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Culture / Daily Living

The Politics of Respectability is a Myth

There has been much discussion lately about the “Politics of Respectability”. It is a concept as old as dirt. It has been defined and redefined since the 1800’s. From what I’ve read and heard, its primary focus has been the behavior, appearance and the criminality of Black people. While exploring this concept, I decided not … Continue reading

Culture / Political Thought

Hate and Racism have no Limits

The struggle for political power continues. If you have paid attention, the Era of Obama appears to have generated a real truth about our political system. There is a lack of acceptance among conservatives of multicultural participation in the political process.  During the past six years, we have witnessed one political battle after the other. … Continue reading

Political Thought

Moral Mondays and Beyond

Moral Mondays, the “Brain Child” of the North Carolina State Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and  led by Rev. Dr. William Barber, Chapter President  grew out of concern about voter suppression efforts by the North Carolina Republican controlled legislature. This is the first time Republicans have controlled the … Continue reading