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Iowa 2016: America’s heartland

 Iowa is known as America’s heartland. In 11 months time, the quiet Midwestern state will once again become the focus of the nation as the search for the next U.S. president begins. Iowa has been the first state in the presidential nominating process since 1972, a tradition it takes pride in and one that makes […] Continue reading →

The #RaceTogether campaign provides “Race Relations Reality Check” questionnaire

Starbucks Survey: How Racist Are You? A full page newspaper advertisement procured by coffee chain Starbucks asks, “Where do you stand?” on race relations, while providing readers with a racially-charged survey checklist.  The ad, which appeared in Friday’s copy of USA Today, is part of the coffee company’s #RaceTogether initiative, an effort to influence customers’ […] Continue reading →

Coffee, Tea, or a Frank Discussion on Race?

Jonah Goldberg,   Starbucks is easy to make fun of on its best days, what with the pretentious names for everyday items, never mind the ridiculously high prices for those same everyday items. Even the cashiers have fancy monikers — “barista.” The snootiness is by design, of course. And you can make fun of it all […] Continue reading →

Rapper Azealia Banks: I Hate White Americans

“I hate everything about this country,” she said. “Like, I hate fat, white Americans.” Rapper Azealia Banks hates “white Americans” and everything about the U.S.  In a recent interview with Playboy, the 23-year-old Harlem rapper said she wanted to leave the U.S. because America is blatantly racist. “I hate everything about this country,” she said. […] Continue reading →

Dick Cheney Says President Obama and Eric Holder Have ‘Played the Race Card’

The former vice president has not been shy about leveling criticism against the president. Former Vice President Dick Cheney continues to play his cards against President Obama.  One of the president’s fiercest antagonists over the past six years, Cheney added more fuel to the rhetorical fire this week in an interview with Playboy magazine by accusing […] Continue reading →

The Ferguson Race Shell Game Continues

Stacy Washington,   In the once sleepy bedroom community of Ferguson, Missouri, the protests rage on daily. Not one day of rest or respite from the bongo’s banging, incessant chanting, or incoherent screaming for the beleaguered residents. Most recently two officers were shot as a night of protesting wrapped up, raising the tension level and stakes […] Continue reading →

Kevin Harvick wins again in Phoenix #NASCAR

 AVONDALE, Ariz. — There have been dominant drivers in NASCAR before, seasons where Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson would reel off win after win to break the spirits of the rest of the garage. Dale Earnhardt had stretches where he was unbeatable, Tony Stewart has had his share of hot streaks, and Rusty Wallace had an […] Continue reading →