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State of the Union Address: Yes. Mr. President. Use Your Pen and Your Phone and Keep Trying to Bridge Build

State of the Union Address: Yes. Mr. President. Use Your Pen and Your Phone and Keep Trying to Bridge Build

The State of the Union address was a time to to be reminded of why President Obama was elected. This extraordinary visionary is more committed to his promises than ever before. Prior to the State of the Union, President Obama, frustrated by Washington politics and gridlock, made the announcement that he would use the powers that he has to get… Read more →

Troubling Times in America: Recapturing Timeless Principles That Made America Great

Troubling Times in America: Recapturing Timeless Principles That Made America Great

I remember being safe in public places. I can remember browsing carefree in a world where kids and guns and crowds were never synonymous with pulling a trigger or the mad rush to escape fire. And as I grew I can remember feeling perfectly safe walking with no hand in mine and no eyes peering stern-like, pushing me into safety… Read more →

What is the Narrative? Women Their Libidos and the Indictment of  "Uncle Sugar"

What is the Narrative? Women Their Libidos and the Indictment of “Uncle Sugar”

Young. Poor. Black. Single with child… now what? Does “uncle sugar” really show up to enslave the libido of all those young black girls having baby daddy’s baby out of wedlock? It is difficult to imagine how women within the demographics that Huckabee was describing would respond to what he had to say. It appears that once again the poor… Read more →

Fighting a Never Ending War: The War on Poverty 50 Years and Counting

Fighting a Never Ending War: The War on Poverty 50 Years and Counting

The war on poverty is a clash of ideologies that persist through debates and elections. Elected, political, fiscal and public will to continue the war has waned long ago. Partisanism is reframing the debate and reshaping the context of the war. In 1964, just a few weeks after the death of President John Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched “an… Read more →