The incident involving Harvard Professor Skip Gates and the Cambridge police has a very long and tortured “back story.” It involves attitudes that were formed as for back as the Revolutionary War. First and foremost we must remember that African people were brought to the New World to be slave labor for Europeans and the Read More »

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Walter Cronkite’s passing was a moment for reflection for our whole nation. After all his voice was the voice of the major historical events of the second half of the 20th century. Most news coverage focused on his announcing the death of President Kennedy and it was definitely a major moment but for my memory Read More »

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“Justice should be blind especially color-blind and able to fairly deal with the very real need for honest law enforcement.” -Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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I was very saddened by the tragic death of Steve McNair who was the apparent victim in a murder/suicide. He had shown the athletic skill and leadership qualities that had earned him the NFL MVP as a quarterback. All football fans remember the Superbowl game vs the Rams where he lead the Titans back from Read More »

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People grabbed their telescopes to see it. I was in Port-of-Spain in Trinidad and Tobago visiting my extended family for the first time in my life. I had graduated from UCLA and was just about to start my career in the NBA. I finally had the time and the money to go there and meet Read More »

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