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November 14, 2012

Tavis Smiley: The Last of the Loud

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This past Sunday on “Meet the Press,” the presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said the following, “Latinos, women and young people — that is the new governing coalition.” OUCH. To be sure, there are Black folk in each of those categories. But since President Obama’s victory on Election Day, I have been troubled by the paltry attention paid to the record turnout amongst African Americans to make Mr. Obama only…

St. Louis Radio Host Removed Over Careless Race Talk

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It seems that sometimes people who are radio and television hosts assume that because they have the freedom to express their opinions, that they are absolved of doing so in such a way that they are not offending other people in ways that may be deemed unacceptable by their employers or business partners. A St. Louis sports-talk radio host appears to be one of those people. According to a report…

Former NBA Player Etan Thomas Gives Insights on the Lakers Coaching Circus

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Former NBA player Etan Thomas has some interesting insights into the silliness that has come to define the search for a new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.   It appears that the Lakers are doing all they can to ruin the last few years that Kobe Bryant has left: 1. It was reported that Mitch Kupchak called Phil Jackson in the middle of the night (after telling him that he…

Michael Jackson: Lawsuit and New Tell All Book

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Michael Jackson died in June, 2009  but it seems that some will not let him rest in peace. Jackson’s personal assistant is asserting that him and other members of Jackson’s staff are owed $7.5 million. According to TMZ, Michael Amir Williams is suing The Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the company that organized and then cancelled the This Is It tour, so that the staff can get paid for their services….