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by Gloria Dulan-Wilson ~

  Regardless of what the cynics say, there is always something new under the sun, and that was definitely the case at the recently held Blogworld and New Media Expo at Jacob Javits Center.

Being a newly minted blogger – just entering my 3rd year in the realm of bloggerdom, but a veteran journalist, I was interested in finding out what was going on in the rest of the blog world. Needless to say, I was totally overwhelmed at how much there is to learn and do as a “blogg
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The Root Of The Problem Is “The Root”

March 3, 2011 



Raynard Jackson


In agriculture, if the root of the plant goes bad, so goes the rest of the plant.  Above the ground, the plant may be very beautiful, but internally it is dying.


This reminds me of “The Root” online magazine (  According to their website:  “The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives.”  They are owned and published by the Washington Post Newsweek Interactive.

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It's Somebody Else's War

Kenyatta2009's Blog

I rarely agree with anything Secretary of Defense Gates says so today will be a breakthrough. I think of this
in response to a statement that someone made about how President Obama was spending all kinds of money on frivolous programs. First Republican Eric Cantor said that President Obama was adding more to the national
debt than ever. When that statement was proven false, a republican on Facebook twisted the argument to try to claim that somehow the rate of spending was stil

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Kwabena Akurang-Parry:

LET me state some caveats that my effort at interrogating the conclusions of Professor Henry Louis Gates does not mitigate the marginality and chattel nature that reconfigured the lived-experiences of enslaved Africans worldwide, nor does it exonerate slave-holding societies in Africa as well as some African states’ participation in the Atlantic slave trade. Second, I do understand Gates to mean that the blame for the Atlantic slave trade should be debited to both Africans
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I Won’t Ask And Please Don’t Tell

February 4, 2010Raynard JacksonLast week in the president’s State of the Union address, Obama reiterated his support for the total repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. This policy allows gays, lesbians and bisexuals to serve in the military as long as they don’t reveal their sexual preferences.Earlier this week the U.S. Senate held hearings on the issue. Secretary of Defense, Bob Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen both supported its repeal. M
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