Will we see a new ‘Southern Strategy’ — break up the 2012 minority vote coalition by doling out privilege?

By: Monday November 19, 2012 4:07 pm

In one of the many post-election assessments of how the GOP failed to see the demographic shift as a significant factor this time around, a Reuters piece by Andrea Shalal-Esa brings up an interesting proposition that crossed my mind some time ago — what if the Republicans, a group that thinks an inch deep on [...]

Black support for marriage equality continues to grow…the NOM wedge is no longer working

By: Monday November 19, 2012 7:25 am

It’s now flushing money down the crapper for the National Organization for Marriage. Despite a documented plan to drive a wedge between the religious black community and the LGBT community to pass discriminatory measures at the ballot box, it looks like its last big win was in my state of NC, and they had to [...]

Disgraced former S.C. Gov Sanford says Obama will ‘throw a lot of spears’ at next debate.

By: Sunday October 14, 2012 6:21 pm

Wow. Oh, yes he did. (Mediaite): Former South Carolina Governor and Fox News contributor Mark Sanford wandered off the Appalachian Trail again Sunday morning when, in yet another completely isolated example of a Republican being totally-not-racist even though he sounds racist, said that President Obama is going to “come out and throw a lot of spears” at Tuesday’s upcoming debate. Gov. Sanford first praised [...]

They can’t win on ideas, so for the GOP it’s about stealing, suppressing and screwing with the vote

By: Friday September 28, 2012 3:50 pm

When you have a presidential candidate that blows so badly that George W. Bush is outpolling him in favorability ratings and who writes off 47% of the country, you’re a party that needs to win not on ideas or cult of personality, but stealing and suppressing the vote. Take what’s going on in Florida, an [...]

Our legacy: the Emancipation Proclamation, a lynched chair, and a confederate flag

By: Sunday September 23, 2012 8:25 am

“. . . on the first day of January . . . all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” – President Abraham Lincoln, preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862 [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe’s perspective on movement to keep some blacks home on election day over marriage equality

By: Monday September 17, 2012 6:00 pm

I thought Rev. Monroe’s take was a good addition to the dialog on this topic. Click here for my earlier thoughts on it. –Pam African Americans have worked hard to get the vote and to get a man of African descent in the White House. In 2008 we came out in unprecedented numbers with Obama [...]

So, should President Obama be concerned about black voters staying home on election day?

By: Monday September 17, 2012 10:54 am

I guess it depends on who the reporter is and the interviewees. When the President came out in support of marriage equality there was the predicted flurry of articles about the impact of his statement (which still indicated his support of leaving the decision to discriminate up to the states). It was expected that some [...]

Louisiana HS reunion letter includes pot luck event for ‘white graduates only’

By: Monday September 3, 2012 6:25 am

Sometimes I simply want to give up - will this country ever rid itself of the idiocy and evil of racism? Here’s another sad tale of self-segregation because apparently some of the St. Martinville, Louisiana’s, Class of 1973 have no interest in celebrating with non-white classmates. According to reports, a reception is going to be held at [...]

Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist signal that the GOP pup tent is doomed

By: Monday August 27, 2012 9:42 am

UPDATE: Crist will speak at the Dem Convention. The Beltway tongue-waggers are pooh-poohing  Republican former Florida governor Charlie Crist‘s endorsement of Barack Obama, but the accompanying message is clear — the grasp that the fringe has on the party is dooming the GOP. Crist: [A]n element of their party has pitched so far to the [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and that other n-word, nappy

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 8:00 pm

Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas is one of this year’s Olympic darlings. As a member of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, Gabby is the first African American gymnast and woman of color, in Olympic history, to win gold medals in the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. When she won the gold [...]

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