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Social Consciousness in Green; Our Survival Depends on It!

Posted October 11, 2011 | 11:08:48 (EST)

This piece was co-authored by Ollie Oelofse, Founder and CEO of True North Bridged Technologies, Inc.

More than participating in "Going Green" initiatives around the globe, or becoming a member of an elite clique of high minded Green Revolutionaries who now-more-than-ever proactively engage in sustainable capitalism, the crisis we face...

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Harold Ford Has a Caribbean American Dilemma, and a Trip to Haiti Won't Cut It

Posted January 14, 2010 | 16:11:32 (EST)

The Reverend Al Sharpton's VIP invite to former Rep. Harold Ford to join him on a rescue mission trip to Haiti on Martin Luther King Day may make Ford feel he can work his way into the hearts of African American voters in New York State, but Harold Ford better...

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America's New Face of Terrorism

Posted January 4, 2010 | 10:10:12 (EST)

Newsweek unveiled the newest face of Terrorism this week -- the young black man. If you are an African-American parent, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab looks no differently than your son. Donning a black scully, wearing a somewhat oversized dark blue Nike jacket with a sporty Hip-hop flair, the Nigerian-born terrorist...

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Childhood Christmas Wonder Reborn in a Place You'd Never Guess (Hint: They're Too Big to Fail, Too)

Posted December 28, 2009 | 05:40:50 (EST)

It was Christmas Eve, and like any shopping Mall the day before Christmas, it was bustling in this big style metropolis. Last minute shoppers from every part of the world jammed at a pace certainly connoting time was of the essence before the 25th. Fanciful parades of artfully decorated trees...

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A Holiday Focus on Inspirational Musician Tim Janis

Posted December 8, 2009 | 18:15:34 (EST)

Last July I met Tim Janis. First by e-mail and then by phone, which is, besides Twitter and Facebook, the normal way to meet people today. One morning in his usual, "A pleasant morning to you," cheerful voice, my dear friend Lew Brown of Hartford, Connecticut called and began to...

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The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Posted November 16, 2009 | 12:52:19 (EST)

The 10.2% unemployment rate in the U.S. has the citizenry completely disillusioned and vexed with our government. Despite the “Average Joe/Jane” outrage, a slight fall in jobless claims this month, a number of the unemployed live in neighborhoods with foreclosure signs over their heads. They hang on by their fingernails...

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Can A Christian Learn from Ramadan?

Posted August 24, 2009 | 19:35:23 (EST)

What can Christians learn from Muslims during Ramadan? Is there wisdom that can be obtained from the 30-day fast – one of Islam’s five Pillars?

Searching for articles, essays or thoughts written by Christians about Ramadan, I could not find any substantial writing from a Christian perspective on how Christians...

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The Uninsured Has a Black Face -- White Ambivalence Is Obama's Struggle

Posted August 19, 2009 | 14:53:43 (EST)

Yale University Professor of Psychology, and a highly recognized and award winning research expert on racism, John Dovidio does not feel the ongoing protests, yelling, name calling and Hitler labels by white protesters are hate. Instead, what he sees is a fight by whites desperately struggling to defend and maintain...

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Comic Diva Sheryl Underwood Talks Politics - She's Much More Than a Few Laughs!

Posted August 16, 2009 | 16:49:24 (EST)

Very funny lady Sheryl Underwood exclaims her ideal date for a cold beer is a tripartite experience with the men of her dreams. "Barack Obama, George W. Bush and George Clooney can holla at me for a dream threesome beer any day," Underwood teases. However, with what's going on right...

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White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

Posted August 3, 2009 | 13:26:17 (EST)

Over the last few weeks, it seems no one -- the media, the punditry, social intellectuals and not even African American scholars and activists -- hit the target with a correct analysis about the real issue underscoring the Gates/Crowley incident. Terms or phrases such as, "race," "conversation about/on race," "the...

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The Unteachable Lesson: Can We Learn From Gates and Crowley?

Posted July 25, 2009 | 14:57:23 (EST)

Harvard Professor Henry "Skip" Louis Gates' legacy will not be remembered as the nation's "most famous black scholar." He will be forever remembered by all with a photo of him in handcuffs looking quite pitiful standing helpless inside the doorway of the Cambridge Police Department. Most of America will never...

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Georgia State University Stands Behind a Professor Who Discriminated Against An Arab and Muslim Woman

Posted July 6, 2009 | 12:46:27 (EST)

Behind the tears she shed on CNN this past 4th of July weekend is a brilliant, brave and beautiful 25 year old woman by the name of Slma Shelbayah. A doctoral student in Journalism and guest professor at Georgia State University, it appears the system geared up against her in...

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Governor Sanford Needs an Intervention Before It's Too Late

Posted July 2, 2009 | 11:35:40 (EST)

When I began to write my latest HuffPost piece, I was going to really slam South Carolina "Lovey Govey" Mark Sanford for his stupidity sharing the greatest TMI (too much information) of all time about his affair with Ms. Argentina. When he said God wanted him to stay in his...

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Neda, a Shahida (Martyr) for Freedom

Posted June 23, 2009 | 14:16:14 (EST)

Dear Neda,

I can hear you now. In a low, but determined voice, you tell me how much you love your country and the Persian people. With the enthusiasm typical of your youth, you share what your friends are doing back home to desperately hold on to living their lives...

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The US Senate Apologized for Slavery. But We Ain't Gettin' 40 Acres and a Mule!

Posted June 19, 2009 | 14:53:32 (EST)

A smirk spread across my face when I watched CNN's Wolf Blitzer give the "Breaking News" this week that the U.S. Senate issued a formal apology to African Americans for Slavery and the era of Jim Crow.

It is obvious the election of President Obama helped to usher that...

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Ladies, If Sarah Palin Ever Makes Sense Again on Issues Impacting Women, We Must Move More Quickly to Support Her

Posted June 18, 2009 | 12:51:07 (EST)

For the first time since she has been in the public spotlight, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was able to talk her way into an issue that really resonated with the masses. I watched her interview with Today Show's Matt Lauer. She rambled on in her usual Palinesque I don't really...

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Weapons of Mass Influence - Undermining Terrorism - An Interview With Jerrold M. Post

Posted April 16, 2009 | 18:36:43 (EST)

"And when the White House spokesperson is asked, "When are we going to get Osama bin Laden? I'd have him respond, "Osama who?"
Jerrold M. Post, PhD


When we talk about Terrorism, very little is discussed by the media -- let alone the military...

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My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Posted April 13, 2009 | 15:55:20 (EST)

His intent is to share what his right brain perceives is the most meaningful contextual shift for humanity since the Industrial revolution about 250 years ago. Since the shift, the Sustainability Revolution, is contextual, and much of what we think, feel and do is changing fundamentally.

The economic context shift...

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So What If Obama Bowed? HALAS!

Posted April 12, 2009 | 19:03:10 (EST)

Okay so what if President Obama bowed to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the G-20 Summit? Showing respect for the Elder King's position does NOT in any way mean the apocalyptic messages Republican Clerics are screaming over the air waves -- the U.S. is going to turn Muslim and Christianity...

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The Term "Man Caused Disasters" Sounds Weak, but the "War on Terror" Has Always Been Weaker

Posted April 6, 2009 | 12:39:03 (EST)

"The 'war on terror' has had a pernicious impact on American democracy, on America's psyche and on U.S. standing in the world." --Zbigniew Brzezinski

Republican Clerics are at it again. This time they are really mad about the Obama Administration ditching the oxy moronic "War on Terror, Global War...

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