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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 12 June 2008
Inevitably, Sen. Barack Obama’s ascencion as the Democratic nominee for President brought up the not-so-small issue of his “Whiteness.” Up until now Obama, has been characterized for ... read more >>
Anti-Black Attitudes, Alleged Democrats, Black Political Deference and Why I’m Still a Democrat
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 04 June 2008
The short and sweet of it is that the Democratic National Committee’s rules and bylaws committee decided to seat all of Florida and Michigan’s delegates at the convention in August. The ... read more >>
Why I’ll Take $4 a Gallon Over the ‘T&A Tax’ Any Day
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 May 2008
Even if I were willing to overlook and brave the multitudes of stray dogs that roam the streets of Los Angeles day and night, added to the growing number of “cracked and coked out” zombies ... read more >>
Another Sign that Nothing is Sacred Anymore... White Male Earns Title of Morehouse Valedictorian
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 22 May 2008
22-year-old Joshua Packwood of Kansas City, Mo., graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics...from Morehouse College. He is also the class valedictorian. Joshua is following in the ... read more >>
On Hillary "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I’m Stayin’ and You’re Gonna Love Me" Clinton
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 15 May 2008
“I am staying in this race until there is a nominee. I believe I’m the strongest candidate against John McCain and believe I will be the best president among the three of us running,”-Sen. ... read more >>
Repeating History: They Wanted King to Shut Up Too
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 05 May 2008
I refuse to live my life tip toeing around as to avoid making people feel uncomfortable when it comes to race, class, and America’s memory problem when it comes to Blacks. As I said before, ... read more >>
What Would You Do If...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 01 May 2008
One day you got a call from your 87-year-old Grandma, a grandma who is the least political person you know, who is a Jehovah’s Witness, and is just about—no make that, THE nicest and sweetest ... read more >>
Special Order 40 Not the Problem... Just Another Distraction
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 17 April 2008
In case you weren’t aware, sound bytes from politicians and well meaning street corner activists on the evening news don’t end gang violence. Neither do rallies, candle vigils, or press conferences ... read more >>
A Response to Pat Buchanan’s ‘A Brief for Whitey’...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 27 March 2008
Leave it up to Whitey to rewrite history in such a way that favors himself as Blacks greatest savior. And I quote: First, America has been the best country on earth for Black folks. It was here that ... read more >>
The White Man’s Burden is Not the Black Man’s Responsibility
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 20 March 2008
Well I guess on the bright side of things, there should be no more questions about whether or not Senator Barack Obama is a Christian. If you recall, throughout his campaign for the presidency, he’s ... read more >>
Democrats Can and Should Put an End to this Conservative Era
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 March 2008
Is the apparent strength of the Democratic party right now a sign that Americans are becoming more enthusiastic about regulation, redistribution of wealth and other traditional ideas of the left, or ... read more >>
Black Women Deserve Better... Black People Deserve Better
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 March 2008
All this time I thought that, the reason for gay America’s refusal to focus on any other civil rights issue but gay marriage was because of their privilege. But today, it’s clear to me that ... read more >>
My Apology to Charles Knipp for Gay America
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 28 February 2008
At this year’s State of the Black Union, Dick Gregory apologized to President Bill Clinton on behalf of Blacks for our role in allowing Clinton to believe that he was Black. In that same spirit, ... read more >>
Excuse Me But I Didn't Mean to Turn You On
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 24 January 2008
I never cease to be amazed at the excuses we make for our behavior. For example, in the case of R. Kelly...”yeah the girl was underage and he was a grown ass man but she was asking for it.” ... read more >>
Fifteen Will Get You Twenty...
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 20 December 2007
I’m 30, so I can still vaguely remember being 15 years old. And at the risk of revealing more about my past than I want to or care to remember, I’m going to tell you a little bit about me. ... read more >>
'The World's Greatest' Alleged Pedophile: Robert Sylvester Kelly
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 13 December 2007
Work with me here. Suppose you had a teenage daughter and one day you heard from someone that she had sex, willing or otherwise, with a grown man. A man that you have known in the past to have had relationships ... read more >>
Tis' the Season: Buy a Book
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 06 December 2007
On Black Friday while the rest of America was camped outside of Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and their local mall, many in freezing temperatures, I had the good fortune to be first in line at my local ... read more >>
What They're Trying to Feed Us Now:?The Latest Pew Poll on Blacks
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick (Columnist) 29 November 2007
Two weeks ago a poll by the “nonpartisan” Pew Research Center claimed that African Americans saw a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor Blacks, and that nearly four-in-ten ... read more >>
On Lynching, Representing, and What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 25 October 2007
I am a reasonable person. I can laugh when it’s funny and cry when it’s not. I’m not extra sensitive about every little thing and I can take a joke.However, after mulling over the photo ... read more >>
Jiggaboo's and Wannabe's Revisited: Light-Skinned Only
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 18 October 2007
The “Light Skin Libra Birthday Bash” which was to take place at Detroit’s Club APT on Woodward Avenue was the brainchild of a Detroit DJ and party promoter. The party was intended ... read more >>
Black People... Where are Our Priorities?
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 09 August 2007
Dogfighting vs. 14 Counts of Child Porn I have always believed that there are two kinds of people in this world, those that get it and those that don't. I have carefully watched the media try ... read more >>
Emergency Health Services for the Underserved vs. Paris Hilton and Sheriff Baca
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 27 June 2007
I didn’t give it any thought when my boss asked me to attend the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on his behalf to discuss the possible closure of King-Drew—-no I’m ... read more >>
Why I Won't Be Moving Next Door to Rapper Cam'ron
Written by Jasmyne A. Cannick 03 May 2007
Now I can understand wanting to keep your distance from the police. Not a problem, I know there continues to be questionable issues with the police and Blacks. But I draw the line at using a "code ... read more >>

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