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Today in Post-Race History: What I (Had) Meant to Say Was…

There are 3 things my Grandma Charlotte used to tell me all the time:  1. That books are my friends; 2. That she is always right–even when she’s wrong (she’s right); and 3. It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.  I remembered that last point when I heard about Senate Majority Leader […]

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The police need to teach corporations like the NBA

(response to “NBA needs to teach guys like Arenas”) In the early hours of the Arenas debacle—the post-suspension one, commentators took to the airwaves, blogs, and news sites to talk about what changes the NBA would need to make, to not only teach Gilbert Arenas a lesson, but to teach all the other boys in […]

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The First Step is Acknowledgement: I Have Class Privilege

Aloha . . . Mahalo . . . Hula . . . Hana Hou . . . are a few Hawaiian words I’ve learned this week while visiting Hawaii. You know, I think Hawaii is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen with its luscious green mountains and its sparkling blue beaches. There is something […]

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Hate The Fags…Just Don’t Kill Them? WTF

They said it would make my life better. They said I would find my “purpose.” It was my 8th grade school year. My pastor said I should read this book that would change my life. The name of the book was A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. It’s always interesting to reflect back to […]

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D.C. Theatre: How Politicians Steal The Show

Sometimes I feel like life is one big reality show. I can’t say that I’m an avid follower of “For the Love of Ray J”, “The Bad Girls Club, or “The Real World”. However, I do know that drama and ratings are positively correlated. Many of the stars on the reality shows go on to […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.”  Yeah.  I suck.  But it’s not my fault–this time.  I just spent more than 2 hours at a Verizon Wireless store because my Nokia Twist broke (in half).  Ok, so maybe I broke it on New Year’s Eve.  Anyway, the […]

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Weekly News Roundup

December 28, 2009 – January 3, 2010

The science of science education Irving R. Epstein, LA Times, January 3, 2010 Chace Baptista: A young voice heard Linda Borg, Providence Daily-Bulletin, January 3, 2010 Texas schools see more minority, poor kids Gary Scharrer and Ericka Mellon, Express News, January 2, 2010 Heroin scourge has moved from black to white areas Keith Herbert, Newsday, January […]

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Avatar Wasn’t So Bad…

I was going to write about New Year’s resolutions but let’s be honest half of you have already fallen off the wagon anyway so there’s no use in wasting time and space here. Anyone who knows me knows that I am critical of racial representation in popular media. I raise a lot of dust anytime […]

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Weekly News Roundup

December 21, 2009 – December 27, 2009

Daley 2009 — flubs and fiascoes; Privatizing parking meters, failing to win Olympic bid leave the mayor reeling Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times, December 27, 2009 Teens find a place they can call their own Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, December 26, 2009 A Random Shooting Disrupts a Life, but Good May Follow Don Terry, The New […]

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It’s 2010, Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! Wow, can you believe its 2010? Another decade ending which for me is a little exciting and a little worrisome because its means I am getting older and more cynical. I realize that I cannot go to a movie like Avatar and not see how the white’s imagination pictures itself as both […]

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