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Warren Ballentine
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How the GOP and Dems Can Win

Posted June 23, 2011 | 13:09:31 (EST)

As a nationally-syndicated radio host and attorney, I've had the opportunity to speak to millions of people about the upcoming election. While health care, Medicaid and Medicare, along with the wars and Social Security are important issues in the minds of many Americans; the number one issue is the unemployment...

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Evan Turner: The Brass Monkey

Posted March 7, 2011 | 22:24:27 (EST)

This year's NBA All Star weekend has gone and passed and we all watched as the best players in the world came together to highlight their individual talents for the world to see. Like many other Americans, I watched the whole weekend with pride and joy. Then I saw a...

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Is Fox News the Government's Daddy?

Posted July 21, 2010 | 17:12:29 (EST)

This has to be one of the most embarrassing stains to come on the White House since the President took office. A loyal, non-racist employee is fired for talking about all people loving each other and coming together. Yet Shirley Sherrod was fired for being just that--a peace maker.
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Don't Just Blame Mel or Whoopi, Blame the Media

Posted July 14, 2010 | 14:31:39 (EST)

Mel Gibson has made big news again for a racist rant against African Americans saying to his ex-girlfriend that "If you get raped by a pack of n****** it will be your fault." With that line he may have angered millions of people. But I ask you, is this Mel's...

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Can Blacks and a Few in the Media Change the Media?

Posted June 30, 2010 | 15:43:48 (EST)

As a radio talk show host who speaks to millions of people every day for three hours, I really thought that I could get on the air and have a "real" conversation about race and media in the United States boy was I wrong. I now realize America is not...

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What Are You Thinking Chicago Public Schools?

Posted June 16, 2010 | 21:06:22 (EST)

The Chicago Public School (CPS) Board approved a $61,000,000 contract with Compass/Chartwells; several of the companies that sub-contract to make up the minority participation mandates are "pass-thru" companies and brokers. Reggio's Pizza, the only African American manufacturer of any food product for CPS, was kicked off of the contract after...

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The Truth About Race and Helen Thomas

Posted June 8, 2010 | 01:07:37 (EST)

The hypocrisy of America is unreal. Helen Thomas is being crucified by the media for her recent statement in which she said Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Poland and Germany. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not defending her comments, but a...

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Why Elena Kagan Is the Perfect Choice For "We The People"

Posted May 17, 2010 | 12:58:02 (EST)

I have read and listened to many different people give their take on the choice made by President Obama for the Supreme Court of the United States. And, after listening to both Republicans and Democrats, I realized one thing: this is the perfect choice for WE THE PEOPLE!

Elena Kagan's...

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Overhauling the Banking and Financial Institutions

Posted May 5, 2010 | 15:57:23 (EST)

The precipitating event of the financial crisis was the financial collapse or near collapse of several large financial institutions including Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Citibank and Bank of America. The unsophisticated view blames this collapse on exotic financial instruments like credit default swap (CDS), CMO's and other derivatives. In...

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