Monday's Meditation

No, the media will not shut up

February 1 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-What’s going on in Washington, D.C. is a joke these days. The only problem with that assessment is that there is no one laughing at the punch lines. First, the same man who tried for eight years to discredit President Barack Obama with all of those birther lies is now […]

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The gun has replaced the rope

September 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

At one time black people used to be scared of the rope. Now they’re terrorized by the gun. The gun has now replaced the rope. Terror used to come in the form of lynch mobs. Fearfulness of the men and women in blue is the new reality check for black […]

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Pageants are more than a beauty contest

August 30 Dennis J. Freeman 0

IRVINE, CA-I don’t know what it’s like to be a size 3 and worry about my weight. I don’t have a clue how clumsy at times it could be for a 5-foot-9, 12-year-old girl to walk around school almost a foot taller than her class peers. I will probably never […]

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When have Black Lives ever mattered?

Black lives do matter. White on black crime used to be the norm, the way things were supposed to be. White robes, hooded sheets, cross-burnings and a good old-fashion lynching. The rope has been replaced by the gun. Black lives means just as much today as it did when Harriet […]

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Warriors talked too much too soon

The Golden State Warriors drunk too much of their own Kool-Aid. The Warriors became too intoxicated with their own hype and self-shimmy ways. Sometimes too much talking can come back and bite you right smack in the rear end. After all that talk they have been doing the past two seasons, […]

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Purple cloud reigns over Prince

April 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

In 2011, my wife and I made the decision to take our kids to see Prince playing live in concert at the Inglewood Forum. I am that glad we did. You have to excuse me, but my heart is broken right now. I feel sick. I feel cheated. The voice. […]

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Peyton Manning’s shade on black men

February 17 Dennis J. Freeman 10

Blame it on the black man. That’s always an easy way out of things if you’re white, male and privileged. That’ll get you courtside seats to hang out and bump elbows with the best player in the NBA. It might even get you a pass from media scrutiny and facing criminal […]

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America and Race: What would King do?

January 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today would his words be enough to save America from a pending racial implosion? From the looks of things, this country is firmly on the path to one big racial meltdown. The post-racist climate some people assumed that we would have after […]

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How ‘Diversity-Talk’ Lets White Racism off The Hook

November 18 News4usonline News 0

Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. Police departments from Baltimore to Minneapolis are talking about diversity hiring as the antidote to anti-black police brutality. Last month’s flash point was Hollywood darling Matt Damon whitesplaining diversity, igniting a Twitterstorm of outrage. Earlier this year was the […]

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The dark side of college athletics

October 22 Dennis J. Freeman 1

The Bible tells us that what is done in the dark will eventually come to light. With that being said, amateurism in college athletics have left the train station. Pimps and prostitution are now on board the choo-choo train. Innocence, integrity and moral values got off the platform a long […]

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Gun Violence Has Become a Universal Language

September 1 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Gun tragedies are nothing new. They are sequences of events that are full of heartbreak and heartache. There are no winners when it comes to these now frequent incidents. Families of both the victims(s) and perpetrators find themselves devastated from the aftermath of the trauma left behind. Communities are left […]

Monday's Meditation

Living black in two Americas

One country. Two different Americas. One nation. Two flags. All this equals to a racially-divided United States. There is the symbol of freedom that this country celebrates every 4th of July in which one flag represents. Oppression, the perpetuation of slavery and advocacy of white supremacy reflect the other. There […]

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Tom Brady’s suspension all on him

Arrogance befalls all of us. Arrogance is what took down Rome. It helped destroy the Egyptian empire. It now has a chokehold on Tom Brady’s legacy. It’s been some kind of year for the New England Patriots. And not for all the right reasons. The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks […]