11 Sharp Black Commentators You Should Be Following

July 27, 2010  |  

Jonathan Capehart

Twitter Handle: @CapehartJ

Web: Washington Post

Excerpt: On Why Obama ‘Can’t Show Anger’… “There are a number of questions to be considered here: whether there are certain ways it is acceptable for black men (as opposed to others) to behave, whether it is fair or appropriate to define Obama or his presidency in terms of his being a black man, and whether Obama should emote just to please the media or anyone else. As one Democratic strategist told me: ‘I don’t need my president to feel my pain. I need my president to take on problems and solve them.’ This is where I and the American people are in agreement.”

About: Johnathan Capehart is a Washington Post editor and reporter, who is known for his unapologetic perspectives on race and politics as well as his uber on-air poise. As one of the few openly-gay media personalities, Capehart champions gay rights issues alongside other civil rights issues. He is a thought leader who continues to represent for the intelligent brothas.

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