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Where Have All the Negroes Gone?

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 22, 2000
This wasn't my fight, this Transatlantic Business Dialogue. You know it as TABD. I call it The Association of Big Daddies or, better yet, a group of insanely wealthy white guys controlling how the r  

Killing Us Softly

0 Comments · Thursday, November 16, 2000
"But common things surprise us." ­ Gwendolyn Brooks Today I am black licorice, twisted and shiny. I feel particularly black. When cops keep on killing us, it's akin to stuffing a powder k  

Shut up, Already

0 Comments · Thursday, November 9, 2000
He looked more like he belonged on the block slinging rocks -- 'do rag wrapped tightly around his head, red, white and blue Tommy Hilfiger warm-up suit and spankin' new white Nikes. He was a big br  

The Texecutioner's Song

0 Comments · Thursday, November 2, 2000
I've tried to remain incognegro on the political tip. But all the negative advertising, the onslaught of minute-by-minute campaigning updates, polls, percentage points and the grave significance of   

Get the Lead Out

0 Comments · Thursday, October 26, 2000
God knows why kids find the taste of lead paint chips and lead dust appealing. Maybe they wouldn't if the stuff weren't prevalent where they live and play. Earlier this week, folks from CLEARCorps   

Them Changes

0 Comments · Thursday, October 19, 2000
Listening to P. Anne Everson-Price, Kathy Wade, Bill Caffie, Eugene Goss, Mike Wade, Steve Schmidt and all the others wail and play the Blues, it was suddenly disconcerting to be handed a clipboard   


0 Comments · Thursday, October 12, 2000
VersusFollow for now. You have Kenny G, we have Charlie Parker. You have Bette Midler, we have Chaka Khan. You have George Washington, we have the Rev. Jesse Jackson. You have Dennis Rodman, we  

Jazz Can Really Hang You up the Most

0 Comments · Thursday, October 5, 2000
This isn't supposed to make Laura Gentry out as some kind of hero or martyr. But you have to give it up to a woman who, in this be-all-you-can-be-high-tech-get-it-just-to-have-it world, does the w  

Touched by an Angel

0 Comments · Thursday, September 28, 2000
Prelude: Mable Harris, the subject of a springtime CityBeat cover story (issue of March 2-8), died suddenly on Sept. 22. Harris was profiled in these pages because on Dec. 1, 1955 she was a 10th-gr  

Leave the Money on the Dresser

0 Comments · Thursday, September 21, 2000
The Artist who was and is again Prince once offered the musical command, "Ass up, face down, bitch!" As one of the countless disgruntled, disenfranchised, set aside and cynical nonwatchers of the B  

The Beauty Politic

0 Comments · Thursday, September 7, 2000
Q: What did the black woman with the raggedy fingernails and the suspect weave say to the Korean beauty supply shopkeeper and nail technician? A: Gimme the airbrush background and the glitter tips   

Let Us Now Praise a (Not So) Famous Man

0 Comments · Thursday, August 31, 2000
You probably didn't know Dan Jenkins. I didn't either, really. But I have to talk about him. I'm given only 700 words in this space, and I've spent every day since last Thursday thinking of how to   

What's in a Name?

0 Comments · Thursday, August 24, 2000
Pooh hadn't been expecting us so early. But there we were -- three hot, hungry, tired and sun-baked black women and a 1-month-old infant -- collapsed in a rear booth at the Queensgate Frisch's. We'  

I See Your Jew, And Raise You One Negro

0 Comments · Thursday, August 17, 2000
You've either been under a rock or a cast member of Big Brother if you've not heard that Vice President and presidential hopeful Al Gore -- aka Action Figure Ken -- chose Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lie  

Read, White and Black

0 Comments · Thursday, August 10, 2000
Let's get one thing straight right off. I am a Negress -- the title bestowed by an angry white reader -- with a column and, therefore, I will always have the last word. That said, let's review: Whi