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Seventy years ago, Allied forces landed tens of thousands of men at Normandy, France, in the largest seaborne invasion in history — D-Day. In the time since then, Justin Roy has stayed busy, hoping to one day forget what he saw and did there.
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Paula Deen continued maneuvering for a comeback Sunday, turning a beachside cooking demonstration into a public apology for the racist comments that decimated her career last year.
Perhaps no living poet other than Maya Angelou shares the same respect as Nikki Giovanni.
University Presbyterian Church of Tempe will host a series of events with experts who will discuss issues involving race in the United States and around the world, and how those issues relate to the bible.
“I’ve been hearing in the news for the last couple days all the violence around ASU. I also read where ASU President Michael Crow is due over $100,000 in bonuses over the next 2-3 years. Here’s an idea? How about ASU takes that money, and applies it their law enforcement, beef up security around the campus, and around the housing close to the ASU campus… Hmmm?”
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned, though not altogether surprised, at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (East Valley Tribune, Sept. 1; also available at evtnow.com/5ua).
“I always enjoy Linda Turley-Hansen’s column. She’s better than anyone, reveals the total disconnect from reality of the far right, the bigotry and racism of their political views and ignorance of the causes and effects of poverty in this country. Incidentally: Guns do kill people, and that’s a fact.”
“NOOOOOO MOOORE WAAARS! Mr. President, keep us out of war!”
Guns didn’t kill Christopher Lane and I’m not so sure genuine racism is to blame. Can minors fully understand such hate? We do know the teens who gunned down the athlete, who was jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, say they were “bored.”
Obama said Trayvon Martin could be he son. Now what, exactly, would he say to the boys on the bus that beat up the student; or to the trio of ‘bored’ teens who shot the jogging baseball player; or to the malicious duo that beat to death an 81-year-old vet? Would they be his sons too?
“So 50 years ago we had the ‘peace march on Washington.’ Funny, 50 years ago I could walk the streets in my Midwestern hometown. Not today. Wonder why not.”
The U.S. Department of Education plans to investigate a controversial "Redneck Day" celebration two months ago at an Arizona high school.
Arizona is one of the more than thirty states with a “stand your ground” law, which entitles citizens to use deadly force against other people who they believe to be a threat.
Anyone that thinks that racism does not exist in this country should now look at reality. Trayvon Martin was an unarmed teenage black man walking to his house in a neighborhood in Sanford, Fla. He was confronted by an armed neighborhood watch patrol who has been previously reporting nothing but innocent black walkers in the neighborhood. George Zimmerman was told not to follow this young teen, yet his racist instinct pushed in that he had to follow him because of nothing else but the color of his skin.
A recent General Mills Cheerios commercial has reminded us Americans (and those in other parts of the world) that race still causes severe social and political upset in 2013. A 30-second YouTube commercial featuring a young biracial child interacting with her white mother and black father has created a cyber firestorm of racially-charged attacks: “disgusting,” “racial genocide,” “anti-white,” and “want to vomit.”
“Every year it is the same thing. We watch while our state burns, the only thing that changes is the location! When will the environmentalist wackos be arrested and put in jail where they belong. They impede any effort to clean up the forest. They get their lefty judges to erect roadblocks for the least attempt! Just think how much forest would still be here if it had been cleaned up. Now nineteen brave firefighters have paid with their lives! Thanks environmentalists!”
“Obama has progressed from his ‘pie IN the sky’ campaign promises to ‘pie FROM the sky’ solar-energy proposals. Neither the promises nor the proposals are feasible or economically sound and will never be accomplished. With Obama, words are cheap, actions expensive and/or nonexistent.”
The Supreme Court’s decision has not only put a big hole in the Voter Rights Law, it has also put a big hole in our basics for our Democracy to survive. Congress in 2006 overwhelmingly passed the Voter Rights Act, which made sure our elections were fair and gave the rights for all of our citizens to Vote. To now ask a radical-leaning Congress to rewrite the basics of this law could have nothing but radical and racist conclusions. Far from the democracy our great country is suppose to be.
During the weeks preceding the formal unveiling of the ludicrously named Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2103, S. 744, the Gang of Eight authors dominated the headlines with their empty promises.
WASHINGTON — Amanda Blackhorse is outraged when she thinks of the Washington Redskins, a team whose name and mascot are deeply offensive to the Navajo woman.
Did you catch The Rev. Jesse Jackson the other night on CNN demanding a Senate hearing into why regulators never cracked down on that gruesome abortion clinic in Philadelphia?
Jackie Robinson was the ideal class act to break the barrier and become the first black player in Major League Baseball.
"The Sapphires" is missing a lot — detailed characters, a unique narrative arc, half-plausible scenes of the Vietnam War — but it's got two uncommon things going for it: genuine charm and Chris O'Dowd. They are not mutually exclusive.
“Old Sparky, new Sparky ... the dude’s about as handsome as Mitch McConnell.”