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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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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice’-Still With The Monkey Business’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice’-Still With The Monkey Business’

Still With The Monkey Business   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Two weeks ago, a West Virginia mayor and a county developer were caught up in a controversy after Facebook posts between the two women exposed their inner bigotry. The message, sent by the developer after Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the presidential election, stated…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Reason To Buy More Books’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Reason To Buy More Books’

A Reason To Buy More Books   BY CLARENCE BARR, II                    If you’re reading this column while holding an actual newspaper, and you enjoy the feeling of turning pages, I suggest you savor every second of the experience for all it’s worth because 5 to 10 years from now it will probably be easier…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Freeing Of Tampa Tony’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Freeing Of Tampa Tony’

The Freeing Of Tampa Tony   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Webster Dictionary defines the word life as “the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body.” But, in legal terms, when the letters L-I-F-E precede the word “sentence” it signifies the length of incarceration a person must serve under the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Everything Ain’t For Everybody’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Everything Ain’t For Everybody’

Everything Ain’t For Everybody   BY CLARENCE BARR, II       When I sat down to write this column my plan was to give Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans props for showing his disapproval of a Donald Trump presidency by not standing for the national anthem before last Sunday’s football game against the…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Storm Before The Storm’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘The Storm Before The Storm’

The Storm Before The Storm   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It has been 7 days since the country was stunned by Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the highly controversial 2016 presidential election. And, from the way things are looking, it doesn’t seem like the fallout is anywhere near subsiding. All week…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Grand Dragon-In-Chief’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Grand Dragon-In-Chief’

A Grand Dragon-In-Chief   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Well, it’s official. The thing that I don’t believe anyone saw coming actually happened. America handed the keys to the kingdom to the most despicable man on the planet…. Donald J. Trump. As I’m writing this, I’m still trying to come to terms with the idea…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Vote: Because Your Life Depends On It’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Vote: Because Your Life Depends On It’

Vote: Because Your Life Depends On It   BY CLARENCE BARR, II        Someone asked me recently why Reality On Ice has been so focused on the upcoming presidential election lately? I told him that it may have a little bit to do with the fact that, typically, the selection of a U. S….

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘There Will Be Blood In The Streets’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘There Will Be Blood In The Streets’

‘There Will Be Blood In The Streets’  BY CLARENCE BARR, II        Those were the words used by a Donald Trump supporter during an interview she gave after a Trump rally. It was delivered as an ominous threat to the rest of us that, if Trump doesn’t win the upcoming presidential election, Trump’s minions are,…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘She Deserves  To Be Free’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘She Deserves To Be Free’

She Deserves To Be Free   Two months ago,Donella Harriel was one of the nearly 800 federal prisoners whose sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama. But, instead of being home with her family, Donella is still languishing in prison because of the state probation she was deemed guilty of violating after being convicted in…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Good People Are Hard To Come By’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Good People Are Hard To Come By’

Good People Are Hard To Come By   BY CLARENCE BARR, II       For most people, one of the hardest things to find in life is someone to trust completely; a person whose unquestioned loyalty makes the idea of betrayal unimaginable. Unfortunately, to find that individual made of solid gold means sifting through hundreds,…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They’re Leaving’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They’re Leaving’

They’re Leaving  BY CLARENCE BARR, II                                                                       Well, I think it’s official. The decades old fantasy written about in countless books and depicted in just as many movies, about creating colonies on Mars, is actually in the process of becoming a reality.      President Barack Obama confirmed as much this week when he released…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Trump Being Trump’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Trump Being Trump’

Trump Being Trump  BY CLARENCE BARR, II   In case you were wondering where the loud blast you heard last Friday night came from, it was the sound of Donald J. Trump using a shotgun to blow off both of his feet. And all of the commotion that followed was merely the noise created by…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Blackness Is More Than Skin Deep’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Blackness Is More Than Skin Deep’

Blackness Is More Than Skin Deep   I have a question. What is it that actually defines whether or not a person can be identified as a profound stalwart of Black ideals and identity? Is it the darkness of his or her skin, the style of his or her hair or an elevated level of…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Sometimes Snakes Live In Greener Grass’

Sometimes Snakes Live In Greener Grass   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   The other day I ran across a small story, inside of The Week magazine’s “Only In America” section, reporting that California State University, in Los Angeles, is now offering segregated housing for African American students. This new housing is, allegedly, designed to help…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Mile In Our Shoes’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Mile In Our Shoes’

A Mile In Our Shoes   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I think it may be an understatement to say that, when it comes to the acts of defiance being displayed by Black athletes across the country and the protests occurring in cities like Charlotte, North Carolina, the average white person still doesn’t have a…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Justice For Levonia’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Justice For Levonia’

Justice For Levonia   BY CLARENCE BAR, II   Two weeks ago, Levonia Riggins, III, was killed by a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy inside of a residence where, allegedly, no weapon was found. His name is now added to the long list of unarmed Black men who also suffered the same kind of untimely fate…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘No Longer A Laughing Matter’

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘No Longer A Laughing Matter’

No Longer A Laughing Matter   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Last year at this time the prospect of Donald Trump becoming President of the United States seemed about as realistic as David Duke being selected as Louis Farrakhan’s replacement over the Nation of Islam. Today though, as much as it pains me to admit,…

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