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Linnie Frank Bailey

The 2012, 2014, 2016 Elections -- What About the Moms?

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

During the 2012 election cycle, the online gathering place for mothers, CafeMom, attended the national conventions of both the Republican and Democrat...

The O.J. Case: 'Wink, Wink'

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.17.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

I had seen him working the grounds of the Orlando resort property where I was staying with my mom and my then-4-year-old son. He never acknowledged us...

Washington Watch: "GOP Betting Against Obamacare?"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The GOPers in the House are going for the gold -- voting for the 50th time to repeal Obamacare! There are so many pending issues that need attention ...

Washington Watch: 'Who's Your Lame Duck?'

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Are the Republicans in Congress determined to bestow upon President Obama "lame duck" status? Since they won back the House in 2010, it sure seems li...

Washington Watch: 'Christening Christie'

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The whispers concerning New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are changing in tone and scope. It was only a few months ago that pro-Christie whispers were coming from some Democrats who believed Christie might be worth supporting in the presidential race.

Washington Watch: "Bridging the Internet Gap"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The Internet Gap, or the more commonly used phrase The Digital Divide, persists despite almost 75% of American homes now having Internet access. This...

Washington Watch: "Obama (Gently) Smacks-Down Congress"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 03.31.2014 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

President Barack Obama delivered his 5th State of the Union (SOTU) address with a style and tone reminiscent of his early presidential campaign years....

November 22, 1963: Memories of a Negro Child from Oakland

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Linnie Frank Bailey

We were Negro back then. It took me awhile to realize when the TV newsmen spoke of the Negro race, they meant me, my family, and most of the people in...

Washington Watch: "Republican, Heal Thyself"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

I'm a life-long Democrat...and, given the current "face" of the Republican Party (Limbaugh, Palin, Trump, Bachmann, Cruz), I won't be changing parties...

Washington Watch: "September 30, 2013"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.30.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

September 30, 2013 is an important date for the nation's Congressional representatives. The end-of-the-quarter, it also signals the Federal Election C...

Washington Watch: "Breaking Bad"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The GOP House leaders are calling it their line-in-the-sand, others are calling it the line-to-lunacy. The tea party-led House voted YET again to shu...

Washington Watch: "The Syrian Two-Step"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

SYRIAN STEPPING Putin is at Step Five. America -- the media, most of the politicians, and the people, are at Step Two. Hopefully, the Administrat...

Washington Watch: "2014"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The mid-term elections are coming soon. (Soon as defined by the political world.) The scrambling has started (began months ago) and we are about to se...

Washington Watch: Week 27 - "Scared of Her?"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seems to be a target of opponents even though she has not yet stated if she is running. First, ...

Washington Watch: "Return of the Old South"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Fannie Lou Hamer Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights activist who fought for the right to vote in the...

Washington Watch: Week 25 - "Obama Steps Up"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

On Week 25 of his second term, President Obama spoke to the nation as a black man living in America. Reminiscent of the speech he gave on race during ...

Washington Watch: Week 24 -- "After Trayvon Does it Matter?"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, and recent news concerning the status of people of color in the country (particularly Africa...

Washington Watch: Week 23 - "The Greatest"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

This past week we celebrated the 237th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. Yes...our issues are many, and our Congress is in gridlock, an...

Washington Watch: Week 22 - "What a Week"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

"What a Week" -- Major Supreme Court Rulings, Senate Passes Immigration Reform, Obama and Family in Africa. Supreme Rulings The Voting Rights Act (f...

Washington Watch: Week 21 - "Full Court Press"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Week 21 -- All eyes on the Supreme Court for landmark rulings; and progressive activists and bloggers gathered in San Jose for Netroots Nation. Ruli...

Washington Watch: Week 20 - "The Stall"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Will GOP delaying tactics torpedo Immigration Reform? Will student loan interest rates be allowed to double? Will the 'stall' last until the 2014 mid-...

Washington Watch: Week 19 - "Let's Play Ball"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The Administration played offense this week....the President, the Attorney General, and even the First Lady. Rice for National Security This past ...

Washington Watch: Week 18 - "The Bromance"

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 08.01.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

Week 18 of President Obama's second term: "How far will this Obama-Christie thing go? The term 'bromance' was used this past week almost as often as the word 'scandal' was used the weeks before. Should Hillary be jealous?"

Washington Watch: Week 17

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

This past week, President Obama delivered a major foreign policy speech at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He addressed the nation's counter-terrorism strategy, including the use of drones for national defense.

Washington Watch: Week 16

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Linnie Frank Bailey

Week sixteen of the Obama second-term presidency found the administration playing 'whack-a-mole' and the term 'scandal' being thrown around even when it came to the president asking Marines to hold umbrellas for himself and a visiting head-of-state during a rainy-day press conference.