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i philosophize. And play Guitar Hero. Most of the time i do both simultaneously.

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Occupy Wall Street and the Changing Face of Activism

While the issues surrounding the #OccupyWallStreet movement are of deep significance to me, I have to admit that I’ve been more impressed with the way the movement was born and has continued to grow.

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Just Because They’re Big…

I have really big boobs. They are humongous. I’m a shade over five feet tall with enough rack for three women. They draw a ton of attention. This, I know. But just because they’re huge does not mean we all get to touch them or remark about them. Thanks. One of my mentees has been […]

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First Comes Love…

I’m not the girl who has kept a wedding scrapbook. I don’t have a list of vendors, bridesmaids or any remote vision of what “my wedding” day will look like. There’s not a single color scheme, flower arrangement or style of dress in my mind. I’ve never been much for ceremonies so perhaps that’s the […]

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty and the Burden of Proof

Troy Anthony Davis was killed by the state of Georgia last week. His trial, conviction and the refusal to reverse said conviction is a textbook example of the problem that the burden of proof has started to shift to the party charged with the crime and away from those who prosecute. In a hearing last […]

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Capital Punishment

By this time, I hope you’ve all heard of and joined the battle to stop the execution of Troy Davis. I don’t know where his fate will stand at the time that this is posted but I do know that I disagree with his fate resting in the hands of such a foul and uneven […]

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Arizona State’s “Blackout”

On any given Saturday it’s not unusual for a camera to pan a stadium full of fans and land on a group that has covered in body paint in their school’s colors. This body painting practice is ubiquitous and was probably never given a second thought until a few Arizona State University students showed up […]

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Nightmare Football

I’m going to try something new this football season. I’m going to actually try to understand football. I’ve always been a casual fan, and way more interested in the business of football but I’ve never taken the time to learn the nuances of the game. Since the NBA has divorced me, I figured now is […]

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The Perils of Desegregation

Integration, while necessary, cost us more than we might have initially thought. I’m not the first person to make this statement and I won’t be the last. Simply put, the costs of integration were high. Before integration became federal law, Black people lived in tight-knit communities where they went to school with familiar faces, patronized […]

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Five Years Natural

A couple weeks ago marked my fifth year with fully natural hair. Five years of split ends, single strand knots, tangles, detangling, home remedies, expensive conditioners, cheap conditioners, no-pooing, pre-pooing, more detangling, oil rinses, tea rinses, moisturizing, sealing, baggying and reading every blog, forum and article about natural hair I could find. And here I […]

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The Help

This weekend, I saw the much criticized/acclaimed movie The Help. I had planned to keep this a secret, to never tell a soul, and pretend this never happened. But, I wanted to have an opinion about the movie so I bought a ticket to The Smurfs and saw The Help instead (I wanted to see […]

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