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Monday
Sep272010

Guest Post: Reform School Versus School Reform (Rant)

By Adeshola Blue

According to Wikipedia: "A reform school in the United States was a term used to define, often somewhat euphemistically, what was often essentially a penal institution for boys, generally teenagers."

So what is the inverse of this term, aka "school reform?" A penal institution for teachers who work at schools? Or a penal institution for children who don't have the money to afford private school?

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Monday
Sep272010

President Obama: The Man With No One to Hug

Sammy? Nixon! OMG, you two! Again? Get a room!Last week, I was chatting with an ex-White House staffer at lunch in Georgetown about President Obama and the midterm elections. I was talking, with horror, about how if/when the Republicans take back Congress, America can look forward to at least two years of gridlock, of nothing getting done, of government shutdowns, of political show offs and potential pointless investigations against the President in order to roust him from office.

Meaning -- 1994 all over again.

Which made me think of former President Bill Clinton and how Barack Obama can't use the last Democratic President's patented coping technique -- hugging it out with Negroes.

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Monday
Sep272010

CNN's Don Lemon Admits Being Victim of Sexual Abuse In Midst of Bishop Eddie Long Controversy

CNN's Don LemonIn a rare, revealing moment on television, CNN's Don Lemon admitted for the first time in public that he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. While conducting a televised discussion with a group of Bishop Eddie Long supporters Saturday, Lemon recalled abuse that started when he was six-years-old. As reported on Richard Prince's Journal-ism's blog for the Maynard Institute, Lemon said he hid the secret of his abuse until he was 30 years old because of shame.

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