Author Archives: Walter Fields

  • Ben Carson’s Political Malpractice

    By any measure Ben Carson is at the top of his field. The renowned surgeon has established a clear and irrefutable legacy in medicine. His life-altering surgical procedures are the stuff of legend, and the fact that he is an African-American male in a profession where Blacks comprise just 4 ...

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  • Obama’s One-Sided Responsibility Lecture

    Too often during the presidency of Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, he has felt the need to chide Black Americans to take responsibility for their destiny. In announcing his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative targeting young men of color, ...

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  • When Black Men Flex, Society Gets Scared

    By chance I watched the NFC Championship football game at the home of a friend and former college football player, Vaughn McKoy. Of course, it was Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman who stole the show. Sherman’s infamously aggressive post-game interview triggered a debate over ...

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