Friday, March 19, 2010

African American Social Commentary from TheGrio - 3/19/10

  • Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Author and Finance Professor at Syracuse University

    11-year-old caught in the middle of health reform mudslinging

    3:00 PM on 03/19/2010

    OPINION - Marcelas Owens' story can bring realism and relevance to a debate that has been about posturing, bickering and mid-term elections...

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  • Rani G Whitfield

    Rani G Whitfield

    The Hip Hop Doctor

    Colorectal cancer doesn't discriminate

    8:14 AM on 03/19/2010

    OPINION - African-Americans are less likely to receive CRC screenings, especially if they are uninsured...

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  • Suzanne Rust

    Suzanne Rust

    Book critic

    An 'Immortal Life': How one woman's cells helped cure a generation

    11:31 AM on 03/18/2010

    REVIEW - The cells of a poor black woman from Clover, Virginia, a descendant of free slaves, led to major breakthroughs in everything from polio to Parkinson's...

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  • Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Dr. Boyce Watkins

    Author and Finance Professor at Syracuse University

    Presidential disrespect goes prime-time in Obama's Fox interview

    11:22 AM on 03/18/2010

    OPINION - Republicans should realize that when they disrespect the presidency, they are disrespecting themselves...

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  • Marcus Vanderberg

    Marcus Vanderberg

    Sports and social commentator

    Baller-in-chief: Obama's 'March Madness' bracket scores well

    8:16 AM on 03/18/2010

    OPINION - As much as I would have loved to see the president go out on a limb and pick the Baylor Bears to win it all, it's hard to argue against the Jayhawks...

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  • Karen Finney

    Karen Finney

    Political analyst

    Conservatives use abortion issue to court African-Americans

    8:09 AM on 03/18/2010

    OPINION - Conservative shock and awe tactics from anti-choice groups are a desperate attempt to win over voters and obscure the harsh realities that black women face...

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  • Rashod D. Ollison

    Rashod D. Ollison

    Cultural Critic

    Will Michael Jackson's new music be a thriller for fans?

    9:00 AM on 03/17/2010

    OPINION - Would he have done something different? Did he mean for that note to be there? Would he have approved this final mix?...

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