There has been much ado about the very public feud television commentator, Tavis Smiley, is having with civil rights activist, Al Sharpton, over Tavis' criticism of black leadership purportedly saying that President Barack Obama doesn't need a "black agenda" after recently visiting the White House.
The undeniable fact is that President Obama has gotten a racial pass from blacks. This tormenting fact ignited brief finger pointing between the Reverend Al Sharpton and talk show host Tavis Smiley. It’s hardly the first time that blacks publicly and more often privately have wrung their hands over Obama’s absolute unwillingness to say and do more for blacks.
ReelUrbanNews.com sat down with nationally recognized political analyst, Dr. Earl Hutchinson, hours following the release of the insensitive remarks made by Democratic Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid in the newly published book, Game Change. Hutchinson believes Reid’s remarks are par for the course and not at all shocking.
As the dust settles on 2009, we are still suffering the highest unemployment, highest foreclosures, the worst schools, and poorest healthcare. How are we to leverage the "Age of Obama" to improve our situation?
When they arrived at the Secret Service checkpoint without a printed invitation, they were not detained nor were they scrutinized. No telephone calls were necessary; no further inquiries were needed; just white skin, blonde hair and a Pepsodent smile. Had this occurred at any airport in the country, the Salahi’s would have never made it past the first security checkpoint.
The moment of truth for health care is at hand, and the distortion that perhaps gets the most traction is this: Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama puts it, President Obama's plans amount to "the first step in destroying the best health care system the world has ever known."