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You’ve Got To Pick Your Battles Cautiously

By Barney Blakeney If you’re scared, say you’re scared. But there’s a difference between being scared and being cautious. I’ve always tried to be cautious. I take risks, sometimes unnecessary risks. But I’m always cautious. I’m tempted to thrown caution to the wind in my discussion of the recent hubbub over a race bias audit…

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Mother Africa Speaks

By Hakim Abdul-Ali    It is said that wisdom lies at the feet of the mother. If that is correct, and I certainly agree with that sentiment in many aspects, then all of “hue-manity” should sit, respect, acknowledge and listen to the mother of all nations’ common sense, and that’s the circumspection coming from Africa.…

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“A Picnic is Not Always a Picnic”

By Beverly Gadson-Birch A picnic is defined as an “outing or occasion that includes taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors”.  Another definition of picnic came out of lynching blacks, “picking a “nigger” to lynch in front of a crowd of whites. Snopes rates the definition as “false”.  In fact, Snopes claims “picnic” is…

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Grand Strand Violence Will Not Be Tolerated As In Black Communities

By Barney Blakeney The shocking video went viral. Recorded by a guest in a nearby hotel the picture wasn’t very clear, but it showed a group of Blacks beating one person and then people scattering. The video’s recorder, a volunteer fireman from my daddy’s rural South Carolina home, said at first he thought he was…

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Kun Mukhlisan

By Hakim Abdul-Ali I come in contact with many different ethnicities on a daily basis in my worlds of existences. Living in the multi-ethnic salad bowl called today’s United States of America truly is a melting pot if there ever was one. I’ve learned much from these continuous and occasional episodic real life experiences, so…

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Cops and Kids Committing Murder

By Barney Blakeney I probably shouldn’t have been upset last week at the acquittal of Minnesota policeman Jeronimo Yanez who was charged with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. Why would I expect that the video recording of a police officer shooting a Black man who posed no apparent threat would produce a…

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