Month: August 2016

Kaepernick’s Fearless Duane Thomas Stance

By Michael August 30, 2016 Off

Colin Kaepernick,28 years of age and entering his third year in the National Football League, has the league standing on its ear. Practically every player, including some of his fellow San Francisco 49ers, is speaking out against his intentional failure to stand during the playing of the National Anthem. Kaepernick has vowed to sit during the playing of the National Anthem at the beginning of each of his team’s football games. read more

Green Party Demand U S Cut Aid To Saudis

By Michael August 29, 2016 Off

The Green Party, sensing that Jill Stein has positioned herself to be a serious contender for the presidency, has issued a statement demanding that the “U. S. cut aid to the Saudis,” said Robin Laverne Wilson, the Green Party nominee for the U. S. Senate seat currently held by Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schumer (D, New York). Wilson said, “the U. S. should use intense diplomatic pressure to halt the Saudis’ war in Yemen.” read more

Jill Stein Poised To Win Or Spoil It!

By Michael August 29, 2016 Off

Jill Stein is poised to spoil or win the 2016 election for president of the United States. Last week Stein’s campaign released data showing that she has successfully gained access to 37 of the nation’s 50 state ballots.

Ballot access is automatically given to the nominees of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. In order for an Independent or other political party to be listed on the ballot in each of the states, they must secure a predetermined number of signatures on a petition requesting to be placed on the ballot. read more

Harvey Going Beyond The Law

By Michael August 27, 2016 Off

Finally, I’m going beyond the law. I’ve being trying to redefine myself since that morning in 2003 when I closed my law practice. The moment I locked an empty law office door behind me, I instantly felt different. I  felt the weight of other people’s problems literally fall from my shoulders. They crashed and sank into the carpet outside of Suite 710 at 230 Peachtree Street. It was liberating. read more

Who Is Blacker, Trump Or Clinton?

By Michael August 27, 2016 Off

I’ve  seen a lot of politics in my time. But this week has to take the cake. I’ve never seen two  candidates for the office of president play the “I am blacker than you card.” A summary of the past week comes down to Donald Trump trying to prove to white people that he is blacker than Hillary Clinton. While Clinton puts on a good display of her own to prove that she is indeed blacker than Trump. read more

What Do Black People Really Have To Lose?

By Michael August 24, 2016 Off

What do Black people really have to lose?

This may very well go down in history as the most profound question of the 2016 presidential election cycle, at least as relates to the nation’s darker citizens.

This seemingly simple question has stirred the anger of yet another non-white group, primarily the Black professional class. Black professionals have taken Republican nominee Donald Trump to task for asking the African American community for an opportunity to prove that he could solve many of the economic and crime problems that plague their community. read more

Stein Calls Flood Relief Unfair and Uneven

By Michael August 24, 2016 Off

Jill Stein, following a tour of Denham Springs, Louisiana this week, said she witnessed first hand the unfair and uneven flood relief efforts.

Stein’s remarks were made during a Tuesday, August 23rd press conference at the National Press Club in the District of Columbia.

Denham Springs, Louisiana population of roughly 10,000 people was hit hard by the recent flooding. However, Stein said she did not see any evidence of a recovery effort in the Black section of Denham Springs that she toured. read more

An Explosion of Violence near Tuskegee U

By Michael August 20, 2016 Off

Why is there so much recent violence near the campus of Tuskegee University?

Forty-six years ago today, I set foot on this historic campus in pursuit of a degree in political science. I can’t recall anyone dying from gunshot wounds during my three years on campus. I can’t recall a single student fight. There may have been some down on the football field during pre-season drills, but no altercations between students or between a non-student and a student. read more

Tuskegee Board Should Fire Prez Today!

By Michael August 16, 2016 Off

EDITORIAL, Let me be clear, Tuskegee University’s Board of Trustees should fire President Brian Johnson, today, preferably before the sun goes down, or depending upon where you are in the world, before it comes up.

Over the course of the past several years, I have written a series of news stories about the misadventures of Dr. Brian Johnson’s tenure at the helm of Tuskegee University. Although those stories were factual accounts of events at the university, members of the alumni and some student leaders discounted the factual basis of the articles and treated them as if they were opinion pieces. read more

I’ll Vote For Jill If You Will Campaign

By Michael August 15, 2016 Off

Is a vote for Jill Stein really a vote for Donald Trump? Democratic operatives want you to believe that it is. However, as public fear grows that a third party run could unwittingly give Trump a pathway to victory,John Rachel, a Stein supporter, created an “I’ll vote for Jill if you will” campaign. read more