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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

Did Brian Williams know he was lying?

Today I have heard several talking heads call Brian Williams a liar. Some said he should be fired. My question is did Williams really know he was lying? Who in their right mind would lie about something that so many people could readily dispute? So often when we tell a story over and over and year after year the story changes. Sometimes we don’t even notice we have embellished until someone who was there calls us on it and that is what happened to Williams he go called on it. Williams has told his version for so long that it has become his truth, but it really wasn’t.

Super Bowl’s saddest commercial ever courtesy of Nationwide


When you watch the Super Bowl you just want to have fun. You look forward to the commercials. You expect funny, quirky and even heartfelt, but you don’t want sad and that is what Nationwide gave us. It was like someone throwing cold water in your face. We were looking for laughs not lessons.

Ernie Banks, “Mr. Cub” was a big part of my childhood


Ernie Banks died yesterday. That name might not be familiar to Generation X, Y or even Z, but it is to people born before WGN was a cable station. WGN used to simply be Channel 9 the Home of the Cubs and in the 60’s and 70’s Mr. Cub was their Number One draw. I never liked baseball but my dad did and he was off on Mondays. This was back in the day of the family television. One television per family. During those summer Mondays our dad would say he was going to turn to the Cubs station to just catch the score, but he would end up watching the game and we would quietly leave the family room in search of other entertainment. Why did he like watching the Cubs? I never asked because as a child I really did not care, but now I wonder was Mr. Cub a part of his interest? I’ll never know for sure, but I would put money on it. RIP Mr. Cub

Steve Harvey is on top so now it is time to take him down a peg


Steve Harvey is on top of the world. He has been dispensing relationship advice for years. At one point he was the go to relationship expert for Essence magazine. His talk show is a hit. His game show is a hit. Last year he earned 2 Emmy awards. He has been anointed by Oprah. He is on a motivational tour criss crossing the country, so what’s next for Mr. Harvey? The takedown. This tape circulated a few years ago but it has found new life. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Happy Thanksgiving…Thanks for reading Ebony Mom Politics

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Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for reading the blog. We might not always agree, but we can always discuss.

Social Media did not kill Mike Brown it just told the world

Last night I like many listened to St. Louis County prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch explain why the grand jury had made the decision not to indict Officer Wilson, but before he could get to that he spent time lecturing us on the danger of social media. He told us how social media got it wrong. He said this early and often. Social media gets a story and runs with it, and sometimes the facts are not on point. While conceding the point it should not be lost on us that without social media we would never have heard of Mike Brown. Brown’s family contacted Rev. Al Sharpton the day of the event and told him how to get on see Brown’s body laying in the streets. It social media that kept the world’s attention on Ferguson. So my point is social media matters and it might not be a perfect tool, but in this case it has served to be a vital tool. So McCulloch might dismiss it we know it kept the heat on this case.

Presidential love triangle at Illinois polls

Is Our Ebola Strategy being shaped on the fly?

I took a plane flight this past weekend and I took plastic gloves annd disinfectant wipes to clean the tray tables and the armrest, but I knew that was an act of spitting in the wind. Ebola is here and we don’t seem to know how to handle it. the government seems more reactive than proactive. Health care workers are complaining about a lack of protocol. The government seems to be in some kind of paralytic stupor. The talking heads they send out can’t offer comfort because they know this is more than they can handle. We need a plan and not platitudes. This is not going to get better until someone comes up with a actual plan that is not predicated on reaction. Are we expecting too much from our government?

Did this Wendy Davis ad go too far?

is everything fair in politics? Wendy Davis candidate for governor of Texas addresses her opponents disability. Did she go too far?

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