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Univision fires Rodner Figueroa for comparing the First Lady to an ape

Read the linked article and share your thoughts.
http://www.wptv.com/entertainment/univision-fires-rodner-figueroa-for-racist-michelle-obama-insult

Pam Oliver will return to NFL Fox next season, she had the courage to take a step back and move forward

Last summer I read an article in Essence detailing how Pam Oliver was completing her last year on the sidelines for Fax NFL. She has been paired with Troy Aikmen and Joe Buck for years, but this year she was replaced by Erin Andrews. Oliver shared her hurt and disappointment but she worked her last year with another team and she impressed the suits at Fox. She gave it her all. She is an example that we should all follow. Yes there will be disappointment but to allow disappointment to effect your professionalism is career suicide. Oliver just signed a two year contract and she will continue providing sideline commentary for the network. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/03/10/pam-oliver-will-return-to-nfl-sidelines-for-fox-after-all/

Rap Music does not give you license to use the n-word and the Morning Joe crew should know better

By now you have seen the SAE video of two young men leading the racist chant that everyone is talking about. The boys have been expelled and their fraternity has been closed. Now comes the dime store analysis that has been freely given on all the networks. The big question is why would they laughingly spew these vile lyrics. Who taught them? One of the boys said that he that alcohol fueled his behavior and some are blaming rap music, but is that fair? Yes rappers throw the n-word around like it is a hot potato but most thinking people don’t follow suit. Notice I did not say that color gives you license. It is a vile word, but it is no excuse. The Morning Joe crew tried to access blame to a rapper who has cancelled an upcoming concert at OU. It’s not his fault. We all have free speech, but there are consequences for that speech and the two newly expelled boys are responsible for their own situation.

Two SAE OU students expelled over racist chant…was this the right decision?

Young people do stupid things and so often they have to deal with the consequences of their behavior. The two students leading the racist chant have been expelled. Does the punishment fit the crime? Share your thoughts.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/sigma-alpha-epsilon-oklahoma-students-expelled-racist-chants/story?id=29530228

How did the University of Oklahoma’s racist chant become public?


The chant is horrific, but that is not the most important thing here. How did we get an opportunity to see this video? Because someone on that bus released it to the public. Maybe they just didn’t like the leader, or maybe they were uncomfortable with the lyrics or maybe they just thought it was wrong. Whatever reason I say thank you.

President Obama at Selma…why it matters

bush and obama

Today is an important day. Fifty years ago a dedicated group of people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was not an event greeted by cheers, but by jeers. It has been described as Bloody Sunday, but today things are different. No they are not perfect but they are different. We have a black president. It is hard to believe that 50 years ago blacks in Alabama blacks could not vote and now a black man leads this nation. It is also noteworthy that former President Bush was in attendance. This is a day that we all have a right to be proud of what we have done and what we are doing. Please read the linked story there are great photos from the event.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2984327/Thousands-gather-hear-Obama-historic-speech-Selma-50th-anniversary-Bloody-Sunday-march-saw-600-protesters-beaten-police.html

Who is advising Ben Carson?


Dr. Ben Carson has been described as brilliant, but that is when he is operating in his lane. Politics is a new lane for this prominent surgeon and he is stumbling out of the gate. He has to learn how to command the conversation and not be defined by one issue. CNN Chris Cuomo had an agenda and Carson fell right into place. CNN got its soundbite and Carson is again labeled by one issue.

Dr. Ben Carson launches an Exploratory Committee

Did a nasty campaign strategy drive Tom Schweich to suicide?

Politics is a dirty game but is it deadly? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/fivepoints/tom-schweich-suicide-political-attacks?utm_content=buffer07988&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What do we expect from the police?

We hire the police to serve and protect. What do want them to do? The latest police shooting in LA puts the police front and center in the midst of controversy. The police say the man “African” was reaching for one of the policeman’s weapon, and the police killed him. Who is at fault here? We also have to ask when did it become acceptable to fight with the police? Policeman want to go home at the end of the day and they will subdue any threat to that outcome Does this mean every time a policeman shoots he is justified? No, but we have to look at the facts of each case before we indict either party.

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