Straight Up! No Chaser!

A Commentary Series by​ Tonya Crew, JD

Our Story, It’s in the Telling

I recently attended a screening of Quentin Tarantino’s new film release, Django, Unchained, “the D is silent”. This movie opened to quite a bit of controversy, and movie-maker Spike Lee made his critique loud and proud, and of course I am paraphrasing, but he will not see it and he does not like what he’s heard of it.

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Crabs in a Barrel

My father had a theory about Black folks. Part of that theory was the crabs in the barrel story. But he added, there are four kinds of black people: the opportunists, the idealists, the beaters, and the invisibles. He never used these terms; he was a simple man and street smart far beyond his fifth-grade education…

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What’s Wrong with America… Americans?

After the debt crisis debate, the S & P downgrade and now the market slide, I don’t know what’s wrong with America. This is not the same country I grew up in – the character of the place has changed. The collective consciousness was to leave our children better off than we were. And quite frankly, it’s the idea…

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Contemporary Patriots

Contemporary Patriots

Before the ink could dry on my first comments regarding the Democratic National Convention, Mitt Romney forced me to change the dialogue. After the DNC, several things changed in this critical and quite major political race. Democrats found their enthusiasm.

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