Saturday, December 16, 2017
Blog Page 851
The New York City bomb scare could have been a much bigger story, complete with dead bodies and burning buildings, but two disabled African-American Vietnam vets saved the day. Street vendors Duane Jackson and Lance Orton reacted so quickly...
The date will soon be set for a 51-year-old British woman to be executed in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her last appeal this week. Linda Carty was put on death row for the kidnapping and murder of...
If folks are still arguing that Obama does not have a clear "black agenda," they may be missing the point. I actually believe that in addition to healthcare, which will help millions more black folks, Obama's black agenda moves...
Analysis of a recent job poll called the federal government “one of the brightest spots in the nation's hiring picture” in a Monday article. According to the Gallup poll, hiring at the federal level is significantly outpacing the state and...

Primary Night Wheezer

We’d like to say for certain that primary races in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio signal something about the strength of anti-incumbent rage throughout the political landscape.  But, judging by voter turnout, it only showed that Americans aren’t so...

The Real El Chupa Nibre

The obvious angle to Arizona’s freshly baked Senate Bill 1070 is the racial subtext.  Folks are eager to spin the race card - understandably so, given the truly noxious nature of what amounts to a statewide racial profiling have-at-it. ...
A week after New York State Sen. Kevin Parker referred to Republicans as white supremacists, the senator has apologized. “To the extent that my words last week brought commotion and emotion to this house in ways that may distract or...
A suspect has been identified in the failed car bombing attempt on New York City's Times Square and is expected to be in court Tuesday. Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, was reportedly taken into custody at John F....
What’s most peculiar about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s (R) announcement that he’d be running as an independent in the state’s heated U.S. Senate race is not so much the decision as it is the reaction to it.  The responses...
He said he'd sit on the White House fence with other May Day immigration reform protesters until he was arrested or comprehensive immigration was signed. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was arrested for a planned act of civil disobedience with...