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The Snob Talks Government Shutdown on HLN

I was in Jane Velez-Mitchell's the Lion's Den last night on HLN as our government hurled towards a shutdown. Thanks to my good friend, Dr. Jason Johnson, there's actual video capture of it. So if anyone missed the shoutfest the first go-round, here you go!

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Speech: "Everyone Hates A Black Woman Until They Need One"

Saturday I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter's Annual Torchbearer's Breakfast. I wanted to post video of the speech but for some reason the audio goes wobbly after about 5 minutes into my 18 minute speech. So, at the request of quite a few women at the event, I'm posting a transcript of my original speech here. Unfortunately, I did quite a bit of ad-libbing, so not all the parts of my speech from that day will be in this text, but you will get the gist of it. The speech was half original material and half a post I wrote a year ago for Clutch Magazine Online entitled "Black Woman: It's All Your Fault (Not That You Care)"

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Are You Signing Up For "Obamacare" Tomorrow?

President Barack Obama meets with senior staff in Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's office in the West Wing of the White House, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Because nothing can happen in Washington, D.C. without it turning into a mess of dysfunctional macho posturing -- on the same day you can start signing up for the Health Insurance Marketplace as part of the Affordable Healthcare Act -- there will likely be a government shutdown. It's all part of the Republicans quixotic attempt to stop "Obamacare" before it starts and people end up accidentally liking it. 

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