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Nathan McCall

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Nathan McCall is a New York Times best-selling author of Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man In America. He served as an award-winning reporter for several newspapers, including The Washington Post. McCall is a senior lecturer in the Department of African American Studies at Emory University. He also has written two other books: What’s Going On; and a novel, titled Them.

LeBron James, Sports and Racial Healing

With the NBA Finals underway, you’d think the toughest challenge confronting LeBron James and Cleveland is preventing Steph Curry from dropping 40. But with racial tensions simmering over police abuses of African-Americans, the on-court hurdles...

Tavis, Cornel And Black America

With President Barack Obama sworn in, it’s time to return to a more pressing matter: The bitter in-house dispute between Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and half of black America. One would think those long-simmering tensions...

Martin Luther King Was an Angry Black Man

We have entered the time again when the nation ponders the life and words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It is King’s birthday month, and I wonder, which version of the man will...

Who Says America is The Greatest Country?

I was consulting with a store manager recently, when he blurted this line from out of nowhere: “America is the greatest country on earth!” Hell, I had gone into the man’s shop to buy a pool...

Obama Needs to Roar

Now that Congress has finally acted to end the latest economic crisis, President Obama can take a short-lived victory lap. Victory or not, he might have avoided the protracted drama called the fiscal cliff some...

Let’s Go Beyond Holiday Charity

I had planned to write a column fuming about the endless ways that gridlock among Washington politicians stifles the entire nation. (Think fiscal cliff). But then I turned on the evening news, and something happened...

President Obama, Newtown, Football and Racist Tweets

Following the shooting rampage that killed 26 people in Connecticut last week, the nation seemed united in grieving the loss of precious lives. Then Sunday Night Football came on TV, and the veneer of national...

Romney’s Tactic: What to Expect in Tonight’s Debate

Moderator beware. Now that we have seen Mitt Romney in action, it’s safe to say, we know what to expect in tonight’s debate. Mitt will go out and try to bully the president of the United...

Nathan McCall: CAN OBAMA BE AN ANGRY BLACK MAN?

Tonight may mark the first time in history that half the country is actually hoping to see an angry black man. Well, maybe not angry. Perhaps combative is a better word. On second thought, assertive...

Nathan McCall: Obama Took Us Back in Time

Come Tuesday, millions of Americans will gather around their TV sets, eager to catch the big rematch between President Obama and Mitt Romney. I tell you no lie. I will be counted among the more...

Nathan McCall: Romney Made Largest Gains Among Whites Without College Degree

Surge? What’s all this talk about a @#&* surge? Sure, President Obama appeared comatose in the first debate. And yes, Mitt Romney turned in a commanding performance. But it seems hard to believe that those two...

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