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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Time To Change The Game’

Time To Change The Game   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I love college football. But, as much as I enjoy watching the games, it’s hard for me to get past the optics whenever I tune in to a broadcast. When cameras pan the stands and I catch sight of the tens of thousands of…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Boy Babies Are Wrapped In Blue’

Boy Babies Are Wrapped In Blue   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   Straight men don’t wear eye shadow. They don’t use lipstick, lip gloss, blush their cheeks or glitter their skin. I never thought that these things needed clarifying, but, unfortunately, there are people out there who are working very hard to convince the masses…

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One More Banana In Our Tail Pipes

One More Banana In Our Tail Pipes   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people tend to forget. Just a few months ago a majority of Blacks across the country had written rapper Kanye West off as a sellout following his infamous comments on TMZ, in which he…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Time For Robo-Cop’

Time For Robo-Cop   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   It isn’t easy being Black in America. With the level of risk that comes with us engaging in what should be normal day-to-day activities, it’s a miracle that a significant number of us are still around. With driving while Black, walking down the street while Black,…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘We’re All Just Alike’

We’re All Just Alike     BY CLARENCE BARR, II   “White people s—.” That is an expression I remember once being used to describe all of the strange and weird activities that our melanin-challenged brothers and sisters would be involved in that we found amusing, taboo and sometimes frightening. Take facial tattoos, plastic surgeries,…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They Just Can’t Help Themselves’

They Just Can’t Help Themselves   BY CLARENCE BARR, II     I don’t embarrass easily. But last week when I watched what occurred during the sentencing of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, not only was I embarrassed for every Black person on Earth, I also became as upset as I’ve been in a…

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Clarence Barr's Reality On Ice-'Destroying Innocence Carries A Heavy Price'

Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘Destroying Innocence Carries A Heavy Price’

Destroying Innocence Carries A Heavy Price   BY CLARENCE BARR, II           Granville Ritchie was sentenced to death last week. While I don’t wish that kind of outcome on any person, in this particular instance, I’d be hard pressed to find someone more deserving of such a severe penalty. The only problem I have…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘A Race To The Bottom’

A Race To The Bottom   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   As it stands now, it seems as though the never-ending train wreck, that is the Donald Trump presidency, could soon be coming to an abrupt end. At least that’s what, I’m sure, most people are hoping and anticipating in the wake of the most…

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Clarence Barr’s Reality On Ice-‘They Won’t Let Us Live In Peace’

They Won’t Let Us Live In Peace   BY CLARENCE BARR, II   I have a problem. Not a major one. But, it feels significant enough that it warrants addressing. I decided to come forward in hopes that anyone who may be dealing with the same issue would feel compelled to admit that they’re as…

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