Now that he’s 6 years-old, he doesn’t look like this anymore, but he’s still a sharp little dude. Happy Birthday, Miles!!!
In The Annotated Uncle Tom’s Cabin edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Hollis Robbins, Gates reconsiders Harriet Beecher Stowe’s effective use of sentimentality in virtually sanctifying constructions of Uncle … Continue reading
When 29 year-old Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo used a banned chokehold maneuver that would kill Eric Garner, it was all good ’cause the Officer perceived himself as using a “wrestling … Continue reading
Since my son’s been in pre-school, Social Studies, I’ve learned, has nothing to do with time. I guess I sorta understand why given that young children, even when they can … Continue reading
Well, if you thought brutality looked like the welts on the back of an enslaved man named Peter, William Brown’s charred body, or Emmett Till’s battered face, then here’s a … Continue reading
Dear Black Children, As cute and adorable as you are, cuddly in a way that Kadir Nelson expertly captures in nearly every image he draws, your beauty and our … Continue reading
The “Eyes on Ferguson” discussion below exemplifies concrete, definite, and specific language: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough reveal what occurs when concrete, definite, and specific language is totally misunderstood: Michael … Continue reading
I’ve never seen Kenny Leon’s version of A Raisin in the Sun featuring Sean “Diddy” Combs as Walter Lee Younger. I was aware that many trained actors were disappointed in … Continue reading