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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Clap For ‘Em’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Clap For ‘Em’

Clap For ‘Em BY CLARENCE BARR, II I am a firm believer in giving people props when they reach personal milestones. This is mainly due to my understanding of the kind of effort it normally takes to obtain what you want out of life. With that being the case, I’ve decided to dedicate this column…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Worse Is  Yet To Come’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Worse Is Yet To Come’

The Worse Is Yet To Come BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Since the presidential inauguration I’ve tried my best to write about anything other than the madness of Donald Trump’s presidency. But it has proven to be an effort in futility because trying to avoid a current topic that doesn’t, somehow, loop back to the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Brady Gets One For The Thumb’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Brady Gets One For The Thumb’

Brady Gets One For The Thumb  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Well, here we are, Super Bowl weekend. It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the return of the football season. And now it’s over already. This year’s contest pits the Atlanta Falcons against the New England Patriots. And the question everyone wants…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Be Careful Baby Girl’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Be Careful Baby Girl’

  Be Careful Baby Girl  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   As a parent you never reach the point where you relinquish your job of protecting your child. Even after they grow into adulthood you still often find the need to help keep them out of harm’s way. After all, for humans, being there for our…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Another Super Hero Let Down’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Another Super Hero Let Down’

Another Super Hero Let Down  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It is a terrible thing when you lose respect for someone you once admired. The level of disappointment you feel after witnessing your hero engage in shady behavior is only matched by the amount of anger that comes over you after the realization sets in…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Are You Ready For Tomorrow’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Are You Ready For Tomorrow’

Are You Ready For Tomorrow BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Picture this scenario for a minute. You call Uber for a ride and a car shows up to your door in five minutes. When you step into the vehicle you discover that there is no driver. Instead of telling someone where to take you, you…

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The Thrill Is Gone  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   72 hours. That is roughly how much time we have left before we say farewell to, what can arguably be considered, one of the greatest 8-year stretches in the history of Africans in America. From November of 2008 to right now we were able to witness…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Foot Shuffling At Talladega’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Foot Shuffling At Talladega’

Foot Shuffling At Talladega  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Right now I’m going to give Talladega College President, Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, the benefit of the doubt that he simply didn’t receive the memo. The one stating that 98% of Blacks in the United States want absolutely nothing at all to do with President-Elect Donald…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Black Queen Captured By A White Knight’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Black Queen Captured By A White Knight’

A Black Queen Captured By A White Knight  BY CLARENCE BARR, II When Serena Williams broke the news last week that she was engaged to be married, the announcement ruffled more than a few feathers. It wasn’t only the idea that she was suddenly off the market that had her male admirers’ boxers in a…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Good Riddance To Another Crazy Year’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Good Riddance To Another Crazy Year’

Good Riddance To Another Crazy Year   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It seems like just yesterday that we were bringing in 2016. Now here we are saying goodbye to that 12 month cycle and preparing to ring in another. In sticking with what has become an annual Reality On Ice tradition, I’ve, once again,…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Hell Can Have  Him Later’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Hell Can Have Him Later’

Hell Can Have Him Later   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Next month Dylan Roof, the man responsible for the church massacre in Columbia, S.C., may or may not receive the death penalty. And, personally, I’m hoping that they let him live. This is mainly because I come from a school of thought that believes…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘His Style. Her Wardrobe.’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘His Style. Her Wardrobe.’

His Style. Her Wardrobe.   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I have something to ask that I’m sure will, undoubtedly, be viewed as politically incorrect. The question? Is gay swag part of a new fashion trend for men? I know that, on the surface, this controversial inquiry probably comes off as a diss to the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice’-Still With The Monkey Business’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice’-Still With The Monkey Business’

Still With The Monkey Business   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Two weeks ago, a West Virginia mayor and a county developer were caught up in a controversy after Facebook posts between the two women exposed their inner bigotry. The message, sent by the developer after Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the presidential election, stated…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Reason To Buy More Books’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Reason To Buy More Books’

A Reason To Buy More Books   BY CLARENCE BARR, II                    If you’re reading this column while holding an actual newspaper, and you enjoy the feeling of turning pages, I suggest you savor every second of the experience for all it’s worth because 5 to 10 years from now it will probably be easier…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Freeing Of Tampa Tony’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Freeing Of Tampa Tony’

The Freeing Of Tampa Tony   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Webster Dictionary defines the word life as “the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body.” But, in legal terms, when the letters L-I-F-E precede the word “sentence” it signifies the length of incarceration a person must serve under the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Everything Ain’t For Everybody’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Everything Ain’t For Everybody’

Everything Ain’t For Everybody   BY CLARENCE BARR, II       When I sat down to write this column my plan was to give Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans props for showing his disapproval of a Donald Trump presidency by not standing for the national anthem before last Sunday’s football game against the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Storm Before The Storm’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Storm Before The Storm’

The Storm Before The Storm   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It has been 7 days since the country was stunned by Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the highly controversial 2016 presidential election. And, from the way things are looking, it doesn’t seem like the fallout is anywhere near subsiding. All week…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Grand Dragon-In-Chief’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Grand Dragon-In-Chief’

A Grand Dragon-In-Chief   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Well, it’s official. The thing that I don’t believe anyone saw coming actually happened. America handed the keys to the kingdom to the most despicable man on the planet…. Donald J. Trump. As I’m writing this, I’m still trying to come to terms with the idea…

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