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Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Published on August 19th, 2014

Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), [&hellip... Read More



What the Texas GOP Platform says about the party

Published on June 30th, 2014

Every two years the Texas GOP engages in a bizarre and amusing spectacle. The party’s grassroots pushes though a platform influenced primarily by conspiracy theories and religious fundamentalism. Instead of issuing an immediate press release with [&hellip... Read More


Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst, who is running for the US Senate on May 9. 2014 in Urbandale, IA.
(Photo by Dan Balz/The Washington Post)

Why the GOP needs a big win in 2014

Published on June 19th, 2014

The 2014 election is critical for Republicans in ways that few pundits are addressing. As the party steadily retreats into a regional strategy, focusing more intensely on aging, rural whites who make up a steadily declining [&hellip... Read More



Australia’s Booker T. Washington: Senator Neville Bonner

Published on May 13th, 2014

The late Senator Neville Bonner (1922-99) was Australia’s first federal Aboriginal Parliamentarian, serving in Australia’s federal Senate from 1971 to 1983.  I decided to dust off Bonner’s story in a recent Australian magazine because his life [&hellip... Read More

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