Message to the White House: Mr. President We Need You to Consider…

The outbreak of racial violence in recent years, culminating – to this point – in the massacre of nine people while studying the Word of the Lord at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC makes it clear that Black people in America haven’t gotten anything lasting from having a Black man in the White House. […]

White House and Racism

Rethinking the Mandate for President Obama after the Status Quo Election

A polarizing election leaves us polarized in its wake.  On the Left, the stance is that Barack Obama’s victory serves as a mandate.  On the Right, the stance is that the President’s victory is no mandate.  Both sides have arguments to prove their point. But, what does the reality of a “status quo election” tell […]

Now that Barack Obama has Won a Second Term – A Wish List

First, congratulations to President Obama.  Yet, I am sitting watching the election results, feeling a bit “blah.”  I see folk on social media talking about shedding tears of joy and cheering.  I watch the pandemonium on the television.  Yet, I don’t feel any of that emotion.  I remember that emotion.  I felt it after I […]

The Conundrum of Blackness and Voting When the President is Black

As time winds down on Election 2012 and the race for President of the United States between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, I wanted to take time to post a few thoughts.  The first, “Negroes, We are Free to Use our Natural Minds” can be accessed here. Yet, before folk think I’m being partisan […]

Negroes, We are Free to Use Our Natural Minds in Electoral 2012

I continue to receive emails from fellow Black Republicans trying to sell me – and others – on support for Mitt Romney.  The most recent was from the Chair of a Black Republican organization entitled, “Prominent Black Mormons.”  The email (and post) is styled as an attempt to dismiss charges of racism against Mormons.  The defense used […]