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Charlotte, NC
Politics Daily Contributor and Fox News Commentator — Fox News
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Writer/columnist/editor. Washington Post, WCCB News Rising, theGrio, NPR. Follower of politics, theater and political theater, of course.

Rosa Parks Had a Radical Side: Championing the Rights of Rape Victims — Rosa Parks was a demure seamstress who defied a Montgomery, Ala., bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white man because -- on that particular day -- she was tired. Her spontaneous act sparked a 1955 bus boycott that launched the civil rights movement. Sound familiar? It should.

Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearings: GOP Is Still Driving Away Black Voters — In recognition of Black History Month, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day have released a statement in which Priebus says that "as we reflect on the generations of African Americans who contributed immensely to the fabric of our country and to the Republican Party, let us honor their legacy not just by what we say, but also in what we do."

Will holiday filmgoers remember or care about Sony’s insulting e-mails? — Whether fans of the celebrities insulted in snarky, leaked e-mails will decide to punish Sony Pictures Entertainment by withholding box-office dollars might be the least of the beleaguered company's problems. But it is a problem in our entertainment-hungry society, where competition for attention and audience is fierce.

In a police shooting case in Charlotte, fewer headlines but familiar call for justice — CHARLOTTE - Now it's Charlotte's turn in an unwanted spotlight. The story is familiar - white police officer, unarmed black man, a shooting and the one without the gun dead in the street. Loved ones grieve, a mother holds a Winnie the Pooh doll from a childhood not too many years past and protesters demand action.

When GOP staffer put Obama children ‘at a bar,’ it continued American tradition of trashing black females’ morality — In keeping with the Christian theme of her self-serving apology, Elizabeth Lauten has blessedly resigned from her post as the communications director for Rep. Stephen Lee Fincher (R-Tenn.). She had said prayer showed her the error of her ways, though one would think she would not need a higher power to tell her that trashing Malia and Sasha Obama for dress and demeanor at a turkey pardoning was not the best idea.

Though others may judge, Janay Rice tells her story her way — "I still find it hard to accept being called a 'victim,' " Janay Rice told ESPN. "I know there are so many different opinions out there about me - that I'm weak, that I'm making excuses and covering up abuse - and that some people question my motives for staying with Ray."

Darren Wilson saw ‘a demon.’ What do you see? — "He looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face." That's how police officer Darren Wilson described unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. "The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon." Wilson's testimony convinced the grand jurors and others that the officer was justified in shooting and killing Brown last summer in Ferguson, Mo.

As Bill Cosby’s accusers find their voices, Camille Cosby loses hers — Camille Cosby was always a strong presence in the life and work of Bill Cosby, even as she at times has struggled, she has admitted, to find her own voice. That sacrifice was a part of what it meant to be married to the "Cos."

Mia Love is black, Mormon, Republican and blowing people’s minds — Mia Love is already getting more attention than most of her newly elected congressional colleagues. She is Haitian American, a woman, daughter of immigrants, Mormon, Republican and from Utah, all things that she seems eager to boast about, except when she isn't, as those who contrasted her post-election speech with a subsequent CNN interview noted.

For Democrats, ‘war on women’ message fails to motivate enough voters — CHARLOTTE- What were midterm voters feeling? That would be concern about jobs and the economy and anxiety over Islamic terrorism and the Ebola virus creeping over American borders. A Democratic "war on women" message that helped Terry McAuliffe become Virginia's governor in 2013 did not gain much traction with a 2014 electorate in a foul mood and ready to blame it on President Obama and a gridlocked Congress.
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Mar 17, 2015

RT @tressiemcphd: “Starbucks Wants To Talk To You About Race. But Does It Want to Talk To You About Racism?”… Thanks to @quinnnorton

Mar 11, 2015

RT @alamanecer: Blaming Blacks for racist acts against us is to accept racism as norm & makes it our duty to fix it. Irrational. #RapAlbums…

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