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<p>Wilmer Leon</p>

Wilmer Leon

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LEON: The Meaning of July Fourth for the African-American

As America celebrates July Fourth, as the grills smoke, the salads are tossed, pools filled, and fireworks displayed, take a moment to reflect. Reflect upon how far we have come as a nation and yet how far we have to go.

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LEON: Armed Angry White Males — the New Domestic Terrorists

It is my contention that the recent "murders" of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis should not be viewed as isolated incidents; they did not occur in a vacuum. They are part of a larger murderous American historical continuum.

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LEON: Jordan Davis, Another Victim of a Murderous Historical Continuum

Jordan Davis has become another victim of a murderous historical American continuum.

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LEON: As We Commemorate MLK, Remember, It's Up To Us!

As we commemorate the birth of Dr. King and honor the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela in the shadow of mass incarceration, Stop and Frisk, driving while Black, or in the context of Trayvon Martin, walking while Black, disproportionately high rates of high school dropouts, record home foreclosures, and so many other maladies in our community, we have to come to the realization that it’s up to us.

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LEON: You Have the Watches, They Have the Time

According to the BBC News and other sources, the U.S. installed and backed government in Iraq has lost control of the city of Fallujah to fighters aligned with al-Qaeda affiliated militants.

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LEON: The Day Santa Really Went Black

Fox News' Megyn Kelly's overreaction to the notion of a Black Santa Claus has everything to do with the power of imagery.

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The Yen is Mightier than the Sword

After the Democrats and the Obama administration took a historic beating in the mid-term elections...

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Once Again, a Great Career in Harlem Must Come to a Close

Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) formerly one of the most influential members of the House has...