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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Reverend Can't Get Right'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Reverend Can’t Get Right’

Reverend Can’t Get Right BY CLARENCE BARR, II The image of the sleazy preacher who can’t wait until he gets his hand inside of your pocket, or who sleeps with as many women in his congregation as possible, has been a staple of Black comedies for decades. Typically, this over-the-top character is an exaggerated version…

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Pastor Hosts Walk This Saturday To Raise Money To Bring Clean Water To  Small African Nation

Pastor Hosts Walk This Saturday To Raise Money To Bring Clean Water To  Small African Nation

  Rev. Darryl Matthews and his wife Jowancia will make their 8th trip to Malawi to help repair wells. By Kenya Woodard Sentinel Feature Writer It’s an image that shook the Rev. Darryl Matthews to his core: people and animals drinking from the same water hole. At that moment on a 2010 mission trip to…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Black Widow In Disguise'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Black Widow In Disguise’

A Black Widow In Disguise BY CLARENCE BARR, II Next week, Aramis Ayala, the first Black elected State Attorney, is going to the Florida Supreme Court. Once there, she’ll request that the highest ranking justices in the state force Florida Governor, Rick Scott, to respect her position as an elected official who has the authority…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Wild Bill Gets Away'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Wild Bill Gets Away’

Wild Bill Gets Away BY CLARENCE BARR, II     Thanks to a deadlocked jury, that led to a mistrial, iconic comedian Bill Cosby isn’t going to prison for rape anytime soon. I can only imagine that this outcome garnered a huge sigh of relief from the popular entertainer, his family and the fans who…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Real Niggas’ Don’t Die'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Real Niggas’ Don’t Die’

‘Real Niggas’ Don’t Die BY CLARENCE BARR, II       The celebration started with more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter of the NBA Finals on Monday night. It began innocently enough with a Golden State Warriors fan sitting near me mockingly singing the tune, “NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH….NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH….HEY-HEY-HEY….GOODBYE.” Then, as the clock ticked closer…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Snake Is Always A Snake'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Snake Is Always A Snake’

A Snake Is Always A Snake BY CLARENCE BARR, II      James Comey is a chump. That is the conclusion I came to about the former F.B.I. Director after I watched him testify during a congressional hearing last week.       While everyone else was viewing him as some sort of hero, whose explosive…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Feeling Of Numbness'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Feeling Of Numbness’

A Feeling Of Numbness BY CLARENCE BARR, II Over the last several weeks three, alleged, terrorist attacks in England and a workplace shooting in Orlando have taken place. And, to be honest, I haven’t lost a minute of sleep reflecting on either incident. Fifteen years ago, maybe even seven, stories of such tragedies would have…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Time To Step Your Game Up'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Time To Step Your Game Up’

Time To Step  Your Game Up BY CLARENCE BARR, II If you’re reading this right now, chances are, within the next decade your job may be in jeopardy. This is mainly because, according to experts in the technological field, advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are rapidly making occupations that once exclusively relied on the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Let The Babies Live’

Let The Babies Live BY CLARENCE BARR, II I love kids. This is why it always brings my spirit down when I hear stories about them being abused or murdered. This type of despair came over me after reading an account of how 8-month-old Zaynah Voss lost her life.  According to a coroner’s report, her…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Problem With Rompers'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Problem With Rompers’

A Problem With Rompers BY CLARENCE BARR, II I guess they’re never going to give up. In the fashion world’s never ending quest to feminize the male sex, they’ve recently introduced a new weapon to its arsenal…. Rompers for men. I don’t know whose idea it was to make a male version of the one-piece…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Mary Mcleod Would Be Ashamed'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Mary Mcleod Would Be Ashamed’

Mary Mcleod Would Be Ashamed BY CLARENCE BARR, II I have a question. When exactly did boot-licking become a job requirement for the position of president of an H.B.C.U. (Historically Black College or University)? I ask because, over the last four months, we’ve had two instances where Black college presidents seemed to compromise the integrity…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Stop Being A Pain Freak'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Stop Being A Pain Freak’

Stop Being A Pain Freak BY CLARENCE BARR, II Alton Sterling’s life still doesn’t matter. That was the message the Department of Justice sent to the world when it announced last Thursday that the evidence against the two officers who killed him wasn’t “sufficient” enough to warrant filing charges. I suppose the video of Sterling…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice'-Thank God For Momma'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice’-Thank God For Momma’

Thank God For Momma BY CLARENCE BARR, II For those who question whether or not God exists, I have two words to validate His presence….. Motherly love. That is because only a compassionate omniscient Being would see to it that every female placed on this planet to procreate would be overcome with that emotion the…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Bad Company At The Bottom Of The Barrel'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Bad Company At The Bottom Of The Barrel’

Bad Company At The Bottom Of The Barrel BY CLARENCE BARR, II It just occurred to me that I might be a worse human being than Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Even though the President of the Philippines admitted to killing alleged drug dealers as a way of showing his police officers that he wouldn’t ask them…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Suckers For Trump'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Suckers For Trump’

Suckers For Trump BY CLARENCE BARR, II       In a recent poll 96% of the people who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election said they would do it again in a heartbeat. Despite the alleged corruption scandals hanging over Trump’s Administration, his failures in keeping his campaign promises and the…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice'-Something Just Ain't Right'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice’-Something Just Ain’t Right’

Something Just  Ain’t Right BY CLARENCE BARR, II      Last week the State Attorney’s office announced that they weren’t going to pursue charges against Cody Quinn, the Bloomingdale High School student who shot and killed 17-year-old Jayquon Johnson in a Valrico neighborhood back in January.  According to the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, the agency…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Killing For Face Time'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Killing For Face Time’

Killing For Face Time BY CLARENCE BARR, II                   Robert Godwin Sr., never knew Joy Lane. But, in an ironic twist of fate, hers was the last name he would hear before his life was taken due to a senseless act of violence.      At 74, there’s…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Some Guys Have All The Luck'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’

Some Guys Have  All The Luck BY CLARENCE BARR, II Right now, it has to feel good to be Dr. David Dao. Even though the visual of him being beaten and dragged off a United Airlines flight by airport security and Chicago police officers has been looped over a hundred times on news broadcasts across…

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