Monthly Archives: January 2015

BLIZZARD BREAD-CHASERS

This is a summary of conversations I had today with a bunch of people about my response to NYC’s Snowmageddon: They: Did you go shopping for the blizzard? Me: Nah. They: Why not? It’s supposed to be a serious storm. Me: I … Continue reading

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KING ABDULLAH’S BLOOD-STAINED LEGACY

While President Obama and other Washington heavies give posthumous praise to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his “moderate” voice of the Middle East, I have a different set of memories… Under King Abdullah’s reign, unarmed protesters were shot … Continue reading

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WAR ON TERROR ALSO MEANS PLAYING WITH YOUR BRAIN

This should blow your mind—Americans think terrorism should be President Obama’s top priority, according to a recent Pew Research survey. Let’s follow this logic for a moment… Americans consider terrorism a more pressing matter to address than the economy, race … Continue reading

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STATE OF MADNESS

You didn’t think I’d be silent about President Obama’s State of the Union address, did you? First, we hear that Obama couldn’t push through his true agenda because of Republican Congressional opposition—even though his Democrats dominated both houses during the first … Continue reading

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REMINDER: WHO KILLED MLK

Instead of taking time out during Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday to recognize his contributions to creating a just and more civil society, I find myself spending more time thinking about his assassination. And thinking about his death almost invariably … Continue reading

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THE OSCARS DIDN’T GET THAT POST-RACIAL AMERICA MEMO EITHER

While Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, an African American, responded to the absence of Oscar nominations for Black folks this year by hoping for increased diversity in the future, news show-hosting civil activist and preacher Al Sharpton has called … Continue reading

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THIS (PAST) WEEK IN FREEDOM

While the world may be aware of the millions of marchers in France who expressed support for the Charlie Hebdo employees who were murdered by terrorists for exercising their freedom of the press, I thought a roundup of other recent … Continue reading

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AN ALBUM (OR TWO) IN MY HEAD (0060)

ANDY BEY PAGES FROM AN IMAGINARY LIFE HIGH NOTE 2014 Andy Bey has a high position on my shortlist of favorite living Jazz vocalists, even though his discography is disappointingly thin. He also appears to be full of surprises like … Continue reading

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FBI SKETCH OF SUSPECTED NAACP BOMBER RELEASED

Take a good look at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s sketch I posted since it’s supposed to be a person of interest  connected with the bombing near the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Colorado Springs office. Assumimg … Continue reading

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