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Should Ray Rice Be Suspended For Life?!?

Domestic violence is no laughing matter, but the suspension the NFL handed to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after such an incident last Winter has roundly been criticized as a joke. Rice, for those unaware, cold cocked his then-fiancee in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino (what is it with black people and elevator fights?) in February. Show More Summary NewsBriefs.

Uhhh, so yeah, I got missing for a couple of weeks. Between work, and kids going back to school, and a short vacation for my 13th anniversary (yes, it's been that long) I just didn't have time, folks. Sorry.Things should get back to normal in a few days. Show More Summary

Dear White People: Sharpton & Jackson Are Not Our Leaders.

Dear White People,There are almost 40 Million Black People in America. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson but two of them, and both are media personalities. They are not our "leaders". Both have done some good things, and both have their flaws. Show More Summary

The President Needs To Get His A$$ To Ferguson, Already!!!

As the civil unrest in Ferguson carries into a second week with no end in sight, my patience with the President's lack of visibility on this situation is wearing thin. Check that, it wore thin last Wednesday. Thus far, the President has issued a written statement and given short public remarks. Show More Summary

Mike Brown Got Killed For (Allegedly) Stealing Some Swisher Sweets.

The "tarnish the victim" offensive in underway in Ferguson, MO. And based on the information that was just released, I'm going to make a very painful prediction: the policeman who killed Mike Brown won't see a day in jail, assuming he's...Show More Summary

The NCAA Has To Pay Its Student Athletes Now.

I've long advocated the NCAA paying its student athletes in revenue generating sports. If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you've seen me discuss this issue ad nauseum. Sharing some of the billions of profits generated with the actual people responsible for the profits makes sense in any other walk of life. Show More Summary

One Of My Nephews Was Murdered. The Other Is Heading To College.

[Editor's Note: I intended to write this about a year ago when the original incident happened. I couldn't then, today I am. If you need some insight into why I wrote what I did about the Mike Brown murder, I'd suggest you digest this.]I...Show More Summary

Why I Can Only Get So Angry About The Ferguson Police Shooting.

[Editor's Note: This is one of my infamous, un-spellchecked, stream of conscious rants. I hope you follow, I understand if you don't. Nothing here should be misconstrued as a lack of sympathy for the victim or his family. If you read...Show More Summary

America's Coolest City Is.... Washington, DC?!?

Coming out of college, I had multiple job offers to mull over, and literally sat down one night to do a "pros/cons" list to sort it all out. I didn't have a Lebron James-style "Decision" in the end, but I eventually settled on Washington, DC for a multitude of reasons. Show More Summary Is A Website That's Going To Get Some Woman Seriously Injured.

Yes, this exists. No, seriously, look at this sht.That's right, ladies. For a mere $9.95, you can keep your man (at least momentarily) by trapping him with a fake baby. Got a real, legitimate bun in the oven? Not sure if your man's the...Show More Summary

The Most Literal Rap Video Shoot You'll Ever See.

We could blame society, The Man, or autotune for this. Personally, I blame Bobby Shmurda, but that's just me.Early Saturday morning, a music video shoot at a Bronx bodega turned violent after one member of a rap duo reportedly opened fire on his partner, wounding him in the head, legs, and chest. Show More Summary

Did Stephen A. Smith Actually Say It Was Okay To Beat A Woman?!?

I'm not a big ESPN viewer, unless we're talking about live sports. The reasons are many, but most of them have to do with the network's tendency to over-sensationalize stories to the point of idiocy. In a lot of ways, ESPN's programming is like Fox News with sports subbed in for "politics". Show More Summary

Black Kid Gets Suspended From School 5 Times... Preschool.

Sometimes I come across stories that I have no real words for, but just feel like passing along for the sake of starting a conversation. I'm a parent of two black boys (and one girl) so I couldn't help but throw this one out there for ya'll. Show More Summary

Someone Actually Thought This Was A Good Idea...

We have Verizon FIOS at home, and everytime I venture into the hinterlands of my onscreen guide (aka: The Non-HD Channels) I find a new station I'd never heard of before. There's Chiller, a channel that presumably shows horror movies. Show More Summary

Embrace Baldness or Invest in Hair Loss Treatment?

Hair, we all have it. Some have more than others. For hair that grows on the head, men typically lose hair sooner than expected. In some cases, women can lose their hair as well. Now, people that lose their hair have a choice. Should...Show More Summary

35% Of Americans Want Obama Impeached. Because Sarah Palin Said So.

Some of you have no doubt noticed the lack of political posts (or for that matter, post period) around here lately. The reasons are many, but the overarching theme is that nothing's actually happening. The folks on the Hill are clearly gearing up for November, and the POTUS is about as lame a duck as they come. Show More Summary

Chris Paul & Doc Rivers May Sit The Season Out If Donald Sterling Doesn't Sell The Clippers. Yeah, Right?

Funny how the whole Donald Sterling fiasco disappeared from the news after the Clippers got eliminated from the playoffs. Since then, the case has done to court, and as anyone who's actually been to court knows, legal proceedings are boring. Show More Summary

Eric Garner, Police Brutality, And We You Can Do About It.

I don't have anything to say about this Eric Garner story. I wish I did, but I just don't. So instead of sitting here and going on some long, emotional diatribe, I figured I'd just open the mic. Tell me how this story makes you feel....Show More Summary

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