Why Stephen A. Smith Suggesting Blacks Vote Republican Proves We Still Have a Long Way To Go

It doesn't speak well of the supposed progress made by black Americans when, a half-century after passage of the Voting Rights Act, it is deemed "controversial" that a black man would dare to suggest that black Americans vote Republican during an election cycle. The black man of whom I speak is sports journalist and television …

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The Theology of Obamacare

And so, my friends, the Supreme Court of the United States, or SCOTUS, has spoken. In a 5-4 decision, the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, was ruled Constitutional, not under the Commerce Clause, mind you, as was originally argued before the SCOTUS by the Obama administration, but as a tax, a label which, ironically, …

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What Black Democrats Could Learn From a Town Drunk

I recently came across an opinion piece written by CNN Contributor Roland Martin entitled 'Romney smart to speak to NAACP'. In the article, Martin presents his rationale for why such an appearance could be advantageous to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the Republican party in reaching out to black voters. However, in digesting Martin's hypothesis, I …

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On Black Pastors Who Support President Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

As I continue to study the reactions of black Christian pastors, and their congregants, to President Obama’s pronouncement earlier this month in support for same-sex marriage, I become more convinced of something I’ve feared for quite some time now – that within the “black church” there exists a doctrinal chasm the size of which you …

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