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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'A Badge Doesn't Make A Hero'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Badge Doesn’t Make A Hero’

A Badge Doesn’t Make A Hero BY CLARENCE BARR, II     When it comes to the epidemic of police officers unjustifiably killing unarmed Black men and not being punished for their crimes, poorly trained, trigger-happy cops are only part of the problem. The bigger issue seems to be the collection of people who are…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Another Middle Finger'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Another Middle Finger’

Another Middle Finger BY CLARENCE BARR, II I never thought of my hometown as a stronghold for the ideals of the Confederacy. But, as it turns out, I was wrong. The ugly truth hit me last week after Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4-3 in favor of keeping a Confederate monument standing in front of the…

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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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