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Ron Powell commented on MV Neland's blog post Finally we get to "How the Russians did it." The vote total WAS effected by curbing the ability of certain voters to vote.
3 hours ago
MV Neland commented on Ron Powell's blog post There's Something Inherently Wrong
"It is beyond broken. Almost scrapable."
7 hours ago
Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post "Bare Midriff and Incense" = "Please Drug and Rape Me!"
"@Kosh;  Not minimizing the importance of black magenent numbers,  just asking Amy to provide source of data in support of her assertion... Also, as I said ,  it would be interesting to see if the acqusition of BET had an impact on…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post "Bare Midriff and Incense" = "Please Drug and Rape Me!"
"Amy, The photo gallery you linked isn't data... I'm not disagreeibg with your assessment. However, there's nothing inappropriate about reaffirming the assertion that Viacom does better re people of color in top management than most…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post "Bare Midriff and Incense" = "Please Drug and Rape Me!"
"@SBA; "....the senior management of  Viacom has more people of color than is represented in the general American population..." These must be the same people who required the firing of Tavis Smiley as a condition precedent to the…"
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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post There's Something Inherently Wrong
"I can't remember when or where but about thirty years ago I read that the average congressman spends over 40% of their time fund raising, thus we find ourselves SNAFUed."
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Ron Powell commented on that angry buddha guy's blog post what honey? out of tampons?
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post "Bare Midriff and Incense" = "Please Drug and Rape Me!"
"@kosh; "How could a juror get around that?" Same way jurors got around the video of an unarmed man being murdered in front of his child by a crazed cop while following intstructions. Two options: 1. The jurors' minds were made up…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post "Bare Midriff and Incense" = "Please Drug and Rape Me!"
"@D-S;  "I'm looking forward to the Fat Albert "Here's How You Chemically Rape A Bitch" infomercials on BET." If it does, be certain to blame the white folks who own BET for airing it: "In 2001, the network…"
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MV Neland commented on Ron Powell's blog post There's Something Inherently Wrong
"Powerful, Ron.  Maybe it's no longer a democracy but something else?"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post There's Something Inherently Wrong
"Terry, Though I don't advocate term limits - Ted Kennedy was good to have in the Senate - I get the education point. Too many people don't know real basics now. I mean Trump stuff, like is Frederic Douglass still alive or why Hillary…"
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marilyn sands commented on Ron Powell's blog post There's Something Inherently Wrong
"Good points! Just makes it almost impossible to get quality uncorrupted new faces into the mix. How do you stop a runaway train?"
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Terry McKenna commented on Ron Powell's blog post There'sSomething Inherently Wrong
"Regarding this point: There's something inherently wrong with a 'democracy' that doesn't provide citizens with education sufficient to maintain the system of self government and self determination.   How does…"
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Jonathan Wolfman commented on Ron Powell's blog post There'sSomething Inherently Wrong
"Geo. Washington, too, spent more money on beer and carnivals and write-ups for constituents than the post paid.  This has been a part of us forever, however unfortunate."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post There'sSomething Inherently Wrong
"Kosh, thanks for suggesting that I post this."
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Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Currently, he teaches Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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There's Something Inherently Wrong

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 6:00am 8 Comments

There is something inherently wrong with a political process and system that requires a person to spend more money to get elected than he/she could possibly earn as compensation for holding the position to which he /she is elected.



There is something inherently wrong with a process or system of government that permits an elected official to leave office with more wealth than the accumulated/compounded value his/her official gross salary is worth over the period of tenure in… Continue

Trevor Noah asks what is perhaps the most important question of our time. I'm asking the question for today.

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 6:00am 15 Comments

Is Trevor Noah's assessment and assertion accurate and correct?

Kudos and thanks to Koshersalaami for bringing this video to my attention and giving me the incentive for this post.

It's Been Sixty Years and We're Still Fighting for the Right to Vote: "Give Us The Ballot!"

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 2:30am 3 Comments

The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, or Prayer Pilgrimage to Washington, was a 1957 demonstration in Washington, D.C., an early event of the Civil Rights Movement, and the occasion for Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Give Us the Ballot" speech.



The demonstration was planned at the occasion of the third anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education, a landmarkSupreme Court decision againstsegregation in public schools. The event organizers urged the government to abide by that decision,…

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At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:44pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

Since I have a lot of Jewish studies under my belt which also included the 60's which brought the Jews and the Blacks together many times.  I was wondering if you have read this book?  

http://www.amazon.com/Blacks-Jews-Couch-Psychoanalytic-Black-Jewish/dp/0275956660/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354397951&sr=8-1&keywords=Jews+and+blacks+on+the+couch

I found it interesting.  I would love your opinion, if you have stumbled across it before?

At 1:57pm on December 1, 2012, Kimberly Koch said…

LOL There were three centuries of German Composers..  Are you serious?  He is one of there most sung heroes, in a way.  So you know about Germany, right?  I took German language, German culture, and also have studied the Jews of Germany with an emphasis on WWII.  If in fact, he was black which I am not convinced one way or another because I have not read on it, but if they did change his etchings to look more Aryan, you have to already know the answer to the question.  

At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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