Donald R Barbera's Blog – March 2013 Archive (4)

Child Abuse & Religion

Red States Whip Ass

A recent case that involved an infant stuck to a wall with super-glue and another dropped into a pot of scalding water set my parental fluids to a boil. Almost every evening there is another case of horrific child abuse or kidnapping and neglect. Living in the “Bible Belt”…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Moving Forward

The Urge to Explore

Scientists nearly all agree that human life started in mid-Africa thousands of years ago and migrated to all points on the globe. Even though various indigenous groups try to deny it, the trail of humanoids out of Africa is clear in the fossils, historical digs and technology. One question that comes up frequently in tracing humans out of Africa is why did one society thrive and another fail when…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 4, 2013 at 7:30pm — 18 Comments

That’s a Rap (Science)

Science is not a subject that is often pushed in the African American community except during black history month when the same scientists of the 20th century and earlier are trotted out again and again to the point that they have lost their meaning other than as place holders. With exception of Neil deGrasse Tyson, most African Americans would be hard pressed…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 2, 2013 at 9:07am — 6 Comments

Tough Problems, Even Tougher Solutions

Although the rate of black on black homicide dropped from the rates of crack-fueled 90's, according to FBI statistics murder of black males under 20 is still the number the number one cause of death, nor is it any surprise that the majority of those numbers are…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 1, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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