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Black Marvin Bullshit

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2003
When Marvin Lewis first came to town, pro-Bengal bobble heads slathered on him responsibilities that had nothing to do with U-turning a losing football team. According to them, Lewis' blackness cam  

Cop Eye for the Black Guy

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2003
People act like racial profiling doesn't exist. Do the math. They act like cops -- bad cops -- don't detain drivers based first on race and then, while they're at it, rifle through the car for anyth  

Not Wisely but Too Well

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2003
It's in your hands. The paper's first issue of its 10th volume is mellow momentum. CityBeat is at an impasse with itself. It's a beautiful curse to be simultaneously this young and this old in thi  

Princess in the Promised Land

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Welcoming another's baby makes grieving a dead infant unbearable. There goes Kennedy Anne Wilson. Here comes Francine Anne Blase. Three days after Kennedy, my niece, died at home from complications  

Got Minutes?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2003
First, I thought it would be dope to only have a cell phone. No land line, just a cellie. Much as I tire of talking on the phone, I took the cellular appendage not as a status symbol or a look-at-m  

What's Life Like?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Deadlines ticked closer, looming with loser status. Responsible parties called the party line wriggling loose from respective responsibilities. One person wanted me to know he's not racist and tha  

Guns 'N Roses

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2003
The thought of 60 white people carrying guns was enough to keep my black ass out of Northside last Sunday (see   

Works of Art(Works)

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Society rarely consults youth culture except to blame them. I linked with ArtWorks a few years back to shadow poet and actor Saul Williams when he came here to lead ArtWorks' apprentices in worksho  

Well Meaning

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Last week's What's the Matter with Self? exploded with fed-up rage and fear over the proliferation of white T-shirted black drug dealers. Black folks are mad over nigga shit. The pull of middle-cl  

What's Matter with Self?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2003
White T-shirted niggas look like pigeons. They flock and clock on corners and in doorways shittin' death onto white and black likewise niggas. Then these peddlers swagger past one another, Biggie-s