Black Social Commentary from thegrio – 4/14/11

14 Apr

  • Vincent C. Gray

    Vincent C. Gray

    Mayor of Washington D.C.

    DC mayor: Our city is sick of being ‘shut out’

    2:25 PM on 04/13/2011

    OPINION – Sadly, many Americans are unaware that the District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in America that has no voting representation in the United States Congress…

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  • Javier E. David

    Javier E. David


    Is Cincinnati’s war on big rims racial profiling?

    8:18 AM on 04/13/2011

    OPINION – State, local and federal authorities are finding increasingly novel and stealthy ways to inconvenience people in an effort to save them from themselves…

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  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson

    Earl Ofari Hutchinson

    Journalist, author and broadcaster.

    Why the Confederate flag is still flying high

    8:02 AM on 04/13/2011

    OPINION – For many other Southern whites, the flag and its association with Southern history, is a genuine source of pride and identification…

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  • Ronda Racha Penrice

    Ronda Racha Penrice

    Author of African American History For Dummies

    Civil War at 150: Are we whitewashing slavery?

    9:11 AM on 04/12/2011

    OPINION – As pivotal as the Civil War is in our nation’s complex history, African-Americans appear less enthusiastic about the sesquicentennial…

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  • Christopher Witherspoon

    Christopher Witherspoon

    Pop Culture Writer, theGrio

    Toni Braxton attempts to bring truth to reality TV

    9:07 AM on 04/12/2011

    OPINION – Viewers who once winced at the notion of watching a reality show with black characters just might find the realities of the Braxton family to be a breath of fresh air…

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