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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Muting R. Kelly Ain’t Easy'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Muting R. Kelly Ain’t Easy’

Muting R. Kelly Ain’t Easy   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I just finished watching the Lifetime special Surviving R. Kelly and I can sum up my reaction to the explosive documentary in one word… Damn. After three nights of seeing and hearing numerous women give detailed accounts of the abuse they suffered at the hands of…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'2021 Can’t Get Here Soon Enough'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘2021 Can’t Get Here Soon Enough’

2021 Can’t Get Here Soon Enough   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It is never a good thing when you’re forced to end one year the same way you ended the previous one. But, unfortunately, it looks as though that’s exactly what’s about to happen. With the second 365-day calendar of Donald Trump’s presidency coming to…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Warning: This May Ruin Your Eggnog'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Warning: This May Ruin Your Eggnog’

Warning: This May Ruin Your Eggnog   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Whenever Christmas comes around and I hear stories about malls being packed with shoppers, carolers performing on neighborhood streets and people preparing for all of the holiday festivities, I often wonder if any of these individuals have a true understanding of what it…

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The Ugly Truth About Prison Reform

The Ugly Truth About Prison Reform

The Ugly Truth About Prison Reform   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Well, it finally happened. The substantial prison and sentencing reform, that people have been advocating to be implemented into the federal criminal justice system, made it one step closer to becoming a reality after being overwhelmingly approved by the Senate. Now, it’s just…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Learning The Hard Way'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Learning The Hard Way’

Learning The Hard Way   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I believe one of the worst feelings for a parent to experience is the anguish that comes with watching their child flush his or her own life down the toilet. And it becomes even more difficult to handle when it happens after the parent has done…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Think Twice Before You Swing'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Think Twice Before You Swing’

Think Twice Before You Swing   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Boys aren’t supposed to hit girls. I assumed that this was something most men were taught as kids. But, judging by the number of cases of domestic violence that keep popping up in the news, it seems as though some guys never learned that…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Crisis Of Identity'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Crisis Of Identity’

A Crisis Of Identity   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), 77% of women in Nigeria are using bleaching creams to lighten their skin. It is a percentage so high that the word epidemic is being used to describe the widespread practice in the popular West African nation. This…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Even Jesus Wouldn’t Stand A Chance'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Even Jesus Wouldn’t Stand A Chance’

Even Jesus Wouldn’t Stand A Chance   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I imagine it’s a good thing that a character like The Black Panther only exists inside of the Marvel Comic Universe. In the real world he, more than likely, would have been shot and killed by trigger happy police officers by now. As sad…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'No One Knows For Sure'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘No One Knows For Sure’

No One Knows For Sure   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   If you asked the average person to name the most common ways people die, he or she would probably mention things like heart attacks, cancer, strokes or car accidents. Being killed for not minding your own business, more than likely, wouldn’t come up in the…

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