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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Don’t Be The Next El Chapo’

Don’t Be The Next El Chapo   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Last week Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s most notorious drug lord, was sentenced to life in prison. The conviction marked the ending of El Chapo’s nearly 3 decades run in the so-called “game.” After the sentencing hearing the U. S. Attorney who prosecuted the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Black Like Me’

Black Like Me   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   The other day I ran across a television news story about a police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that once allowed it’s white narcotics officers to work undercover while wearing makeup that made them appear to be Black. Needless to say, once the photos surfaced, the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Slavery By Another Name’

Slavery By Another Name   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   This Friday we’re going to find out just how much Donald Trump enjoys the idea of making people slaves. That is when he threatens to shut the government back down (once again stopping the paychecks of his subordinates), if the House of Representatives doesn’t come up…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘It Is What It Is’

It Is What It Is   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Right now, I’m supposed to be angry. Let the national media tell it, I should be boiling over with rage at the fact that Liam Neeson, the popular actor from the “Taken” movie franchise, admitted to having a strong desire to kill a Black man, any Black…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Riding With The Enemy One Last Time'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Riding With The Enemy One Last Time’

Riding With The Enemy One Last Time   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I am not a fan of the New England Patriots. I don’t know if it’s because they were caught cheating some years back (“spygate” followed by “deflategate”), because they represent Boston or because their quarterback, Tom Brady, likes to sport Make America Great…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Doing The Monkey For The Super Bowl'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Doing The Monkey For The Super Bowl’

Doing The Monkey For The Super Bowl   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Thirsty. That is the first word that popped into my mind when I heard that rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, along with legendary singer Gladys Knight, agreed to perform in the Super Bowl next Sunday. After all of the controversy over the last two…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'One Man’s Fight To Clear His Name'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘One Man’s Fight To Clear His Name’

One Man’s Fight To Clear His Name   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Nesly Loute wants the world to know that he’s not a criminal. To prove his truth he points to the upstanding life he lived from the time he migrated to the United States from Haiti. Since arriving here in 1990, Loute built a reputation…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Justice Finally Served'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Justice Finally Served’

Justice Finally Served   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Last Friday, Florida Governor Ron Desantis made the surprise decision to posthumously pardon 4 Black men who were accused of raping a white woman in the small town of Groveland during the summer of 1949. While the gesture doesn’t do much for the men (all of whom…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'They Got What They Wanted'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They Got What They Wanted’

They Got What They Wanted   BY CLARENCE BARR, II     When Donald Trump was elected to the presidency a little more than two years ago I vividly recall a number of his supporters, many of whom were federal employees, rejoicing and basking in the glow of the unexpected victory. The man, who they viewed as…

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