Tag Archives: United States

Should Tim Scott represent black America?

  Lately I’ve gotten into a Twitter debate with Jamil Smith and his followers because I took exception to him, Adolph Reed and Joy Reid warning Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) against becoming a “token” black after being nominated by South … Continue reading

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Our choice for President…

Obama! That was my reply to a friend who in response to a recent posting, What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda, replied, “our choice for president.” President George W Bush authorized Hamouda’s release and Secretary Condoleeza Rice‘s … Continue reading

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What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda — Updated 1X

    I was looking at the Wikileaks cables [To/From Washington & Embassy Tripoli, 2007-2009] and it appears the late US Ambassador Chris Stevens was aware of Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda. Since his name appears on a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Do You Know the History of Watch Night service?

At a recent community event, an elder taught me the history behind “watch night services.” So much of what we do culturally as African Americans has a poignant historical significance. We must share the history of our enslavement, struggles, culture and … Continue reading

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