That Moment When a Ben Carson Becomes A Sell Out

Ben Carson was a man highly revered among the academics that I congregated with. Being the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history (as director of pediatric neurosurgery), he was set on achieving major things. Eventually, he successfully separated twins that were conjoined at the head. From there, I didn’t think it could […]

Can Black People EVER Shine?

As a youngster, I was raised to never try to take anyone’s “time in the sunshine”. If credit is due, then let credit be due. If credit isn’t due, then I better make damn sure that I am right about that. Otherwise, as a human being, I should always let people get their proper […]

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    Don Lemon, Talking Points, and Twitter Love – Plain Truth 83

Don Lemon, Talking Points, and Twitter Love – Plain Truth 83

The Trayvon Martin case has left a polarizing atmosphere within the conscience of America. On one side, you have demands for justice (especially in Florida). On the other hand, you have issues with personal responsibility within the Black community. Both issues are quite important and seemingly can’t fully mesh in order to bring any […]

Dear Larry Elder: Shut The Hell Up – CCL 78

Larry Elder, Larry Elder, Larry Elder.

We all know you as the intellectually speaking, rabble rousing Black man that tends to be the “pseudo-mirror” for all African Americans. I respect your approach and I respect your hustle (it IS how you make your money). Also, I understand your take on things. You want Black people […]

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    The Problem With People And Why Their Train of Thought Is Corny – CCL 76

The Problem With People And Why Their Train of Thought Is Corny – CCL 76

Alright, you all. I know I can rub people the wrong way. I know that I can get on people’s nerves. Within all of that, I know that my approach can become an acquired taste. Thus, I know that there are times when I am probably overstepping the line.At other instances, I just like […]

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    Why I Do Not Particularly Care About The Paula Deen Situation – CCL 75

Why I Do Not Particularly Care About The Paula Deen Situation – CCL 75

“Ooooooo, Paula Deen used the word nigger!” many people have said as I work my way through Twitter and Facebook so I can increase my time of snappy put downs and unadulterated slander. I was too busy trying to avoid this conversation. Yet, all I kept hearing (and keep hearing) about is Paula Deen […]

Black People Should WANT To Support Black People – Plain Truth 74

Ice Cube represented pure truth on this track. Basically, it is about being “true to your people, your heritage, and yourself”. These images are something to understand. Just because you don’t want to associate with your race doesn’t automatically disallow you to experience the hardships. At the end of the day, all we got […]

American Education and its Consistent Overhaul – CCL 69

Reform in education has become as American as apple pie. From the pages of the often referred A Nation At Risk to the high-shooting-but-low-aim having No Child Left Behind, there has always been a sense that American education “isn’t good enough”. Let movies like Waiting For Superman tell it, it is your teachers that […]

Understanding White Privilege – Chocolate Covered Lies 67

Facebook is the place where people express their views in abundance (good, bad, and just plain damn unnecessary). The good thing is that everyone has a right to express themselves. The bad thing is everyone has a right to express themselves (see what I did there). Seemingly, many of us can’t get enough of […]

Education and the Fatality of High Stakes Testing – Chocolate Covered Lies 62

In recent history, 35 constituents were asked to turn themselves into the authorities for what has been known to be a widespread plague of cheating on standardized tests. This all has occurred in Atlanta, Georgia under the Atlanta Public School system (APS). There were charges that at least 178 teachers actually cheated causing unusually […]