Crystal Wright

CP Op-Ed Contributor


  • Black Celebs Defend Cosby: Rape Ain't Nothing

    The way black celebrities are defending Bill Cosby in the face of new evidence proving Cosby gave a woman Quaaludes to violate her sexually, you'd think rape is okay if a black man like Cosby does it

  • Hillary's Back: And She Expects to Be Elected Because She Is a Woman

    In a low-key tweet, Hillary Clinton announced she's running for president AGAIN in 2016.

  • 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.

  • Detroit Residents of Every Color Should Pay Their Water Bills

    There's nothing in the United States Constitution stating Americans have the right not to pay their bills. In fact, the Declaration of Independence, which gave birth to our nation, notes the only unalienable rights we have are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.