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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 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 Jul 16, 2017 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Crack cocaine, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Forgiveness, incarceration, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Opioids, politics, Poverty, Prison, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Reconciliation, Shame, social welfare, Think Tank, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Crack vs. Opioids, the Arbitrary Nature of the War on Drugs and Social Rejection

  Are we the only ones who see a problem here? Are we the only ones concerned with how some people who self-medicate to dull the pain of living are thrown in jail...

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Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Blackacre, Citzens United, Confederate Flag, Donald Trump, Immigration, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Marriage Equality, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, social welfare, Think Tank, Uncategorized, Voter Restrictions | 0 comments

President Dr. Frankenstein, a Wake-Up Call

A friend of mine recently predicted that Trump will become one of our greatest Presidents. Maybe so. But as far as we are concerned the 2016 election was more than a...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in About Blackacre, Black Lives Matter, Blackacre, Colin Kaepernick, Constitutional Rights, Flag Protest, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, National Anthem, Patriotism, Police Abuse, politics, Professional Sports, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Think Tank, Uncategorized | 4 comments

Colin Kaepernick, in Good Company

During an August, 26, 2016, preseason football game, San Francisco 49’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick did the unthinkable. In order to lodge a personal protest...

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