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Why We Can’t Fix the Gun Problem

I am not a strong gun control advocate, mostly because I agree with conservatives when they say stories like this aren’t widely reported: Kevin Dorsey says he doesn’t carry a gun because

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Don’t be Stupid

  On Christmas Eve, I wrote a top five list of problems I see standing in the way African-American success. Here is a bit: It’s true. Face it. Black people

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Regarding the Sandy Hook Shooting… A Few Things to Consider

Let me just put it out there now – the only actions I’ve called for post Sandy Hook shooting are minimal.  I’m not going after the 2nd amendment. But I would

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Why Martin Luther King Jr. Sided With Unions

This quote by Martin Luther King Jr. was unearthed in the “Right to Work” debate, and if it’s true, it’s huge: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must

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Let Colorism Die a Quick Snap to the Neck Death

I won’t say much about colorism within the African-American community here, except to say I wrote something about it elsewhere, mainly because I hate it and have been a victim

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Trayvon Martin Comparisons

Here we go again: Michael David Dunn, 45, acted “as any responsible firearms owner would have,” his lawyer said of the Friday evening incident at a gas station outside a

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Gawker’s Cord Jefferson Shouldn’t Have Done That

If Rihanna chooses to get back with Chris Brown, that’s her own dysfunctional business, and certainly no business of mine, but Luuvie is spot in her assessment of the double

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This Is How Obama Got It All Wrong

To misinterpret a thing is to lie to yourself, albeit unintentionally. From The New Yorker: The movie is inspired by Doris Kearns Goodwin’s much and justly praised “Team Of Rivals.”

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A Psychological Crisis

EXAMPLE 1: This sort of thing just keeps happening: A Manchester lawyer took a teenage girl to Canada, had her engage in sexual activity and convinced her to let it be

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Voting vs. Not Voting

I didn’t vote in 2010, and since then, I’ve been weighing it all; voting vs. not voting, voting vs. activism, voting for Obama vs. voting for a third party candidate,

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