columns on U.S. and international issues that appeared widely. He was on the Editorial […]

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Hispanics take back part of Mexico seized by U.S.

| April 17, 2014

Some Hispanic folk told us a long time ago they were going to take back their land—including California and Texas. While the arrogant powers that be scoffed and put their trust in superior firepower, they apparently never saw this population and political revolution coming. The conquest of Florida is nearly complete. Texas? Hmmm. (You might […]

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