It’s Not What You Know

The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Bush’s Personal Aide To Enroll at Business School: “A 26-year-old college dropout who carries President Bush’s breath mints and makes him peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches will follow in his boss’s footsteps this fall when he enrolls at Harvard Business School (HBS). “ After reading this article, I was a bit …

Gays as Political Pigskin

Senate panel OKs gay-marriage ban – Yahoo! News: “The measure passed 10-8 on a party-line vote. Specter said he voted for the amendment because he thought it should be taken up by the full Senate, even though he does not back it. The gay-marriage ban is one of several hot-button social issues Republicans are raising …

Talk about Power

Mexico’s Fox backs down on drug law – Yahoo! News: “MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – In a surprise reversal, Mexican President Vicente Fox will not sign a widely criticized reform to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of marijuana, cocaine and heroin, his office said on Wednesday. The president’s office said the law, which also toughened …

Cosby vs. Dyson

Recently I had the opportunity to discuss the Bill Cosby/Michael Eric Dyson controversy with friends on an email list. One gentleman took Prof. Dyson to task for “pimp[ing] our condition and creat[ing] an unnecessary debate just to sell some books and gain notoriety” because he agreed with Cosby’s alleged point of view and took a …

Real Christian Identity

Last night, I was finishing up a chapter of Democracy Matters by Cornel West in my bed when I read the following paragraph. I can tell you few people have written or spoken words that have resonated with me like these. It was almost like Prof. West was speaking for me. I speak as a …

Jay-Z Greatest MC of All Time?

MTV News – Jay, Nas, LL, More On Being The ‘Greatest MCs Of All Time’: I can buy Jay-Z being #1 hustler in the industry. I can buy him being the most successful artist. But #1 MC of all time?!?!? Oh hell naw! Rakim, Kane or Biggie could eat him alive lyrically. Sinead O’Connor was …

Silent but Deadly

Black Americans quiet on Darfur crisis: “There are other matters that slow black American involvement in Darfur. For example, it is unfolding at a time when ‘black Americans have lost momentum with Africa overall,’ said Marie Clark Brill, a program and mobilization planner with Africa Action, a 50-year-old group that pushes for positive activism for …

Notes from My Favorite Black Conservative

I wrote in defense of a friend on a mailing list who speaks as a conservative. Many were starting to ignore him, instead of taking him seriously. He thanked me and explained his position that I think we all need to heed. Thanks Rob. Let me also be clear, I am a conservative. That isn’t …

A Disgrace of Governmental Proportions

heraldsun.com: 3 Duke students tell of ‘disgraceful scene’ “Anyone who knows that area, if you had a bus, it would take you no more than 20 minutes to drive in with a bus and get these people out,” Buder said. “They sat there for four or five days with no food, no water, babies getting …

American Family Association calls for Ford boycott – Jun. 1, 2005

American Family Association calls for Ford boycott – Jun. 1, 2005 NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – A conservative Christian group is calling for a boycott of Ford Motor Co. for what it says is the automaker’s support of a pro-homosexual agenda. The boycott was called by the American Family Association, which a week before called off …