Crystal Wright

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Blacks' Loyalty to First Black President Got Blacks Nothing

President Obama is proof that when blacks elected a black Democrat to the White House based only on his "blackness," blacks get ZERO! In the past six years Obama has been president blacks have lost economic ground. The unemployment rate remains in the double digits and since the black president came to town, black wealth came down. Way down!

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Gets 'Black Attacked'

Apparently, there's a manual on "how to act black" floating around among black Americans and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is guilty of not reading it. In the spirit of full disclosure, neither have I. This hate is leveled by blacks towards other blacks, who speak standard, not broken, English and are or either aspire to be educated and successful.

Where's Obama on Ebola?

Where is President Barack Obama when you need him in a crisis? Pretty absent from the stage, unless he's pointing fingers at Republicans, disavowing knowledge of "situations" such as Obamacare's website woes, the IRS scandal, and the horror show at Veterans Affairs -- or simply refusing to take responsibility by retreating from the world.

Hillary and the GOP's Field of Dreams

The way Hillary Clinton is acting it seems to be a foregone conclusion she's going to run for president in 2016. First her book tour, then her visit to Iowa for Senator Harkin's annual Democrat steak fry, where she exclaimed, "I'm back!" And of course the recent birth of her granddaughter Charlotte, which seemed all too contrived by Chelsea to help turn her mother into the perfect mom, grandmother, wife and candidate.

For Some Strange Reason, Women and NFL Stand By Ray Rice

I don't know what's worse, Ravens football player Ray Rice knocking his then fiancée, now wife, unconscious in an elevator, the NFL protecting him, or women defending Rice for punching "an unarmed woman." All of the above are equally repugnant. But a woman, saying Rice's wife Janay Palmer deserved it, is disturbing.

Obama Sounds 'Bush Lite' in His Bomb Iraq Comments

If I didn't know any better, I could have sworn President Barack Obama channeled his predecessor President George W. Bush in his statement authorizing air strikes on Iraq. After blaming Bush for his fledging presidency all these years, I guess Obama has Bush on the brain.

DC Defines Pepper Spray as Firearm

Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn't stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly.

Hillary's Book Tour Previews a Rusty, Rich, Career Politician

For all the flirtation Hillary Clinton has done with the news media over whether she intends to run for president in 2016, you'd think she would have performed better on her book tour/campaign dress rehearsal. Before the tour and the bad reviews that "Hard Choices" was news-less settled in, Hillary, former First Lady and Secretary of State, sat down with ABC News' Diane Sawyer for an interview.

Bergdahl Release Reveals a Presidency Out of Control

As the news media cranked up the heat on the White House's disastrous handling of the Veterans Affairs scandal, President Barack Obama decided it was time to change the subject and make the news about him again. So what does he do? Obama finalizes the release of five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo in exchange for the Taliban's release of one American soldier.

Obama Accepts VA Secretary's Resignation But None of the Blame

CNN described President Barack Obama's announcement of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation "dramatic." I would call it a dramatic disgrace to our Veterans and another example of the president not holding his Cabinet Secretaries and other high level people in his administration accountable.

Obama and Holder's Number One Issue; Race

Listening to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama address Al Sharpton's National Action Network 16th annual convention last week, one would think Americans were living in the year 1964 not 2014. Holder pulled the race card blaming Republicans for criticizing him and Obama, merely because they're black.

Rumsfeld Comparing Obama to a Trained Ape Won't Help GOP Win Black Votes

Republicans just can't help reminding blacks why they should not consider voting for them, at least not seriously. In a Fox News interview, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld compared President Barack Obama to a "trained ape" for his failure to sign an agreement with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on the number of US troops allowed to remain in Afghanistan after 2014 to help with security.

Obamacare Looks Too Broken to Fix

When Republicans tried to delay the Obamacare individual mandate during the government shutdown, Democrats and President Barack Obama called them "meanies" and obstructionists. But when the Obama administration quietly had the Department of Health and Human Services announce Wednesday night it would extend the deadline for individuals to enroll in Obamacare, the media yawned as if to say "No, Big Deal."

Shutdown Stupidity: House Republicans No More Irresponsible than Obama

The federal government shut down and right now House Republicans look really stupid but so do the President and Senate Democrats. None of the three want to do the jobs they were elected to do: serve at the behest of "we the people." Everyone needs to grow up and if non-essential government workers don't get paid, I don't think the President or members of Congress should either.

Unlike Dr. King, Obama is Not Black

It's ironic America's first black president, who has done nothing but further polarize race relations in this country, would use the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. President Barack Obama isn't worthy of clinging to King's coat tails much less elevating himself to same stratosphere of King.

First Lady 'Doesn't Do' Hecklers Well

There's a song that says, "don't let it go to your head, no." Perhaps First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama should listen to its lyrics. It seems America's first black president -- as well as his wife -- have gotten so used to the coddling from the mainstream media that they believe they're above criticism or heckling.