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Orlando Lima

Entries by Orlando Lima

No Rest for a Black Man, Even on Martha's Vineyard

(24) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 12:24 AM

If anyone deserves a vacation, it's President Obama. The litany of disasters he's had to address since stepping into office reads like an end-of-days prophecy from the Hell Raiser series. Like him or not, there's no debating that the guy his been on his grind for eight months straight, attempting...

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I'm Not Racist. Some of my Best Friends Are Black.

(269) Comments | Posted March 14, 2008 | 11:04 AM

Geraldine Ferraro tried to stick her foot in her mouth but her loafers were too small. So instead she unpacked a whip and stuck that in there and it fit just right. This week she theorized that a self-made black guy with a Muslim name has a political advantage over...

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In Offense of Hip-Hop

(186) Comments | Posted November 20, 2007 | 1:33 PM

I recently watched an episode of The O'Reilly Factor. I was staying at a hotel. It was late. I struck out at the bar. I was bored. O'Reilly and sports reporter Jason Whitlock were hashing out the police raid of Michael Vick's Virginia estate. Whitlock theorized...

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Getting Caught With Your (Gay) Pants Down

(17) Comments | Posted September 4, 2007 | 4:04 PM

Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for a good bluff but unlike most Americans I rarely fall for the entire con. My third favorite scam is The Emperor's New Clothes. Second place goes to Chris Moneymaker for his "All in" bluff on Sam Farha at the...

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The Redefinition of Uncle Tom

(32) Comments | Posted July 30, 2007 | 2:53 AM

The history of black folks in America is a simple tale. We have been on the losing end of a severe ass-kicking for multiple centuries. With a few exceptions, most noticeably the Civil Rights Movement, we have never been able to get our act together and produce a unified front...

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