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Inequity, Violence, Grief and Trauma: The Battlefield at Home

Ain’t nobody got time to cry in a war zone; where I live — “*even the birds sing bass”. –WordSlanger, (*Reginald Lockett) Anthony Lake, the head of UNICEF, observed during an Al Jazeera interview on the impact of war on … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of March 21. A Documentary Film by Sam Stroker: A Review

“An interrogation of race, power and justice in the contemporary United States, The Ghosts of March 21 focuses on the death of 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon and the factors that led him to kill four Oakland police officers before losing his life … Continue reading

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My Black President

I do not believe the presidency  of the United States of America is a sole proprietorship. I have  entertained a different idea every since I read Taylor Caldwell’s Captain’s and the Kings. Like most of the American public; I have often been instructed by fiction. … Continue reading

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Happy Cul-du-Sac: A personal deconstruction of North American Holidays.

I do believe in the New Year. I like how it involves reflection, resolutions and comes with a clean slate like the turning of a page. My birthday is January 4th so the Year for me personally really begins then. This is all very personal. But I don’t think I am alone in the generality of repurposing American Holidays by North American Africans. Continue reading

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