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Stop Making Sense

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Modern civil rights acts of civil disobedience have run off the rails and become something beyond counterintuitive; it’s become far-reaching, obtuse and even ironic.  

Auction Bloc

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
When Thom Shaw was alive, sometimes I would do a drive-by to see if his little black truck with the ARTWERK license plate was in the parking lot in Essex Studios. If it was and I had some time — because Thom Shaw could talk me under the table — I’d pull in and make my way back to his space.  

White Like Me

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
There is an entire generation of black women who owe our very nerdiness to David Letterman — the man and the show.  

Victim Language

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What amounted to the package of reporting on the shooting death of Gregory Douglas is woefully lacking in holistic reporting.  

B’more, Please Be More

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Snapshot: In 1968, Baltimore, Maryland, erupted in violent looting, rioting and fires as police clashed with citizens in the city’s streets just as cops in Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhoods were doing the same.   

Roughly Hewn Since 1965

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
I came from first love and lust then conflict, disbelief and, finally, resolution, and that has been the cycle of my life — not necessarily in that order — lo these last 50 years.  

Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If I were the parent today of a black child in America, my black child would never see the light of day without our entire black family in tow.  

Up in the Old Hotel

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Alms’ current status as neighborhood eyesore has been a long time in the making.  

The Indiana in Us All

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The signing of Indiana’s bill by Republican Governor Mike Pence giving Christians the legal right to refuse service to gays and lesbians is subversive and riddled with hate-mongering in the guise of protecting “basic religious freedoms.”  

Teach Your Children Well

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Shame on any parent or guardian of school-aged children who has never questioned the term “teaching to the test” and its residual pressures on teachers and students.  

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hillary Clinton is suffering so acutely from the Clinton Dynasty Syndrome she cannot see straight enough to come within the ZIP code of the right thing.  

Mother and Child Reunion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson (then, crazily, Wilson again) Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10. “Perhaps” because she finagled her age to the point that some of her sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died.   


0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Watching the Oscars Sunday night was fun and fanciful because there’s nothing like watching wealthy, accomplished white people “acting” racially guilty when they’re really quite comfortable in their homogeneous groupings.  

Liar. Liar?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ten-million-dollar baby and NBC newsman Brian Williams is guilty. He knows better than to insert himself right smack dab in the middle of the news he’s witnessed or reported directly, and because he did, he resorted to lying about them and himself.  

To Repel Ghosts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There is this joke among black people — remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in February because it’s the shortest month of the year.