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tamara

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

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm October 19, 2011 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…

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm October 12, 2011 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 […]

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First Comes Love…

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm October 5, 2011 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 […]

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty and the Burden of Proof

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 28, 2011 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 […]

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Capital Punishment

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 21, 2011 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 […]

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Arizona State’s “Blackout”

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 14, 2011 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 […]

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Nightmare Football

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm September 7, 2011 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 […]

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The Perils of Desegregation

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm August 31, 2011 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 […]

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Five Years Natural

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm August 24, 2011 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 […]

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The Help

By tamara @tamaracg 12:00 pm August 17, 2011 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 […]

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