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Category : Black History

March 19, 2010

Earlier this year when I learned that the Census Bureau included the classification of “Negro” on the 2010 census form I didn’t think it was a big deal but ironically I do now. If you know me, then you know that I hate the term African American with a passion & that I

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February 19, 2010

Finding organic subjects is not always a easy thing to do during the cold Midwestern winters. I can’t wait until spring is here because I need to see colors other than white, gray, & brown. I'm longing to see red, purple, blue & yellow. I’m ready to see leaves, bee

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February 18, 2010

Jíbaro, mi negro lindo De los bosques de caña Caciques de luz Tiempo es una cosa cómica. Jíbaro, my pretty nigga. Father of my yearning for the soil, The land, The earth of my people. Father of the sweet smells of fruit in my mother's womb, the earth brown of my skin, the t

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January 19, 2010

Back in November 09, I was finally able to see the movie “Precious” (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire). I had not read the book prior to seeing the film, but friends who had “warned” me about what to expect. To put things mildly, what I was told really didn’t pre

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January 17, 2010

The last week, has been heavy since the news of the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. The images alone haunted my dreams fro days. The concern over what would happen to my brothers & sisters in the Diaspora in the wake of chaos, destruction & panic broke my heart, as I’m sure i

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November 9, 2009

I visited the Richard Avedon exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts today & I'm totally inspired by his work. The pieces displayed at the DIA give a glimpse into his extensive career as a trendsetting photographer & his commitment to diversity.His creative passion &

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November 1, 2009

I finally had my turn to see one of the most anticipated Black films this year today: “Good Hair.”Although I was very excited to see this film, I walked in with an open mind & no real expectations. With that said, I really enjoyed the film as a good piece of edutainment.

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July 8, 2009

Like millions of others yesterday, I stopped my life’s goings on to take part in one of the biggest celebrations of life that we may ever see for our beloved and sometimes misunderstood Michael Jackson.Watching the celebration online was totally surreal & I can only imagine

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July 7, 2009

Since we got the news well over a week ago, I have submerged myself into a Michael Jackson/The Jacksons/Jackson 5 musical coma while fighting back my emotions.On the day the world stood still, I had a hard time keeping myself together but I managed. I tried to focus on all of wha

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June 26, 2009

Yesterday on the drive home I was listening to “All Things Considered” on NPR like I do most days. If you are a NPR listener, you know all about “driveway moments," so lets just say that I had the worst driveway moment ever.My driveway moment started after anchor Robert

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…