It’s been an interesting week. I’ve had very long days at work getting my clients ready for the holidays, plus finals for my son, finding time to go car shopping with him, and do all my Hanukkah shopping. I love this time of year, but find I am so tired that my patience is...
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Tag: African Americans
December 21, 2011 | 2:53 pm
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July 31, 2008 | 7:01 pm
I received some fan mail two weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to indulge. It was from George Brooks, an African-American minister from Tennessee who has been leading a campaign against the re-election of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, the only white congressman from a predominantly black...
July 17, 2008 | 12:44 am
I’m not Rodney Dangerfield, but I’ll admit that from my friends I get no respect. It took me a few painful teenage years to learn how to get people to laugh with me and not at me, or at least how to convince myself otherwise. My wife, God bless her, embraces this tradition and has...
July 10, 2008 | 2:00 am
Of course the inestimable (gulp) Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized today for the remarks about Barack Obama that can be seen in the video above. It’s called backtracking. But it doesn’t change the fact that he said Obama has been “talking down to black people on this faith based” and that Jackson wants “to cut his nuts off.”
May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm
With his election as mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa now has the chance to deliver on the coalition approach he offered to the voters in the recent campaign. If he succeeds, Los Angeles government may start to find solutions to problems that have previously seemed intractable. If he...
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The High Holidays are a time Jews reserve for themselves. They don't seek the approval or participation of gentiles. What if African Americans stopped trying to get white people to celebrate with us and recognized that we have been essential in making this nation?
As a black...
October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm
Since August, all of us have been the targets of television advertisements supporting and opposing Proposition 38. No doubt proponents of the initiative will be quick to use the results of a recent Harvard University study that found an improvement in academic achievement of some...