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Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Colin Kaepernick, Constitutional Rights, Donald Trump, Excessive Force, Flag Protest, Football, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, National Anthem, Patriotism, politics, Professional Sports, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, Silent Protest, Think Tank | 8 comments

The ‘Knee Thing’

We confess that the issue of political speech is complex, especially when it concerns patriotism and race. A Cleveland Tennessee business owner is pulling his...

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Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in About Blackacre, Adversity, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Dylann Roof, Forgiveness, Hurricane Harvey, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Neo Nazi's, Nonviolent Resistance, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, The Charleston Massacre, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Reason to Hope

Charleston, South Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia and Houston Texas all share tragedy, two the result of man’s inhumanity to man, the latter by an act of nature....

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Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Domestic Terrorism, Donald Trump, Heather Heyer, Klu Klux Klan, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Neo Nazi's, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, The Alt-Right, Think Tank | 2 comments

Aid and Comfort

  We have not forgotten our promise to refrain from obsessing about President Trump. Today’s post is therefore vastly different from that which we originally...

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in About Blackacre, Adversity, Black Issues, Black Lives Matter, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, Civil Rights, Domestic Terrorism, Jamal Dunn, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Opioids, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, social welfare, Terrorism, The Alt-Right, Virginia | 22 comments

Children Without Conscience, Response and Reply

On August 1, 2017, we published a post entitled, Heartless, Children Without Conscience. The piece took to task a group of 5 African American teens, who offered no...

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Family and Children, Jamal Dunn, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, Shame, Uncategorized | 13 comments

Heartless, Children Without Conscience

  On July 9, 2017, Jamel Dunn, a 31-year-old, disabled African American man drowned in a retention pond in Cocoa, Florida. As he struggled and screamed for help, a...

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