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Kathy Y. Wilson

Giving Something Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
I am not a card-carrying anything. Even my video store membership is in peril. Neither am I a political animal. Usually I vote according to my needs -- not according to polls, scandals or the great  

Who You Are

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2004
You are eavesdropping. If we all spoke honestly to an unseen documentarian about gender, race and class, our diatribes would be manipulated by the seer's conceptualization of us. But it'd be li  

Cover Story: Care, There, Cry, Give

Women's Issue 2004

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
"All that she said was true/Give her some time, give her some space/All that she meant was good." -- Bjork Watching National Insecurity Advisor Condoleezza Rice misappropriate the truth dur  

Cover Story: Strivers' Row 2004

Women in Kathy's vision

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Here are a few of my favorite strivers. Pull up a seat, ladies. Are station bosses punishing her or is she just intrepid as hell? Either way, Channel 5 news reporter Monica Abler's seemingly 24-hour  

Be My Girl

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
"Take a load off, Annie/ take a load for free/ take a load off, Annie, and you put the load right on me" -- "The Weight," Robbie Robertson My bedroom is the center of my life. Because of what g  


0 Comments · Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Students and faculty at Columbine High School staying home Tuesday to observe the five-year-old carnage wreaked by two geeks says, "We're here!" New time and day, same program. (Announcer: The stud  

Bush League

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 14, 2004
On last weekend's Saturday Night Live spoof of the 9/11 hearings, Janet Jackson did a better Condoleezza Rice than Rice herself, who did a far superior impression of Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth dur  

Black Class Complexities

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Money is the new crack for America's monied black middle class. Settle yourselves. No one's begrudging the African-American (wo)man's green-eyed quest to validate the hyphenated American scheme. G  

Mamma Dearest

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
I've known my mother for 39 years, and I never thought we'd both get this far. We are humorously fatalistic. Pry us away from the contextual frame of our mother-daughter relationship and we'd still  

Looking for Mercy Street

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
My father is an old and emotionally brittle man convicted of gross sexual imposition for molesting young trusts. He spent 180 days in the Hamilton County Justice Center two years ago. Where he'll sp