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

Darren Wilson saw ‘a demon.’ What do you see?

washingtonpost.com — "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

washingtonpost.com — 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

washingtonpost.com — 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

washingtonpost.com — 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.

Are Democratic candidates who steer clear of Obama pushing away black voters?

washingtonpost.com — The third in a list of five myths about black voters by The Washington Post 's Nia-Malika Henderson is: Candidates who distance themselves from President Obama risk losing black voters. That may be a myth, because African Americans in the United States lived with compromise before they could even vote, much less vote for a black candidate for the top office in the country.

Hillary Clinton - politician and grandmom - plays to Kay Hagan’s base in North Carolina

washingtonpost.com — CHARLOTTE - Was it happy coincidence that Hillary Clinton's granddaughter is called Charlotte? It certainly helped the former senator, former secretary of state, former first lady and perhaps future presidential candidate get the audience in the Charlotte Convention Center ballroom cheering with the line, "I can't tell you how much we love the name."

In North Carolina, same-sex marriage goes to church

washingtonpost.com — CHARLOTTE - Standing ovations, applause, the sounds of tambourines - and rainbow colors everywhere, on banners and flags and adorning the stoles around the shoulders of clergy celebrating the fact that same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina.

Is the South really as bad as a report says it is?

washingtonpost.com — CHARLOTTE - When the headline is "Why the South is the worst place to live in the U.S.," it's an invitation to trash talk. But isn't that what makes stories like this one in The Post so much fun? They are bound to unleash regional pride and get the blood flowing and the stereotypes flying in the comments section.

NFL meeting with black women’s groups on domestic violence a ‘productive’ beginning

washingtonpost.com — Representatives of the Black Women's Roundtable said a meeting with NFL executives on Wednesday was productive, and just the start of a conversation. The roundtable had requested a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the league announced a domestic violence advisory panel that included no women of color.

Black women’s groups to meet with NFL on lack of diversity in domestic violence panel

washingtonpost.com — A meeting has been scheduled Wednesday between the National Football League and representatives of the Black Women's Roundtable, which had questioned the lack of diversity on a domestic violence advisory panel.
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Nov 27, 2014

Spent holiday w/family and speaking on #Ferguson on British radio. The world is watching. Monocle 24: The Briefing monocle.com/radio/shows/th…

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