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Eric Copage

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Learning How to Pick Up Women Made Me a Better (Black) Man

(8) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 12:48 PM

When Think Like a Man, the romantic comedy starring Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy among others, hit the big screen, my friend, Trublud, said he "had to" see it.

We were sitting in Trublud's laundromat, called Afro-Suds, discussing the box office smash. It is a dramatization of...

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To Honor Trayvon, Don't Wear a Hoodie, Buy a Book

(28) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 6:48 PM

My mysterious friend, Trublud, sat in a coffee shop in Chelsea section of New York Thursday morning, looking at the iPad he held in his hands. He was reading a story about Trayvon Martin.

"I think we're missing the boat," the black, 60-something military veteran, said sadly. "I understand how...

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What Blacks Can Learn From Jews - Pt. 1

(4) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 4:48 PM

Passover, the eight-day Jewish holiday that recounts the story of Exodus, begins tonight. During this time it's instructive to note that until recently African Americans and Jews had a rather close relationship. Or at least their leadership organizations did. Popular wisdom at the time said their bond was based on...

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The Folly of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(160) Comments | Posted January 15, 2009 | 12:27 PM

When most people think about Martin Luther King Jr. Day, images of the white dove of peace, silver scales for social justice and a rainbow coalition of clasped hands come to mind. When I think about the holiday, I see the grim apparel of shackles and chains African Americans were...

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Is Black America Strong Enough For An Obama Presidency?

(96) Comments | Posted June 3, 2008 | 11:14 PM

African-Americans should be careful of what they wish for. They just might get it.

In February of last year when Sen. Barack Obama officially began his run to be the Democratic nominee for president, the collective response by black Americans was "Well, whoop-tee-do!" if poll reports...

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