Category Archives: civil rights

Of the State, the Klan, Netizens, and #netneutrality

I just finished listening to Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn make the argument for more State intervention in the digital data markets during an event sponsored by civil rights group Color of Change. Ms Clyburn’s remarks provided a foundation … Continue reading

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On #religiousfreedom and #gaymarriage

For my slightly right of center friends who are still sucking down Pepto Bismol after today’s Supreme Court ruling: You are conflating “right to religious principles” with wanting the rest of the world to be submissive to your religious narrative. … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Let the consumer gods take care of the consequences

The progressive branch of the political elite have been spinning the narrative that Indiana’s brazen version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a license for commercial interests to discriminate against certain social groups, most notably the gay community.  Mike … Continue reading

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The dead have already had their turn ….

I get weary of and wary when community leaders start touting the virtues of knowing history. Makes no difference if it’s a conservative touting the questionable virtues of the Framers of the Constitution, or a progressive reminding us how liberating … Continue reading

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Of “‪#‎Selma‬”, ‪#‎media‬ manipulation, and discussions of true value.

Once again the main stream media has borrowed the advice of Heath Ledger’s “Joker” and has created insanity among the socio-economic group known as “black” people by carefully coordinating two events, the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the … Continue reading

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You’re not American. It’s okay

It’s understandable to want to “belong.”  Waving your country’s flag means you’re happy to be a part of a group connected by the freedoms associated with consumer choice, political participation, and personal expression, with as little overt regulation as possible. … Continue reading

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#Ferguson, Missouri: Why are we surprised when a snake bites?

One of the benefits of my ban on broadcast or cable news is that I am less inundated by biased coverage of news events.  I would hate to see how Fox News or MSNBC are skewing the events occurring in … Continue reading

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Forty million dollars was not enough, #NewYorkCity

Yesterday after my son’s performance at the neighborhood arts center, I decided to treat him to a Frosty. “I want a Frosty shake, Dad.” It was Friday so I said what the heck. We enter the restaurant and on a … Continue reading

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African Diaspora History Month in the United States

African Diaspora History Month in the United States. This should be the official name for the month, but I digress …. Black American history in a nutshell (Also known as what Tom Joyner and Roland Martin won’t tell you on … Continue reading

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The Help, civil rights, and letting go

The Help It’s that time of the year when black people prepare to go to 7:00 am Martin Luther King breakfasts and Hollywood rolls out any movie starring a black person in the lead. Tonight, for the first time, I’m … Continue reading

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