Posts Tagged ‘barack obama’

Re-visiting 2015 When President Barack Obama Used the N- word

Monday, January 4th, 2016

by H.Lewis Smith

Early last summer during a WTF podcast interview by Marc Maron, to illustrate a point he was making about racism, President Obama dropped the incendiary n-word (n**ger). As a result of the Charleston church killings, Obama was compelled to address the issue of racism; unfortunately, a maelstrom over his use of the n-word ensued overshadowing anything he had to say about racial matters. It’s most unfortunate… Continue reading


Thursday, January 17th, 2013

by Eric Wattree

Eric Wattree

The sentiments expressed here, and in the linked article below, have a lot to do with my aggressive criticism of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. They and their critics insist that anyone who objects to their behavior is merely upset because they’re criticizing Barack Obama, but when… Continue reading

So..Words Do Matter Huh?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

By Iris (Bronxstar) Mack
This week we have again witnessed what the power of one galvanized with the approval of many can still accomplish in America.

Iris (Bronxstar) Mack

Ms. Fluke who is a white woman, was called a “slut and a prostitute” on a national radio broadcasted show and rebroadcast for shock value… Continue reading

Dr. Boyce Watkins Announces His Withdrawal from Cornel West Controversy

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

by Eric L. Wattree

Eric L. Wattree

In the recent video, “Dr. Boyce: My Two Cents on Michael Eric Dyson,” released on Black Like Moi!, Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University announced his retirement from the Dr. Cornel West controversies. In the announcement Boyce indicated that “this battle between black scholars was… Continue reading

President Obama’s Mission Impossible

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

by H. Lewis Smith

President Barack Obama

Upon Barack Obama’s election to President of the United States, euphoria, jubilation and an aura of disbelief simultaneously enveloped the Black African-American community. Perhaps, it could even be said that many saw him as a Messiah and the primary power-holder to make life and living better… Continue reading

Is the Attack on Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Article Criticizing Prof. Cornel West Due to Male Academic Cronyism?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

by Eric L. Wattree

Eric L. Wattree

It is a curious yet instructive phenomenon watching Black male academics rush to the defense of Dr. Cornel West after he called President Obama a “Black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs.” They also stood by when West went on to say that “Obama has a… Continue reading