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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They Just Can’t Help Themselves’

They Just Can’t Help Themselves   BY CLARENCE BARR, II     I don’t embarrass easily. But last week when I watched what occurred during the sentencing of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, not only was I embarrassed for every Black person on Earth, I also became as upset as I’ve been in a…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Destroying Innocence Carries A Heavy Price’

Destroying Innocence Carries A Heavy Price   BY CLARENCE BARR, II           Granville Ritchie was sentenced to death last week. While I don’t wish that kind of outcome on any person, in this particular instance, I’d be hard pressed to find someone more deserving of such a severe penalty. The only problem I have…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Race To The Bottom’

A Race To The Bottom   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   As it stands now, it seems as though the never-ending train wreck, that is the Donald Trump presidency, could soon be coming to an abrupt end. At least that’s what, I’m sure, most people are hoping and anticipating in the wake of the most…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They Won’t Let Us Live In Peace’

They Won’t Let Us Live In Peace   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I have a problem. Not a major one. But, it feels significant enough that it warrants addressing. I decided to come forward in hopes that anyone who may be dealing with the same issue would feel compelled to admit that they’re as…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘For Some People Success Can Be Poisonous’

For Some People Success Can Be Poisonous   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Wasted potential. That was a phrase I often heard used by late Florida Sentinel publisher C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., all the time. Whenever he wanted to give me some of his wise counsel, he would always bring up stories of the people he’d come…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘One Bad Apple Shouldn’t Spoil The Bunch’

One Bad Apple Shouldn’t Spoil The Bunch   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I readily admit that I’m not the brightest light bulb in the room and that a lot of things continue to perplex me. For instance, I still haven’t figured out why some black people continue to support Donald Trump? I also haven’t…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Some People Like To Swirl’

  Some People Like To Swirl   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Black women dating white men is nothing new. How do I know? I have an aunt in her early 70s right now who’s been into white guys so long that she probably hasn’t seen a Black man’s privates in over 40 years. And…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Another Bad Day For ‘Mr. Pick 6’’

Another Bad Day For ‘Mr. Pick 6’   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I really feel sorry for die-hard Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans. Every year they go into the season anticipating that this will be the year the team takes it to the next level and then the game kicks off and, well, Jameis Winston happens….

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Feds Look Away While Killers Keep Spraying’

Feds Look Away While Killers Keep Spraying   BY CLARENCE BARR, II                                                           During the red scare of the 1950s the F.B.I. created a counterintelligence program, more commonly known as COINTELPRO, as a way to monitor the perceived communist threat. It was the brainchild of former Bureau Director J. Edgar Hoover. The operation relied on…

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