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MUHAMMAD: The Bill Cosby Takedown

Before we get the rope and assemble the posse for his "necktie party," I would advise that Bill Cosby — as we all are entitled to be — is innocent until proven guilty, and the burden of proof is on the prosecutors, accusers.

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MUHAMMAD: NAACP Owes an Apology to Black Republicans

Black folks in leadership often demand that there be "one set of rules" or a "level playing field" for everyone in "the game." The NAACP should be an exemplar of that principle and extend its "right hand of fellowship" to the members of what might become a Black Republican "Caucus" in Congress.

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MUHAMMAD: Election 2014 Strategy — Blame the Black Guy

What happened at the polls on Election Day 2014 was so plain that even Ray Charles could see it, even from the grave.

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MUHAMMAD: Gay Isn't Really the New Black

Just as I don't judge people who choose same-sex partners, I don't expect folks to judge me because I don't think cross-dressing and garishly flaunting one's sexual preferences as if that's their "identity" is equivalent with their skin color. It’s not.

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MUHAMMAD: No Matter What Happens Next, 'Blame the Black President'

Now that the election is near, get ready for blaming-the-Black-president-on-steroids season.

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MUHAMMAD: Ebola, Africans, at Home and Abroad

Even though three times as many people have died in this country from influenza within the last 30 days than have died from Ebola, Americans are frightened out of their wits about Ebola, the cruel hemorrhagic disease associated with three African countries

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MUHAMMAD: Secret Service Make Keystone Kops Look Professional

Before the recent "security lapses" by the Secret Service devolved into a genuine national security threat to this country, I was trading jokes and quips with the best of them about how utterly laughable their behavior was becoming.

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MUHAMMAD: President Obama's Coffee Cup Salute

With all the legitimate reasons for complaining about President Barack Obama's performance in office, the nation's conservative nits outdid themselves recently, complaining about what was dubbed "the latte salute."

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MUHAMMAD: Scottish Independence Vote Never Entered Black American Mind

Even though the outcome has no effect on my life, I was hoping the Scottish people would have voted for independence from the United Kingdom — Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. I was hoping for a teachable moment for Blacks in America.

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MUHAMMAD: The ISIS 'Threat' Stamped 'Made in USA'

If he had only slapped a few of those Wall Street bankers around when he first came into office, President Barack Obama would be feared by some people, and he wouldn't have all the major problems he's facing now. Too bad.

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