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James Manning is the head of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in New York. He is know for his unhinged rants and this qualifies as one. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
We live in the age where every child gets a trophy for just showing up. Former Pittsburg Steelers Jame Harrison returned his sons participation trophies. He wants his children to earn accolades. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Democrats are angry, Republicans are angry and Black Lives Matter activists are angry…how can anything get done?
When was the last time you accomplished anything when you were angry? Rarely are you at your best when you are angry. When was the last fruitful discussion you had when you were angry? Anger is not a catalyst to growth it is an impediment to growth. Until the anger is replaced by rational behavior nothing good will happen. What will happen is simply more anger and that will sadly produce nothing.
Kelly Osbourne appearing as a guest host on The View tries to get her liberal foot out of her mouth. Her comment says so much about her. Share your thoughts.
(NOTE: PROFANITY USED THROUGH OUT THIS CLIP)
Would they have done this in an ethnically diverse community?
I thought Cornel west reserved this type of ire for the President. Read the post and share your thoughts.
In Defense of James Baldwin – Why Tony Morrison(a literary genius) is Wrong about Ta-Nehisi Coates. Baldwin was a great writer of profound courage who spoke truth to power. Coates is a clever wordsmith with journalistic talent who avoids any critique of the Black president in power. Baldwin’s painful self-examination led to collective action and a focus on social movements. He reveled in the examples of Medgar, Martin, Malcolm, Fannie Lou Hamer and Angela Davis. Coates’s fear-driven self-absorption leads to individual escape and flight to safety – he is cowardly silent on the marvelous new militancy in Ferguson, Baltimore, New York, Oakland, Cleveland and other places. Coates can grow and mature, but without an analysis of capitalist wealth inequality, gender domination, homophobic degradation, Imperial occupation (all concrete forms of plunder) and collective fightback (not just personal struggle) Coates will remain a mere darling of White and Black Neo-liberals, paralyzed by their Obama worship and hence a distraction from the necessary courage and vision we need in our catastrophic times. How I wish the prophetic work of serious intellectuals like Robin DG Kelley, Imani Perry, Gerald Horne, Eddie Glaude commanded the attention the corporate media gives Coates. But in our age of superficial spectacle, even the great Morrison is seduced by the linguistic glitz and political silences of Coates as we all hunger for the literary genius and political engagement of Baldwin. As in jazz, we must teach our youth that immature imitation is suicide and premature elevation is death. Brother Coates continue to lift your gifted voice to your precious son and all of us, just beware of the white noise and become connected to the people’s movements!