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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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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Anything For Mass Appeal’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Anything For Mass Appeal’

Anything For  Mass Appeal      Cam Newton is Mexican. I know this because the Carolina Panther’s superstar quarterback admitted as much during a interview with a Mexican television station last week. It was a revelation so surprising and so unexpected that I could barely get the words “NEGRO PLEASE” out of my mouth before…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘New Day, Same Deadly Game’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘New Day, Same Deadly Game’

New Day, Same Deadly Game BY CLARENCE BARR, II Well, it hasn’t taken long for the new renegade-in-chief to solidify his reputation as a war hawk. With less than one hundred days in office under his belt, Donald Trump is beginning to make a habit of executing his favorite executive power by ordering military strikes…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The 7 Rules For Winning’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The 7 Rules For Winning’

The 7 Rules For Winning BY CLARENCE BARR, II In life there are two types of people, those who are currently winning and those who are currently losing. The winners’ category is typically made up of individuals who made good, sound choices. They chose the right careers, made the right connections and, for the most…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Ignoring Steve Harvey’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Ignoring Steve Harvey’

Ignoring Steve Harvey BY CLARENCE BARR, II A lot of people love Steve Harvey. They love his stand-up routine, his radio show, his Hoodie Awards and his everyone’s favorite, funny uncle demeanor. The admiration is understandable. Harvey comes off as the kind of person you’d make sure to invite to any house party because of…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Florida’s New Hunting License’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Florida’s New Hunting License’

Florida’s New Hunting License BY CLARENCE BARR, II When lawmakers in Tallahassee announced that they were going to address the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law a few years ago I, like many people, thought they might repeal the legislation based on its unpopularity and the negative publicity it received from across the nation. But, apparently,…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Two More Fall For The Devil’s Trick Bag’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Two More Fall For The Devil’s Trick Bag’

Two More Fall For The Devil’s Trick Bag BY CLARENCE BARR, II                                                                  No one is immune to greed. At some point we’ve all…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Whites Only’ Trending Up’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Whites Only’ Trending Up’

‘Whites Only’ Trending Up BY CLARENCE BARR, II If there was any doubt remaining, concerning the amount of racist ideology that courses through the veins of the Republican party, I think U. S. Rep. Steve King, from Iowa stands as a perfect example that bigotry and prejudice among right-wingers is as strong as ever. Last…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Who’s That Peepin’ Through Your Window?’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Who’s That Peepin’ Through Your Window?’

Who’s That Peepin’ Through Your Window? BY CLARENCE BARR, II “There’s no such thing as having complete privacy in the United States.” Those were the chilling words of F. B. I. director James Comey last week after it was discovered through Wikileaks that the C.I.A. has the capability to hack into almost every electronic device…

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CLARENCE BARR’S REALITY ON ICE-‘Welcome To The Freak Show’

CLARENCE BARR’S REALITY ON ICE-‘Welcome To The Freak Show’

Welcome To The Freak Show BY CLARENCE BARR, II Rachel Dolezal, the white Spokane, Washington woman who gained national attention two years ago for passing herself off as Black, is back in the headlines. Apparently, the fallout from her bizarre story has caused her some serious financial difficulties. According to reports, Ms. Dolezal claims that…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Too Many Foxes In The Hen House’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Too Many Foxes In The Hen House’

Too Many Foxes In The Hen House BY CLARENCE BARR, II It probably won’t be long now. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions was caught lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his contacts with Russian diplomats during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the collateral damage from continuous improprieties by…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality OPn Ice-‘A Different Kind Of Addiction’

Clarence Barr’s Reality OPn Ice-‘A Different Kind Of Addiction’

A Different Kind Of Addiction BY CLARENCE BARR, II There was a time when I wondered why some people would even bother to leave prison once they completed their sentences, knowing that their only plan involved a return trip. I never understood why they wouldn’t just stick around and save their families and communities the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Another Slap To Our Faces’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Another Slap To Our Faces’

Another Slap To Our Faces BY CLARENCE BARR, II This week the ABC television network gave itself an enthusiastic pat on the back for installing a Black woman as the centerpiece of its popular dating show The Bachelorette. It will be the first time in the show’s 13-year history that a woman of African descent…

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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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