Tag Archives: america

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: Do As I Say – Not As I Do

    Dec 16, 14 by riversteff 2 Comments


    *Ten-year-old top-secret files that became unclassified confirm the CIA tortured suspected terrorists in their custody. These interrogation techniques were supposed to force prisoners to spill secret plots against the United States. The trouble is it’s against CIA policy to torture prisoners. And what’s worse, no worthwhile information was obtained through the torture tactics. Maybe the […]

  • Checking Bigot Donald Sterling: NBA/Elgin Baylor Got It Right-Clipper Players Got It Wrong

    Apr 29, 14 by Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D. 10 Comments


    *The National Basketball Association (aka the NBA) has been turned topsy-turvy over a leaked taped conversation between 80 year old Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald (Tokowitz) Sterling, and his 31 year old concubine, Vanessa Stiviano, that gave a shocking insight to the depth of Sterling’s racial views—specifically towards African Americans. The audio tape where you […]

  • The Journal of Steffanie Rivers: The Consequences of Their Actions

    Mar 11, 14 by riversteff 3 Comments


    Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking advantage of a weak spot in Ukrain. Three weeks ago Ukraine’s president was kicked out of office over allegations of corruption. Now Putin and his Russian military have taken over key parts of Ukraine and probably will try to take over the whole country unless Ukrain starts defending itself. […]

  • Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Why America Refuses to Face Up to its Slave Past

    Mar 8, 14 by EurPublisher 5 Comments


    *This news item shocked some. Two unnamed Academy members said they picked “12 Years a Slave” as their choice for best picture of the year. It subsequently got the award. The shock, though, was that the unnamed members candidly admitted that they did not see the film. They minced no words why. It was just […]

  • Between the Lines: America’s God Complex: What’s In A Name?

    Aug 15, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Much ado has been made about religion in America in the 21st Century. I think we can agree that the church ain’t always religion and some religion damn sure ain’t spirituality. A person’s relationship with God is personal and reflective of their own spiritual perspective. Perspective can be a relative proposition and “designer spirituality” is […]

  • LeVar Burton’s Guide to NOT Getting Shot by the Cops (Watch)

    Jul 3, 13 by PJ 2 Comments


    *Even though he’s definitely in the good guy category, former “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton, still has a fear of being mistreated by police because of his skin color. On Monday Burton told CNN that he has a routine he follows to avoid a potentially deadly altercation any time the police stops him. He removes […]