Black Americans and Obama

At the risk of having my opinion dismissed again as “garbage,” I am going to give you my two cents worth on the complaints some black Americans  have against President Obama. Of course President Obama did not meet the expectations of all black Americans.  There may even be some justice in accusations that his administration […]
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A Truly Great First Lady

As  the first black First Lady, Michelle Obama held the aspirations of a nation in her hands. Her challenge: Be a lady yet be a force for dramatic and benevolent change. And raise two young daughters under relentless scrutiny while doing that. One misstep could have caused irreparable damage to the entire African American community. […]
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The Obama Legacy

  I suppose it’s flattering that President Obama is being blamed for failing to prevent the Saudis from beheading that Iranian cleric. The accusation seems to presuppose some kind of supernatural power. President Obama tries, he really tries, to right the wrongs of the world. But even the president of the United States can only do so much. I imagine […]
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Making a Difference

Sometimes I get downhearted. I ask myself what’s the use? The rich get richer and the poor get children no matter what anyone does. This bad ol’ world just isn’t going to change, etc., etc. … Take President Obama, America’s first black president, the symbol of hope for a racially divided world. Talk about high […]
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