Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's Time For Obama To Become The 'Angry Black Man'

President Obama has mastered many subtleties, both non-verbal and verbal, on how to not be perceived as threatening to white America -- the Angry Black Man. 

Let's keep it real, if not for this mastery, he would have never achieved the highest office in the land. As president, he had one minor slip up -- the Henry Gates vs Cambridge police confrontation --after the following comment the backlash was immediate:

Friday, October 5, 2012

Shaq vs Howard: Superman vs Superman?

Battle of the Capes?
Comic book lore has it that the invincible Superman had only one weakness: Kryptonite.

Lo and behold, the NBA has discovered yet another Superman weakness: his alter-ego from a not so distant past.

The movie Deliverance gave us battling banjos; and now two mammoth 7 foot something NBA giants -- Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard -- have become the battling Supermen.

Obama's October Christmas gift: Unemployment drops to 7.8%

After a horrendous and dreadfully flat debate performance by President Obama -- Al Gore suggested it was because of the Denver mile high altitude (he loves Global Climate explanations) -- the president was buoyed by a far better than expected September Jobs Report: unemployment dropped to 7.8% -- lowest level in the Obama presidency.

And this was a substantive improvement because the unemployment drop was not a result of discouraged people dropping out of the job market:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Billionaire Richard Branson: War on drugs or War against African-Americans

HGP November 2011 post 

Drug abuse less likely among black, Asian kids, study says:

Black and Asian adolescents are much less likely to abuse or become dependent on drugs and alcohol than white kids, according to a Duke University-led study based on an unusually large sample of kids from all 50 states.

"There is certainly still a myth out there that black kids are more likely to have problems with drugs than white kids, and this documents as clearly as any study we're aware of that the rate of ... substance-related disorders among African-American youths is significantly lower," said Dr. Dan Blazer of Duke's psychiatry department and a senior author of the study.