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David Squires: Recognizing the life of the lonely black scholar

There are 35 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from May 27, 2009, titled David Squires: Recognizing the life of the lonely black scholar. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

The black male scholar is stepping into the limelight. He has been popularized by such icons as Princeton University professor Cornel West, the "smartest man on the planet," as national radio commentator Tom Joyner calls him.

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A Time for Love

Newport News, VA

#2 May 27, 2009
Captain Love wrote:
Thursday. Time again for the token column.
And the token response.
Mark

Franktown, VA

#3 May 27, 2009
We need more educated black young men.
Snerdley

Cape Charles, VA

#4 May 27, 2009
Captain Love wrote:
Thursday. Time again for the token column.
Isn't that the affirmative-action column?
not me

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 May 27, 2009
David Squires why do you think being racest is ok ?

Since: Nov 08

The Gamma Quadrant

#6 May 27, 2009
Captain Love wrote:
Thursday. Time again for the token column.
That's odd. I put that "token" in my "gumball machine" and only a good, uplifting story came out. Scholarship is a good thing, remember? Don't be scared of a smart black man, "Captain". He won't sink your loveboat.
smarter rthe david

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 May 27, 2009
Mark wrote:
We need more educated black young men.
True but David Squires is not the one as he will never be educated sure he has a degree ( or so he says) David Squires is to blacks what the KKK is to Whites there both the same .
Buford

Hampton, VA

#8 May 28, 2009
why are your articles centered around race? Move forward...not backwards, you might gain some respect with readers.
BeEmBad

Virginia Beach, VA

#9 May 28, 2009
I'll be glad when we can "judge a man by his character". If that was the case, the socialist Bobby Scott (card carrying member of the Democratic Socialist of America) would not be where he is and Obama would certainly NOT be where he is. There are many fully qualified blacks that would be excellent presidents or any other position, he is NOT one of them. Obama did NOT get where he is by experience or character.
Richard Harris

United States

#10 May 28, 2009
A sad commentary on Black America when only a tiny handful of its males can attain a minimum grade of a B (in an inflated system) and consider themselves as scholars. Used to require an "A".
FIGURES

Newport News, VA

#11 May 28, 2009
So what you are saying Mr. Squires is that there are several EDUCATED Rap stars? Aren't they the ones that 'herotise' killing the white man, the cops, each other and f ing their mothers, sisters and any ole thing out there? Wow...I'm impressed with the entire race...NOT!
RUSH10ME

Newport News, VA

#12 May 28, 2009
David Squires is the love child of Jessie Jackson and H.G Robinson .
HG needs a lobotomy

Newport News, VA

#13 May 28, 2009
Captain Love wrote:
Thursday. Time again for the token column.
Time for the racist HG to come out and defend his racist column
Mr E

Newport News, VA

#14 May 28, 2009
I think 377 is more than a tiny handful, and the "inflated system" that you refer to, I suppose, are AP classes which are weighed heavier than standard ones. Of course, that is because the courses are more rigorous and challenging. Furthermore, I think a lot of the classes now don't even use the old 10-point grading scale, so it is even more difficult to attain an A or B.

The problem I have with this article is that there is the following passage:

"Hopefully, more and more youths will heed that warning, and our community will move closer to a day where scholarship in general will be celebrated with the same fervor as we celebrate our star athletes and entertainers;" however, the 3rd and 4th paragraphs extol the virtues of two hip-hop artists...Kanye West and Sean Combs.

I hardly consider Sean Combs to be a role model for youth, despite his wealth and notoriety. From what I understand, he never even graudated from college. I don't think Kanye West did, either. How can they be lauded for scholarly accomplishments when both of them may have been dropouts?

If you want to hold up a real role model, how about Dr. Ben Carson?
ABOUT THE MONEY

Norfolk, VA

#15 May 28, 2009
Mark wrote:
We need more educated black young men.
What we really need is more educated youth, so we as a country can compete with the overseas market.
Snerdley

Birdsnest, VA

#16 May 28, 2009
FreeJet wrote:
<quoted text>
That's odd. I put that "token" in my "gumball machine" and only a good, uplifting story came out. Scholarship is a good thing, remember? Don't be scared of a smart black man, "Captain". He won't sink your loveboat.
Who is Jet and why should he be free?
Harris Teeter

Newport News, VA

#17 May 28, 2009
Richard Harris wrote:
A sad commentary on Black America when only a tiny handful of its males can attain a minimum grade of a B (in an inflated system) and consider themselves as scholars. Used to require an "A".
"377 black males holding 3.0 GPAs or better." Yeah, that is quite sad. You put that many scholarly black males in one place and you can barely see them all, it's that "tiny" a handful. But you would think there would be more academnic achievement in the Black community if you follow the regular daily news stories. The numbers just don't add up (using the "new" math or the "old" math). A black scholar "A" is really a white scholar "C" anyway, right?
VTECH PARENT

Hampton, VA

#18 May 28, 2009
The Daily Press needs to get software that authenticates name, address, and picture before comments are allowed to be made. The websites that do that have just as much dialogue but less off the wall commentary like this site.
FIGURES

Newport News, VA

#19 May 28, 2009
VTECH PARENT wrote:
The Daily Press needs to get software that authenticates name, address, and picture before comments are allowed to be made. The websites that do that have just as much dialogue but less off the wall commentary like this site.
So don't read it.

“I am A goat herder”

Since: Oct 07

Oceanside California

#21 May 28, 2009
Education doesn't mean S***!! there are plenty of educated mo fo's in prison right neow!
Nancy Reagan

Englewood, CO

#22 May 28, 2009
While conducting a recent inspection of the community, it was noted that several units have firewood stored on the patios and balconies. Firewood MUST be stored in a rack designed for storing firewood. Firewood stored directly on the patio or balcony floor will attract termites. In addition to elevating the firewood, please make sure the wood is not pressed up against the building structure. Any firewood that is not properly stored will be considered a covenants violation.

It was also noted that several patios and balconies are in need of cleaning. Please take advantage of the spring weather and sweep/mop your patio or balcony, wash the patio/balcony glass, and clean any patio furniture you may have. In addition, remove any broken furniture or items not considered for outdoor use

On behalf of The Board of Directors, I thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

Nancy Reagan

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