Donald R Barbera's Blog – March 2011 Archive (3)

The Negro Thought Police

One does not easily go against the grain in the black community without risking serious repercussions and penalties, including excommunication from blackness.

Within the African-American community, often ones 'blackness' has nothing to do with ones blood connections but on ones adherence to popular group thought. This form of tribalism turns the African-American community into a monolithic presence that thwarts progress by painting individuals…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 31, 2011 at 11:30am — 19 Comments

Give Me Something I Can Feel

I have cancer. I wrestled with chemotherapy for six months then stopped treatment to gather my health. I mention this to tell a story that is related to my cancer. To keep my veins from collapsing during my treatment, a doctor placed a PowerPort on a large blood vessel just under my skin to allow treatment through the port. The surgery takes about 20 minutes. Before they put me under, the doctor asked if I minded if they prayed for me. Without hesitation I said that I didn't mind. After that,… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on March 24, 2011 at 12:14am — 2 Comments

Letter to the NFL Commissioner

Dear Mr. Commissioner:

Recently, Buffalo Bills wideout Stevie Johnson dropped a game winning pass in the end-zone against the Pittsburg Steelers. After the game, Johnson was naturally disappointed in his game-losing drop and in his misery blamed God as the culprit behind his board like hands. Aghast at such an outrageous accusation, the media demanded an unnecessary apology from Johnson.

Johnson is just one of the many NFL athletes that sky point after a score to praise God for…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 14, 2011 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

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