Author: capblack

The Man Who Saved President Reagan’s Life

  Orland Park, IL police chief Tim McCarthy has a secret.     On March 30th, 1981 he wore a new suit to work as a special agent with the United States Secret Service. By days’ end he’d wear something else: The title of the man who saved president Ronald Reagan’s life!     I was in high school when the news broke that there was an attempt on President Reagan’s life. What happened that day is etched in my mind.           The video speaks for itself:   McCarthy heard the gun fire, turned, and...

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Wesley Autrey: Subway Hero & American Original

  Would you leap onto subway tracks and shield someone with your body, while a train rolled overhead?     Even the bravest balk at such a heroic challenge.   Wesley Autrey did just that January 2, 2007, and provided yet another example of what makes America great. Hard times have yet to beat decency out of us! Cameron Hollopeter had a seizure and fell on the tracks. Leaving his two daughters with onlookers, Autrey leapt down and assisted the man, fully conscious that a subway car would eventually come! Watch the Subway Hero describe what happened in his...

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Wanted: More Jackie Robinsons

  I grew up in the ” Black Is Beautiful ” era ( late 1960s-1970 ) Surrounded by Afros; platform shoes and EBONY magazine I chose another path alot more old school than theirs.   While I differed with the socialism openly embraced then, I credit that era for making it OK to stand up for ourselves. Consequently, I consider my Generation X to be Americas first generation of free American Blacks. Oddly, my biggest hero growing up actually pre-dated Black Power. I always felt an affinity for the clear cut world view of my grand parents generation. Jackie...

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Captain America’s Message To Today’s Patriots.

    Captain America has been a comic book inspiration for generations.   His superhuman patriotism is a welcome alternative to present attitudes. Born on the cusp of the Great Depression and World War II, Captain America is particularly relevant now as we grapple with a Great Recession and formerly named Global War On Terror ( GWOT ). I’m glad Cap has recently returned to the big screen. A country too “cool” to be patriotic may soon find itself out of business. Like us, he was an ordinary American with an extraordinary desire to serve our nation. While there...

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America Works – Just Not Perfectly!

  (Picture James Bo-Insogna Striking Photography)   America works!   Too many of us are told that some “ism” disproves all this nation represents. This leads to millions of resentful folks who can be marched to a socialist tune in a heart beat. Socialists LOVE discontent.   It’s where they plant their seeds against traditional values and the free market.┬áNotice they NEVER show up as much when times are good? My grandfather encountered the Depression Era variety as a student at a historically Black college. They used Jim Crow as a recruitment attempt and plied young Black scholars with...

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