Did Micah Johnson have special forces skills?

Micah Johnson According to press accounts, Micah Johnson is a former army reservist who was a carpentry and masonry specialist which has nothing at all to do with tactical weapons training and usage.  It’s clear that he acquired those skills somewhere and  according to the Chicago Tribune, he acquired those skills from an outfit known as the Academy of Combative Warrior... Read More

Can everyone do a Brexit?

Article 50 Britain’s exit from the European Union is a reflection of several things; joblessness caused by”free trade”, a rejection of the push for austerity to save the banks and a tide of anti-immigrant sentiment.  The latter is much easier to latch onto for blame as it is here in the US.   No one gives much thought to the fact that economic policies pushing... Read More

A Coming Police State?

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution used to bar illegal search and seizure by the police under what’s commonly referred to as the Exclusionary Rule; which meant that any evidence of law breaking was tainted and inadmissible in court if the search wasn’t legal under the requirement of “reasonable suspicion” which was formerly required for investigatory... Read More

Our Black Year: A Odyssey to Support Black Business

  I took a break from my busy schedule a couple of weeks ago to attend an event sponsored by the Philadelphia African-American Chamber of Commerce where Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year was a guest speaker.   I picked up a copy of her book, which I highly recommend, and have just finished reading it.   Ms. Anderson is a dynamic speaker and her... Read More

Newt Gingrich on Black Business

Robert Sengstacke Abbott--Publisher of the Chicago Defender     The republican candidates had much to say about African-Americans during the recent South Carolina primary.   Here an excerpt from a 1993 speech that Newt Gingrich made regarding African-Americans and business that’s causing some outcry: For poor minorities, entrepreneurship in small business... Read More

Young, Black and Frisked in New York City

  My son is 13 years old and I’ve never had a conversation with him about the police.  Up to this point, there’s not been a reason to.  I don’t reside in a large urban area but live in a very small town of some 4,000 to 5,000 people and checking the website for our local police force, I see that it only has about 12 cops on it (which is actually a surprise... Read More

CBC accuses Tea Party of wanting to lynch blacks.

Today reports are out in the press that the Congressional Black Congress has accused the T-Party of being racist and house representative Andre Carson of Indiana went as far as to suggest that some members of the T-Party might want to string a few black folks up.  Now, I’m no fan of the T-Party and I don’t doubt that there are some folks within it that harbor racist sentiment,... Read More

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