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Former president George W. Bush was interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC show to be aired on November 8th to challenge the infamous statement made by Kanye West, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”  Bush’s primary agenda was promoting his book “Decision Points” and in doing so, felt it necessary to defend himself […]

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The Ku Klux Klan got spooky beyond all boundaries of humanity in Missouri by lynching an African-American in effigy as a poorly humored stunt for Halloween.  Rick Hoskins put up this “decoration” on his property by touting, “It’s freedom of expression, and my Halloween decoration”, on local television. The racist installation includes a klansman dressed […]

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LeBron James appeared on the CNN program ‘Rick’s List’ on Wednesday night and the NBA superstar said he believes race was a factor in the negative feedback he received after ‘The Decision.’ CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien mentioned that James’s brand and name were ‘tarnished’ because of his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in such […]

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Former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to resign after a blogger posted comments she made to an NAACP audience about race, is unsure about returning to a government job, she said Friday. President Barack Obama told Sherrod he regretted her forced resignation and asked her to consider coming back. He also said […]

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It really doesn’t matter how many speeches President Obama makes on race. The truth is people always look at things in black and white; it’s crazy because this RACE thing has been going on for so long that it’s beaten into us from a young age whether it is voluntary or involuntary. In the case […]

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I am disgusted by the treatment of an unsung American heroine, Shirley Sherrod, at the hands of Fox News and Breitbart.com, a far right web site.  This woman, who has helped countless farmers keep their land, was accused by Fox News of racism based on manipulative editing of a tape of a speech she gave […]

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The big payback, at least that’s what Rush ‘The Penguin’ Limbaugh would have you believe. In his latest right wing rant, the hefty radio show host had this to say about race and his number #1 target, Barack Obama; ‘Well, you know, those people suffered the indignity of slavery, discrimination, segregation and so forth.’ He said […]

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It’s all bout the shoes. It seems in Arizona if your shoes ain’t fly enough or if they look like immigrant shoes you can get locked up. WTF? this law is going to far and legislators trying to explain it just sound ridiculous. How can you determine if somebody is an immigrant based on their […]

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With green eyes and fair skin, people often see me as whiter than the white strips resting on my Puerto Rican flag. However unwanted, this assumption has brought me the inside scoop on a prominent issue within the Latino realm. On the battleground of dark-skinned Latinos versus light-skinned Latinos, I end up leader of the […]

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Without conversations equipped for 21st century issues and conflicts, you never know what is good for us and what is not – and who is racist and who may not be.  The general consensus is that the health care reform proposed by the Democrats is good for Black America – that is, until you look […]

<p>Although Avatar&rsquo;s predicted winning streak has somewhat squelched the fiery debate on whether or not the blockbuster incorporated racist themes in its fairytale narrative, a few eye brows are still raised. There are tons of arguments on what exactly is so racist about the film including the &ldquo;White savior&rdquo; theory, remarking that the main character […]

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    We who come from communities of color face many issues in our daily lives, and the stereotypical image of a white environmentalist buying reusable grocery bags or chaining herself to a tree is hardly one that resonates deeply within us. If we care about our communities, however, we must take a step back and […]