0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Usually, we lose power along the T-shaped
intersection where I live in Walnut Hills when somebody spits on the
sidewalk or a moderate wind blows through. So when the lights flickered
the first time in TJ Maxx, I knew what was up.
3 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Postmodern black American enslavement is quite a spectacle. Witness the temporary thunderclap of
comfort and the blinding shinola emitting from the upper middle classes
every time a black American charges an expensive purchase or, better
yet, uses payday Friday bill money to floss. All black everything.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In 300 years, when machines run the
earth, our robot scientist overlords will be able to study our ancient
society’s morals and taboos via what we allow and eventually embrace in
June 28-30 • Kings Island
0 Comments · Monday, June 25, 2012
Spirit Song Festival is once again taking over Kings
Island. The three-day features two dozen of Christian music’s most
famous artists. The lineup includes the likes of Switchfoot, TobyMac,
Owl City, Third Day and NEEDTOBREATHE, as well as Cincinnati’s very own
Mosteller. With such a mixed and well-known lineup, Spirit Song is might well draw its largest audience yet.
by Hannah McCartney
Two-day summit follows the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act forum in D.C.
The two-day U.S.-Africa Business Conference, which took place at the Westin Cincinnati Hotel in downtown Cincinnati, wraps up today, concluding a summit congregating business experts from across the world to discuss business concerns related to energy, transportation, water and sanitation. The conference, organized by the U.S. State Department, is intended to serve as a forum for Cincinnati area companies to connect with African business leaders in hopes of creating longstanding partnerships while helping African nations improve economy and infrastructure. It follows the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum which took place in Washington, D.C. June 14-15. The U.S.-Africa Business Conference is intended as a way to expand on the AGOA, offering U.S. businesses a platform to showcase business expertise to potential African clients and highlight investment opportunities in Africa for U.S. exporters and investors, according to the U.S. Department of State. Federal agencies that have participated in the conference
include the Departments of State, Transportation, Energy and
Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of the
U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Commercial Service-Cincinnati and the
Environmental Protection Agency. According to the U.S. State Department, Cincinnati was selected as the 2012 conference location due to its "potential to increase commercial partnerships with Africa at local, state and regional levels." The conference includes site visits to GE Aviation, CVG International Airport, EPA Testing and Evaluation Facility, Cincinnati State Renewable Energy Labs, Duke Energy Envision Center and others.
Recalling Rodney King and expectations of justice
3 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rodney King, long the butt of so many
jokes with lead-ins about failed civil rights, police brutality, racism
and profiling in the era of Arsenio Hall and NWA at the dawn of
videotaping everything before the “broadcast yourself” edict of
YouTube, the self-flagellating narcissism of reality TV and the faked
friendliness of Facebook, was found dead Sunday at the bottom of the
swimming pool he’d built himself inlaid with tiles with two dates.
The Blue Marble remains a hidden gem for young readers after 33 years of service
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The stairway to the Goodnight Moon
room at The Blue Marble serves as a portal to a simpler, more magical
time most of us recall as childhood. The local Fort Thomas children’s
bookstore this month celebrates 33 years providing literature for
children of all ages and interests.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
It’s been about 16 months since I met my
father for the first (and what looks like only) time. It would be
difficult to describe his presence in my life. For 40 years, he was an
absence, a void, a ghost in the machine; one that I can’t say I missed.
1 Comment · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I’ve got a problem. Some call it a problem, at least.
Personally, I prefer “fixation.” Better yet, a love. Passion. Interest.
Civic duty, if you want to be fancy about it. Ask any of my former roommates; they’ll
call it a compulsion. A quirk. The one descriptor they’ll use to sum me
up to their next roommate. “God, she had this weird thing about
recycling … drove me nuts.”
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2012
HBO’s Documentary Films Summer Series
presents a different intriguing, timely film each Monday through July
30. The series covers a vast array of topics, from social issues to pop
culture, each with a unique perspective. First up is One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal (9 p.m. Monday), a three-part documentary that sheds light on America’s complicated relationship with canines.