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Jamelle Bouie: Baltimore's broken history

“We want people to register to vote, because that’s where the change is made,” said State Sen. Catherine Pugh, standing near the smoldering remains of the CVS on North Avenue, and handing voter registration forms to anyone who caught her eye. 1,437 more words

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National Post View: PEN boycotters have made themselves look like rank imbeciles

In January, as thousands around the world declared Je suis Charlie, some felt a need to qualify their condemnation of the cold-blooded murder of 12 people, among them eight journalists. 866 more words

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Can Jason Whitlock Coach The Undefeated?

It’s an oversimplification worth heeding: Journalists should never be in charge of anything.  Don’t ever say to a columnist, “If you’re so smart, why don’t you do something other than criticize?”  Too risky.   793 more words

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A Penny For Your Thoughts by Pat Brown

Today we are experiencing much racial unrest and divide in our society. I would like to offer my book, A Penny for Your Thoughts, as a way of discussing racial differences with a Christian perspective.  257 more words

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Asa Khalif Film: AmeriKKKa Black

Uprise,

Every waking moment of the day is filed with tragedy around the globe. Those overwhelming odds are faced by people trying to survive. Today in the United States we live a period of great divide. 288 more words

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"Houston; We Have A Problem!!!"

I remember years ago, whenever there was a major situation on board the command module of the Apollo space flights, the astronauts would always radio back to earth with this message: “Houston; we have a problem!” Well, in just the past couple of years, it’s been Trayvon Martin in Florida, Micheal Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, and now, Freddie Gray in Maryland, not to mention the countless others whose names I can’t recall and others who did not make the national headlines! 595 more words

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What we can (must?) learn from the Bloods and Crips.

On this day, April 28, in 1992, the Bloods and the Crips, rival gangs in Los Angeles, declared a truce.

This was the day before the riots started in response to the not guilty verdict in the trial of police accused of beating Rodney King. 165 more words

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