Today on Facebook, one of my professors had posted a link to the New York Times article covering the Sons of the Confederacy and their commemoration of the swearing in of Confederate President Jefferson Davis 150 years earlier on February 19, 1861 in Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Confederate States of America (CSA). […]Read more "Dealing With Racism in a Post-Racial America"
I went to go see “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1” today at the local IMAX theatre. I figured that if I was going to spend $11 on a regular ticket at a downtown theatre that’s closest to me, I might as well go to see it in IMAX. So, I saw the […]Read more "When Fantasy World Hits Home: A Social Gospel of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (and another novel I read as well)"
The older I get the more disillusioned I become with politics. Of course I’m all for third parties and their candidates, but this time, I don’t feel comfortable voting for one knowing that it could possibly mean that the Democrats wouldn’t control the Congress for the next two years. But, I’ve always said that […]Read more "Why The Democrats Should Win, But Probably Won’t"
This past Tuesday this country saw yet another image of a fractured Republican party and a Democratic Party failing to capitalize on the political jackpot this is for them in the upcoming November elections. The Tea Party has yet again reared its ugly head. The headline story has been on now Republican nominee from the […]Read more "Democracy or Theocracy: The Separation of Church and State"
I’ve been rather remiss to join the immigration discussion simply because I have mixed feelings and I really don’t want to come off as bigoted and xenophobic. But, the latest round of debates has forced me to attempt to dissect the foolishness that is the conservative meme concerning how to deal with immigrants in this […]Read more "At The Intersection of Immigration: Politics, Ethics and Religion and the 14th Amendment"
Within the past year or so, Americans have heard the words “South Carolina” and “Representative” or “Congressperson” in the “Lieutenant governor” and “Governor” same sentence and phrasing. Nothing really odd about the “Representative” or “Congressman” but really, we’ve been hearing a lot about South Carolina politics. South Carolina state politics are like that of New […]Read more "Why They Don’t Like Us and Why We Don’t Like Them: It’s Because of South Carolina"
Editors note: This is probably going to be one of my longer posts, maybe not, depends on how quickly I work it out. But if I go over my standard 1,500 characters so be it. So go get get the tea, coffee or print this bad boy out because I’m here until it’s done. A […]Read more "Being Black and Dealing With Postcolonialism in a Postmodern World"
Last week as I drove back down south to ultimately return my rental car and spend my Memorial Day weekend with friends in Birmingham, Alabama, I said WTH let me listen to conservative radio since I was actually traveling during the day. So, I flipped through the stations trying to find the worst and vilest […]Read more "My Journey Into Conservative Radio"
Seriously, it’s a lot going on and to devote separate blogs to them would tire me out, so here goes: BP Oil and the White House. It is my understanding that the White House and subsequently Congress’ hands are proverbially “tied” with regards to cleanup issues concerning this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. […]Read more "Uppity Negro News Briefs"
Since I’ve been graduating and without a television a LOT of news has happened since mid-April and here goes it with me starting in back chronological order: 1. Georgia’s Attorney General Thurbert Baker blocking the health care law suit Well, clearly GOP Georgia Gov. Sonny “Partly Cloudy” Perdue found a way to get around it, […]Read more "Uppity Negro News Briefs"