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Arthur James commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
"` I VOWED TO CEASE & DESIST COMMENT BASED ON LAWYER WHO'S WED TO HANNAH GEFFERT GARY IS A DECENT RESPECTED LAWYER IN WILD WONDERFUL WEST VIRGINIA. I HAVE BEEN READING WALT WHITMAN, I'S TRY YP NOT BREAK VOWS OR COFEE ? CUPS &…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"@ms; I  would post the video of the scene that you describe from the feature-length animated cartoon movie "Fritz the Cat", but I'm afraid that it's much to graphic a depiction of a handful of racist sexual stereotypes and…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"@ms; Re your inquiry re the  term "lynch": This black woman is largely responsible for the use of the term as sn American colloquialism: lynch (v.) 1835, "inflict severe (but not deliberately fatal) bodily punishment (on…"
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"Amy, why do you believe that vile epithets and obscene invective are necessary for you to make the case for your posture, position, or perspective... The meme makes the point as it is presented... The idea or definition of a meme is that it speaks…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
"@Kosh;  Thanks for the heads up.....See update in post.... Thanks to the alert in Koshersalaami 's comment here, this post has been updated..."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
"@Kosh;  Somebody with some sense got to Trump and explained the irony of the optics,..."
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Arthur James commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
"` THANKS... ?` WEAR TRUNKS TO WHITE HOUSE SKINNY DIPPING SWIM PARTY `?` `"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
"Arthur, I really like your first comment By the way, Trump reversed his elephant decision"
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Arthur James commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"And, again, thanks for the newer info on the Lynch Letter. Important to know the facts. Nonetheless, the author, whether an actual or fictional character, did hit the mark with his words. I am now confused though as to whether the term…"
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Maui Surfer commented on Ron Powell's blog post Question for a Thursday
"Fritz- man, you are showing our age and former interest in cartoons Ron, but, also the progress we have fought for, and how not so surprisingly, after eight years of a Hawaiian in office, it is back in real jeopardy again. And this is not to assume…"
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Arthur James commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
"` I swear I no respond to Hannah Geffert @ Facebook.IK never comment @ Hannah Geffert's Facebook Site... She exhaust if Face To Face... One Friend is Exasperating... She Emails and  I Vow to ignore and hit haystack. `!` ~ `"
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Arthur James commented on Ron Powell's blog post Killing the Party and the Mascot Too
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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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Killing the Party and the Mascot Too

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 6:30pm 14 Comments

Global outcry as Trump allows big game hunters (like his sons) to bring severed African elephant heads and tusks back to the US as trophies - in huge setback for fight to ban ivory poaching....…

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Sex Sells But Follow The Money

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 11:30am 5 Comments

The news cycle of the past week or so has been a boone to Trump and his running away, as far and as fast as he can, from the media attention to the special counsel's investigation of his Russian affair(s).



In the past week the headline news has been:



The Roy Moore sexual misconduct stories;



The Al Franken sexual misconduct stories;



The passage, by the Houe of Representatives, of so-called Tax Reform bill;



The trip to Asia to gather support… Continue

Question for a Thursday

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 9:00am 34 Comments

The phrase 'white privelege' isn't broad or expansive enough to cover the full range of the social, political, economic, psychlogical, and emotional impact and consequences of  centuries of race based subjugation and slavery.



I have asserted that white privilege is the manifestation and measure of what is commonly known as the 'American Dream', and to the extent that black people cannot share or participate in the exercise of said privilege, the much ballyhooed 'American Dream' comes… Continue

Can My Children Be Friends With White People? Guest Post: NYT Op-ed

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 4:30pm 32 Comments

By EKOW N. YANKAH 
NYT, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
              

My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-old’s happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can be…

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

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 2:31pm 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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EX-freakin'-ACTLY!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on November 18, 2017 at 8:20am 12 Comments

Killing the Party and the Mascot Too

Posted by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 6:30pm 14 Comments

Sex Sells But Follow The Money

Posted by Ron Powell on November 17, 2017 at 11:30am 5 Comments

Vanity of youManity

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What would YOU ask Roy??

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The Myth of a Peaceful Islam

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