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The New York Times recently noted that Tuesday of this week will mark the five year anniversary since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a case. Not only has Justice Thomas not spoken at all while hearing court arguments for the past five years; Thomas has also spent this lengthy period of silence "leaning back in his chair, staring at the ceiling, rubbing his eyes, whispering to Justice Stephen G. Breyer, consulting papers and looking a little irritated and a little bored." (Read more @ Black Voices)
I had a conversation with a friend on Sunday about black folks not holding each other accountable for their actions but we expect our children to be adults during their children hood. Hell it is hard for them to act as adults when they are teenagers because by this time they have seen the way we do. So who are they following? You probably don’t get it, well I stopped by to tell you they are following us.
Many of us talk a good game one on one or in the backroom but when it comes time to say what needs to be said in all the right places, we get amnesia. Well not I. And then when I say certain things, certain folks get ignant on me talking about I should use the word “I.” We have been so brainwashed that we feel comfortable talking about ignant mess but when it comes time to talk about serious issues we take the high road and get silent.
Well my friends, "I Have No Permanent Friends, No Permanent Enemies Only Permanent Interest!!" And “At the end of the day, it is not our enemies we remember, but the silence of our friends!” Dr. Martin L. King
Bishop Eddie Long Update: Trial Date Now Set for Next Summer – Source BlackVoices
Long’s allegations of hypocrisy are also quite telling in light of the some other things going on around the country. Pastor Cedric Miller of New Jersey was found to have had a four-way affair with his wife and male assistant after condemning his congregation for using Facebook. Bishop Steven Arnold in Little Rock, Arkansas was asked to resign after it was revealed that he’d had an affair with the wife of a young man he was mentoring. It seems that 2010 has become the year of exposing corrupt pastors in African American churches, so perhaps this represents a new day in the black church community.
Dr. Cornel West apparently has a bone to pick with President Barack Obama. Over time, the good Dr. West has become increasingly vocal in his critique of Obama, and even went as far as to say that Obama treated him "like a cub scout" when he allegedly refused to address West’s concerns about the administration’s behavior: (Source: BlackVoices)
When I first heard about Kesha Rogers, the Democratic Nominee for Congress out of the 22nd District of Texas, I could hardly believe my ears and eyes. Rogers, a black woman, wants to impeach the first black president of the United States. I took a visit to Rogers’ website, seeking to determine the precise nature of her platforms and to determine if she was another Alvin Greene, an apparent "negro for hire," whom I believe was used to undermine African American causes, and to my surprise, she actually makes a little bit of sense. (Read more @ Black Voices)
Note: She is just simply ignant.