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Marvin Gaye Spoke For Me

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I remember hearing the news and thinking it was somebody's version of a cruel April Fool's joke. But sadly, it wasn't. Twenty five years ago... Read more

Michelle Obama Is My Cousin

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My friend has this saying. If he thinks someone is attempting to get too close too soon, he chortles: "She's trying to be your cousin!" Well... Read more

Finally, Outrage. Now Time for Change

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We all should be shedding tears over Danieal Kelly, whose so-called mother allowed the 14 year old to shrivel down to 42 pounds and starve... Read more

Playing the Race Card? Ludacris!

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It kills me when African Americans get accused of playing the "race card." As if pointing out past and present injustices is wrong... Read more

Reparations and Recriminations

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In an unprecedented move, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday issued a landmark apology for slavery. Specifically, asked African Americans... Read more