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David L. Horne, PH.D.

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The politics of slanging the language again

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In spite of the pandemic and more idle time...

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Bruce's Beach: The politics of figuring out how to make a past wrong right

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The issue of Bruce's Beach is back...

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The Politics of the U.S. Post Office

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As we locally contemplate the possible closures of the branch post offices in LA...

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The politics of taking the vaccine for COVID-19

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If you want to live, take the vaccine...

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The politics of getting it done when you can

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The bill was reintroduced and voted forward out of the necessary committees and passed...

The politics of re-looking at Marcus Garvey

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Marcus Garvey, and by extension the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League...

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The politics of 21st Century Pan Africanism

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There is a 21st century Pan African Movement afoot...

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The politics of ending the untidy political life of Donald Trump

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Being out of office, yet still flashing a gleaming new office...

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The politics and actuality of leadership

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Jerry Rawlings, you see, was and is the biggest political hero in modern Ghanaian history...

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Opinion: The politics of still trying to slay the dragon

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By this week, I had fully expected to have broken this opioid habit of writing about Donald J. Trump...

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The politics of easing on down the road

Psychopaths can easily also be sociopaths, but rarely is the reverse true

As the clock ticks towards January 20th and a final “good riddance chant”...

The politics of not bemoaning the death of the GOP

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The American Republican Party, a.k.a, the GOP, is dead. Its corpse is..

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The politics of moving on up, again

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I’m exhausted with Trump’s persistent non-perspicacity..

The politics of expecting a rose and getting a toad

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Included in that is our own fault in giving him the benefit of the doubt..

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The Politics of Trump’s continuing theater of the absurd

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In Donald Trump’s presidency, he preyed on people’s need to believe in something...

The politics of let’s let the loser win

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At the outset, let’s be clear: Donald Trump lost the election by over 5.5..

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The politics of fighting until the last out

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Okay, even though certification of all state votes is not in yet, it’s all..

The politics of myth, mistakes and misinformation in the Reparations Movement

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The push toward a viable reparations solution in the United States...

The politics of sure, you’re voting—now what?

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Okay, you’ve been convinced. Voting this time—although it is every time—is..

The continuing politics of presidential mischief in the COVID-19 age

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Okay, two things this week: the continuing odyssey of former General Michael..

The politics of new reparations blood—next stage

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Last Wednesday, Sept. 30, Gov. Newsom of California put new life into the..

The Politics of the Drowning Man

It is a known fact that even those who know how to swim can still..

The politics of African American mayors in 21st Century America

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In the United States, municipal mayors are commonly seen as the elected..

The politics of the COVID-19 virus in the sh**hole countries

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This is not the article I intended to write for this week’s column. I had actually already..

The politics of seeing tangible results of protest

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As animated, sometimes violent protest demonstrations continue in several American..

The Politics of A Cartoon Presidency

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While growing up in Florida, I was a strong aficionado of cartoons, comic books and..

The politics of political clowning for White folks

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As is known by some folks, rapper Kanye West has recently mounted a bid to run for..

The politics of winning hearts and minds, yet losing the presidency

Mark your calendars. The 2020 presidential election will be the last time the Electoral..

The politics of choosing a Black woman VP candidate

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Okay, that part’s over. It’s done. Sen. Kamala Harris has been chosen to be Joe..

The politics of handicapping the 2020 Democratic Party VP pick

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Without a doubt, politically these are very heady times for significant African-American..

The politics of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa part II

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A few weeks ago, this column looked at the spread of the COVID-19 virus in..

The politics of going back to school amid the pandemic

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There’s something perniciously debilitating about arrogant behavior..

Politics of revoking titles of American military bases with Confederate names

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In the midst of the daily goulash that emanates from the Trump White House, one of..

The politics of voting by mail in November 2020

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Okay, a couple of things out front: most of us are convinced the Republicans, writ..

The politics of keeping it moving!

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This weekend, many in the African-American community will once again celebrate..

The Politics of Defunding the Police

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This is not a criticism or knock on Black Lives Matter. I'm down with BLM. The group..

The politics of recognizing the freedom being fought for

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Just to be clear, freedom and liberty require responsibility and..

The Politics of not raising the level of our political sophistication

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Last week there was a brief but very loud outcry from several members of ..

The politics of studying slave reparations in California

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The peripatetic state legislator, Dr. Shirley Weber, has just scored another major..

The politics of the virus and binary choices

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To the Chinese, this is the Year of the Rat. To the rest of us, this is the year of..

The politics of Cuba, Africa and the coronavirus

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Just this week, the virus has been announced in all African countries but..

The Politics of Nancy Pelosi Becoming First Female POTUS

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With mass rallies not now a possibility given the state of the..

The politics of not learning from epidemic history

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The coronavirus is not the first pandemic the USA and the world have..

The Politics of Epidemics and Pandemics

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Last week, this column said number 45 was..

The politics of declaring martial law

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In a way, the jig is up. Clearly, the Trump administration has shown..

The politics of fooling ole Black folks

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There is a new book just out called, “Coming Home: How Black Americans..

The politics of Black athletic supremacy

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Serena Williams (Mrs. Alexis Ohanian), last Saturday was voted..

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The politics of Field Order 15

As Union soldiers advanced through the South, tens of thousands of hopeful former slaves..

The politics of Field Order 15

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As Union soldiers advanced through the South, tens of thousands of...

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The politics of semantic arrogance

‘Opinions are opinions, and facts are just that. Anybody and everybody are entitled to their own opinions, but nobody is entitled to make up their own facts.’

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