Tag: African-American

The Media Isn't Shooting People

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The media has a bad rap. Some say that the perception well deserved. As someone who works in the media, I often find myself defending my colleagues in debates with friends and friends of friends. When I read what people say about the media, the excuses I hear sound like broken records. The media perpetuates... Read more »

2nd Congressional District Race:The Fix Is In

2nd Congressional District Race:The Fix Is In
The fix is in regarding the 2nd Congressional District race. The election is roughly three weeks away and the front runner, Robin Kelly, is nowhere to be found. As of today, no debates have been scheduled. Don’t you think that is a little weird? I think the people in my birthplace district deserve a lot... Read more »

Attack ads in the 2nd Congressional distrist race distracts voters from what's really important

Attack ads in the 2nd Congressional distrist race distracts voters from what's really important
A lot of Democrats seem to complain about Republicans for some of the same stuff they do themselves. After the last election cycle, you would  think that the liberals would learn from the epic beating the Republicans took. Wishful thinking on my part I’m sure. I’m from South Shore. That’s within the boundaries of 2nd... Read more »
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Jesse Jr and Sandi Jackson indicted during Black History Month

Jesse Jr and Sandi Jackson indicted during Black History Month
Every time I am in South Shore to visit friends and family, I drive by the corner of 71st and Yates where the joint office of former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandi, former 7th ward alderman were located.  When I see the building still plastered with campaign signs, I turn my nose... Read more »

If you think what Chris Culliver said was bad,go to a Baptist church next Sunday

If you think what Chris Culliver said was bad,go to a Baptist church next Sunday
  “I don’t do the gay guys man, I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.” To most people, the comments made by San Francisco 49ers... Read more »

Ray Lewis: Atlanta mega-church pastor slick or leader of men

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The night the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots, I tuned into my favorite sports talk radio station. I heard the host at the time say that he was sick of the Ray Lewis thing. One person called in to ask why the host did not like Lewis. He said that because he was... Read more »
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Is the Rooney Rule hurting the coaches it was created to help?

Is the Rooney Rule hurting the coaches it was created to help?
Despite winning ten games for the Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith was shut out of seven coaching job available to him in the NFL. Bob Babich (former Bears Defensive Coordinator, who later demoted to linebacker coach) just got the defensive coordinator’s job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Smith interviewed for the Arizona, Philly, and the Buffalo job.... Read more »

A Concerned Citizen:You get what you vote for

Anyone that knows me is very aware that I like to discuss politics. Even when other people don’t want to. Since I have been blogging, I have gone after Democrats and Republicans. National and local. Also, I have been unfriended by people on Facebook. Last week, my wife asked me why I haven’t gotten involved... Read more »

Fanning the Flames since 1978's Top 10 blog posts of 2012

Here is a list of the best blogs I read in 2012: Why Do Black People Reject Conservatism & Rock & Roll?  by Vincent Jackson I liked this blog because it tells the truth about the origins of a musical genre and a political party that black people have roots in. I get weird looks... Read more »
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A list of Fanning the Flames since 1978's favorite articles of 2012

This is a list of my favorite articles I have read this year. Click on the links to see you if agree or not. The David Koschman Case, Chicago Sun-Times by Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin I thought that the investigative reporting staff at the Sun-Times did an excellent job bringing the particulars... Read more »