Monthly Archives: February 2017

Wordcraft: Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Listening to the replay of Tanya Free’s recent radio show reminded me that I should share my thoughts about Arlie Russell Hochschild’s National Book Award-Nominated work, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. (Ahem) I did … Continue reading

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Charles M. Blow to Trump Cheerleader I’m Not Your Petting Zoo Animal

  I love Charles M. Blow. I may not always agree with him, but he’s on point most of the time and is a fiery writing reflects a constant synchronization of signals with the African diasporic struggle. If you have … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Al Jarreau

You would think years of false alarms about the death of seven-time grammy-winning singer Al Jarreau would prepare me for hearing about his actual departure today. But they didn’t. Jarreau belongs to a very small circle of vocalists who won … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: Can Your Personal Medical Data Put You in Jail?

We could simply praise the brilliant police work that led to the arrest of Middletown resident Ross Compton for allegedly setting his home on fire. Or we can be alarmed by what appears to be a pillar stripped away from … Continue reading

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Coons, Trump and Saving Chicago

I’m going to break an editorial rule for this blog and cover more than one main idea — namely cooning and lowering the City of Chicago’s crime rate.  You place the blame Donald Trump’s debut Black History Month event as … Continue reading

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Sunday Smack: What Will Trump’s “Deal” for Black Colleges Look Like?

Black college lovers who suffer from Trumpxiety may have plenty to say about this week’s Sunday Smack: BuzzFeed News reported that the White House — through its public liaison leader Omarosa Manigault — is drafting an executive order concerning historically Black colleges … Continue reading

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Trump’s Alternative Black History: Endorsement of White Terrorism

After watching President Donald Trump get his talking point wrong about Frederick Douglass’ current status on earth, I percolated the idea of creating daily posts of the humorous sort about Trump’s Alternative Black History — but ultimately decided against this … Continue reading

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