Why Haven’t We Heard More About Jonathan Foster?

I wish the world was a little more “color blind.” [Read more...]

Pretending to be Black?

Did you see this crazy story about a white candidate who pretended to be black?

Dave Wilson is white. But to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district that is predominantly composed of African-American voters, Wilson, a conservative Republican, led voters to believe he was black.

According to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, Wilson’s direct mail campaign included a flier with smiling black faces he says he found on the Internet. “Please vote for our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson,” the accompanying text read.

In another flier, the text said he had been endorsed by Ron Wilson, a popular black former state representative. But the Ron Wilson who endorsed him was Dave’s cousin Ron, not the ex-lawmaker.

“He’s a nice cousin,” Wilson told the network, chuckling. “We played baseball in high school together.”

Nevermind his cousin lives in Bloomfield, Iowa, about 940 miles from Houston.

I think what Wilson was trying to prove was that it’s really hard for some voters to get past the race issue.

It made me think of this Saturday Night Live routine that poked fun at how difficult it would be for President Obama to lose the support of his black supporters.  It’s pretty funny!

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Oprah Gets Called Out!

Oprah Winfrey recently said in a BBC interview that President Obama is disrespected by Americans because of his race. [Read more...]

Sweet Photo of a Dad’s Love

A news anchor of Oakland, California’s Frank Somerville recently gave viewers a glimpse of his normal life, off the television set.  This photo of him taking the braids out of his daughter’s hair got an overwhelming response.

So for those of you who think tv can be glamorous, this is how i spent my morning, learning how to take out my daughter’s braids. It takes a long time and a lot of patience!

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White Republicans Raising Black Children

Here we are at an Alabama book signing, where Naomi was more interested in playing with Tripp than posing for a photo!

I’ve met many of you at book signings I’ve done with my co-writer Nancy French.   A few months ago, I was in Washington, DC where we were signing copies of “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.” (Have you bought your copy?!) It just so happened that CPAC was going on down the street, so we also attended some of those functions.

My mom delivered an amazing speech, Occupy Wall Street tried to interrupt her talk, and reporters were everywhere.  (In other words, it was a lot of fun!) However, the Huffington Post posted video of Nancy and her family between the speeches.  Immediately, there were over a thousand very hateful comments.  Why?

Nancy and her husband David have three kids – two who are her biological kids and one she adopted from Ethiopia.  Believe it or not, the liberal HuffPo readers were angry that Nancy – a Republican – would raise a black child.

Angry yet?  Read her article called “I Am a White Republican Raising a Black Child: Deal with It” and let me know what you think!

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