You Have Overcome: The End Of The Voting Rights Act?


 Share on Tumblr On December 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood before a joint session of the United States Congress and declared the attacks by Japan on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, “a date which will live in infamy.” 24 years later on March 8, 1965, no President stood in […]

Black Friday: What Do The Pending Budget Cuts Mean for You?


 Share on Tumblr “We’re still in a recession. We’re not going to be out of it for a while, but we will get out.” Warren Buffet uttered those words and yet this nation remains dangling off the cliff of fiscal calamity. When President Obama ran for the White House in 2008, he called President Bush’s […]

Three Months After Sandy: A Father Struggles to Provide for his Daughters


 Share on TumblrI have been working on special assignment with a program that is charged with making sure that survivors of Hurricane Sandy get the resources  they need to rebuild and restore the lives they once enjoyed. When I was assigned to start this project back in mid-December, I came into it with a great sense […]

Cliff Hanger: The Fiscal Cliff Debacle & Where We Must Go From Here


 Share on Tumblr As a little boy, I loved to watch the Looney Tunes. One of my favorite segments was the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. There was an episode I recall when Wile E. Coyote chased the roadrunner to the edge of a cliff. While the roadrunner halted before falling to his demise, Wile […]

Blacklisted: Why Are There No African Americans In The US Senate?

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 Share on Tumblr As a young African-American man who aspires to one day serve my state in the United States Senate, it would seem, much to my chagrin, that all the odds are not in my favor. The 112th Congress (2011-2013) did not have a single African-American Senator, and the incoming 113th Congress, which will […]

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Identity Crisis: Where Does the Grand OLD Party Go From Here?

The real elephant in the room.

 Share on TumblrOriginal Intent In 1856, the new Republican Party fielded its first Presidential candidate in Senator John C. Fremont of California. Fremont would go on to lose to Democratic nominee James Buchanan as we all learned from our American history classes. However, that election was a wake up call that allowed the Republicans to […]

Can You Love God and Gays – The Black Church and ‘Stay At Home’ Theology In the 2012 Election

What happened to this kind of support?

 Share on TumblrThis presidential election season has been nothing short of amazing. As I sit back and watch intently, I have come to see so things that have me truly captivated. Then there are examples of things that have me completely perplexed. The black church in America has played a gargantuan role in securing rights […]

Who Built It? Rice and Ryan Deliver Blows at the GOP Convention

 Share on Tumblr What Did You Build? “We Built It. We Built It. We Built It.” That has been the mantra and or rally cry for the past two days at this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. While that one-liner is overly pretentious and downright arrogant, it has shown that the Republican Party […]

Gay Marriage and the 2012 DNC Platform


 Share on Tumblr With the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932, most people will argue that the Democratic Party answered the constantly ringing phone of progressivism. While the answer to that call has not always been as quick as it should be, it eventually receives a responder. We can point to the New Deal […]

Free or Foolish Speech: Chris Rock and the July 4th Tweet Controversy

Bringing the Pain

 Share on TumblrAmerica has  survived an astonishing 236 years now. In my opinion, that’s a blessing. Let’s consider all of the strife we have endured: a war in 1812, the solemn fratricidal war of a north that rejected a peculiar institution and a south that so desperately depended on it (we all know that there […]