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View From Here: Occupy Wall Street

If we take President Obama at his word when he challenged the Congressional Black Caucus to press on for fairness, then the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place across the country are exactly what the president is asking for and needs, a mass movement against financial and political institutions that behave as self-imagined kings and […]Read More

The View From Here: Diallo & DSK – Libya &

The encounter that initiated the charge of rape by Guinea-born hotel maid Naffisatau Diallo against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss Kahn, the subsequent dropping of the charges by District Attorney Cy Vance and the opportunism of NATO in its attack on oil-rich Libya, are all part of the European lustful and proprietary attitude […]Read More

View From Here: Obama Talks Like A Democrat, Walks Like

When we look at President Barack Obama, it is easy to forget that he does not share the psycho-social heritage of the descendents of chattel slavery and that he was raised by white folks.  And while there is nothing wrong with that, his mother was an extraordinary woman herself, it does mean that his psychological […]Read More

View From Here

 President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously told  A. Philip Randolph, president of the Sleeping Car Porters union, that he agreed with Randolph on many thoughts he had about what steps the president should take, but he told him, “You have to make me do it.”  President Barack Obama is in the same office and if there […]Read More

Transformational Seminar Comes to Bedford-Stuyvesant

Expressions such as, “He’s his own worst enemy,” have their basis in the wonders of the human mind and its ability to hide reality and self-awareness.  The Transformational Leadership Summit at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration is an ambitious and creative plan to jump-start positive change in the community by first jump-starting positive change in individuals by making […]Read More

View From Here: In the Debt Ceiling Showdown; Obama May

At a Tea Party rally there is a vendor selling t-shirts saying,  “Yup, I’m a racist”  in patriotic colors.  There is a Republican presidential candidate, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, now leading the polls in Iowa, who signed onto a pledge from an Iowa Christian group that originally said, “Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, […]Read More