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Sports Reporter Fired by ESPN for Racist Comments

Colin Cowherd was a sports radio host for ESPN. He was headed out the door to take a job with Fox Sports. The exit was hastened when Cowherd on Thursday questioned how complicated the sport of baseball could be given that a third of the players were from the Dominican Republic. Colin Cowherd took to the airwaves on Friday to address the complaints that came in response to his comments. Attempting to clear up the controversy, Cowherd noted that the Dominican Republic was not noted for its world class academic abilities. According to Cowherd, baseball is mostly instincts.

Blacks and the Swimming Myth

It's summer, and families are enjoying pools and beaches. It is also the time of year that concerns turn to the large number of black youth who don't know how to swim. Black children aged 5 to 19 are 3-5 times more likely to drown compared to their white counterparts. For years, racists have had a field day using bogus studies to describe changes in bone density and buoyancy in blacks to explain the differences in swimming ability. Racists need something to latch onto to feel superior.

Bernie Sanders and the Black Vote-July 2015 Edition

Bernie Sanders has a history of fighting for Civil Rights, but his record is not well known in the black community. Hillary Clinton has name recognition in the community and many black legislators and acquaintances who can serve to verify her connections to the community. little things matter. Joe Biden searching out "Mouse" at the 2012 NAACP Convention was hilarious but sent a subtle message that Biden was connected. Hopefully, we will see similar connections from Bernie Sanders. The black vote is critical for lack presidential candidates.

The Charleston Massacre and the Confederate Flag

Dylann Storm Roof is a White Supremacist who "had to kill" nine African-Americans. He was convinced that blacks were raping his women and taking over the world. He told friends of his plans to do harm. No friend voiced an alert. His father provided him the weapon as a birthday present despite Dylann's drug abuse and run-ins with the law. He could feel that his actions were sanctioned. In the background of his planning, he could see the Confederate battle flag flying over state grounds. He knew that South Carolinians celebrated the flag that was created as a symbol of a terrorist movement based on slavery and that blacks were not the equal of whites. The founders who fashioned the symbol took pride in being the first nation based on the inequality of the races. Roof was simply putting into practice the White Supremacy supported by his state.

My Presence Is My Charity: Life On The Obama Plantation

JayZ is a hip-hop mogul who could not bring himself to stop referring to Black women as female dogs despite being married to Beyonce and the father of a beautiful daughter. JayZ's latest album "Magna Carta the Holy Grail" became instant platinum on release.

The Keystone Cops in "NSA Story"

The NSA is involved in a vast data-mining project in the United States and overseas. Multiple scenarios with an authoritarian government using misinformation to get the public like a puppy on a leash have been proposed. Recent history with Colin Powell telling the UN that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and the cheerleading stories written by Judith Miller in the New York Tims.shows that high tech solutions are not required to get the public to respond in a Pavlovian manner.

Rosa Parks Centennial

Rosa Parks was born February 4, 1913. Today would have been her one hundredth birthday. Mrs. Parks passed away on October 24, 2005. She is often remembered solely for being the woman who was the symbol for the Montgomery Bus Boycott by refusing to give up her seat to a White person in December 1955. She and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are remembered as icons of non-violence. This emphasis on passivity ignores the steadfast resistance Mrs. Parks had against injustice. In a past moment of verbal clarity, Prof. Cornel West described the media as participating in the Santa Clausification of King. Mrs. Parks has become akin to Mrs. Claus in this media fiction of the passive participant in the Civil rights movement.  The truth is that both Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. were much more combative than the current media portrayal would lead one to believe.

Reflections on 2013, MLK Jr and Obama

2013 represents a remarkable period for reflection on the past and a clarion call to continue the struggle I have previously noted January 1. 1863 was the date of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  On January 21st, we will honor the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (actually born on January 15th).

News Year's Day 2013, the Sequicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years ago on January 1, 1863. As noted by historian Harold Holzer in an article at the Daily Beast, 4 million African-American slaves and thousands of white abolitionists awaited word of the signing of the document. The signing was delayed by a New Year’s party held in the White House was attended by the diplomatic corps, military elite and members of Congress. When the official party was over, White House guards opened the doors to allow several thousand members of the general public join in the revelry.

Barack Obama Jr Threatens Mitt Romney

If President Obama had a son who felt the urge to punch Mitt Romney in the face for disrespecting his father during the second debate and told the host of a Black media radio show about that urge, media outlets would have pounced on the threat. The major news networks, newspapers and magazines would have blared the story 24-7.

Obama would have to personally apologize for his son's remark. The son would have to apologize publicly. The parenting skills of Barack and Michelle  would have been questioned. How could the Obama's be an example for family life in America? Why were the Obama's disgracing the United States? 

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