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JMac1949 Today commented on Ron Powell's blog post Did You Know?
"Active duty military have been getting screwed since day one. The Selective Service registration is still required for men over eighteen but women are excluded from that law but least there is no longer an active draft.  The VA is totally…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Did You Know?
"This is usable in an election. "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Did You Know?
"@Kosh; The thing abiut this that's sickening is that it wil quietly pass both houses of Congress, and Trump will sign it into law unceremoniously and without fanfare. Republicans are as devious as they can be....Unabashedly so...They'll…"
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Ron Powell commented on Michelle Mellette's blog post Buck up Bitch! ... It's Showtime!
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post Did You Know?
"It is amazing, maybe a better word is sickening, to see just who Republicans will tax in order to avoid taxing the rich. "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post Did You Know?
"The rationale given for this overt display of disregard and disrespect  is as apalling as the idea itself."
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post Did You Know?
"Sure.  Why waste good tax money on "gun fodder".  Don't want the proles to get educated enough to rebel, do ya?"
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Ron Powell liked Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Such Mixed Emotions
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Shameless Plug
"@Amy;, " I don't believe two of the contributors know their asses from a hole in the ground when it comes to racism." Does that mean you believe that two of the authors might have something of merit to say on the subject? In any case…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Shameless Plug
"@Amy;  "That goes doubly on anything racial after he so clearly sat on his hands during the travesty in Ferguson."  There's ample evidence that Holder much more,than "sit on his hands": "The full resources of…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Such Mixed Emotions
"Hate war, but respect and love the soldier.  http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Essay:Love_the_Soldier,_Hate_the_War"
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Ron Powell commented on MV Neland's blog post An emerging explanation for Trump's base of support well explained
" @Boanerges; "330 million people and those two were the best you could come up with?" The talent pool is not 330 million. It's the 1% that you've heard tell of. People with sufficient funds to buy their way into rulership…"
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Shameless Plug
"BTW, the reason I haven't bought your book is because I don't believe two of the contributors know their asses from a hole in the ground when it comes to racism.  "
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Shameless Plug
"Frankly, regardless of the subject, I don't give a flying crap what Eric "I want to be a player" Holder, the Wall St. whore might say.  That goes doubly on anything racial after he so clearly sat on his hands during the travesty…"
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Ron Powell commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Fight AIDS – Not People With AIDS!
"Cindy, you were brave enough to post remain brave enough to let it stand as a monument to your willingness to confront the reality of the pain you are experiencing.... At the end of the day all that really matters is,what you think and feel about…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Shameless Plug
"Terry, I think Holder was talking for internal consumption. The difficulty with comparing the United States to other nations when it comes to minorities is twofold:  In most nations not in the Western Hemisphere, nationality is largely defined…"
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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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Ron Powell's Blog

A Shameless Plug

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 7:30am 7 Comments

"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant…

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Question for a Wednesday

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 6:00am 7 Comments

There was a time in the south, when the Democrats, controlled state and local politics, and elections to the point where Republicans wouldn't or refused to run opposition candidates.



Hence, Democratic primaries were the 'election'. In those instances all of the candidates, for whatever office, were avowed segregationists and openly and shamelessly racist.



Yet, black people died because they wanted to have and exercise the right to vote.



So, here's the question:… Continue

The Five Times the United States Officially Apologized Guest post and a question

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 4:00am 19 Comments

These are a few instances where the U.S. admitted it had done wrong: Ronald Reagan signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that apologized for the internment of Japanese citizens and permanent residents during World…

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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.  

 
 
 

NEW BLOG POSTS

Did You Know?

Posted by Ron Powell on July 26, 2017 at 5:08pm 6 Comments

Such Mixed Emotions

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on July 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 15 Comments

A Shameless Plug

Posted by Ron Powell on July 26, 2017 at 7:30am 7 Comments

Neo Nazi Youth

Posted by Robert Young on July 26, 2017 at 6:12am 3 Comments

Question for a Wednesday

Posted by Ron Powell on July 26, 2017 at 6:00am 7 Comments

From a Former Boy Scout

Posted by Jonathan Wolfman on July 25, 2017 at 11:23am 18 Comments

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