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Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball (2)

by Kwesi Kwaa Prah

Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS)

Cape Town

Dear Gen. Williams*,

The flurry of emails, I have so far seen, have maintained the pace and heat of the discussions that were initiated and aired during our Johannesburg meeting of early January this year. This is enormously encouraging, because the free exchange of views is crucial to the identification and elaboration of a platform for ideas which could eventually feed into the 8th Congress. As originators

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Black Republicans Running From Race

October 15, 2009Raynard JacksonBlack Republicans running for various offices this election cycle seem to be running from race while running their race. This is one of the most asinine things I have every seen, but not unexpected. This is why Black Republicans have no credibility within their own community.Last week I was interviewed by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos of FOXNews.com. The story was published this past Monday (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/12/carter-obama-allen-west-race-card/).I w
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The Voice In The Wilderness

September 17, 2009Raynard JacksonIn the week since Congressman Joe Wilson’s display of ignorance, the issue of race, once again, has spun out of control. So, I will try to add some sanity to the debate.But first, let me lay the foundation for my argument. Without question, you can disagree with President Obama without being a racist. But, what does describing Obama as a Nazi have to do with healthcare? What does calling him a liar during a joint session of Congress have to do with healthcare? Ho
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