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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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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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