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Conversations on Trump’s America: How Much Will Black Lives Matter Now?
Posted on: Dec 20, 2016, Source: Capital and Main
Number one: We need to build a defense around immigrants.
Obama as Folk Hero: To Be What He's Trying to Be (Black, Idealistic and President) Is Nothing Less than Superhuman
Posted on: Feb 2, 2016, Source: University Press of New England
Obama's had unprecedented importance for black people. We even forgive his blunders, because he's one of the family.
Rice and the New Black Paradigm
Posted on: Feb 2, 2005, Source: LA Weekly
When it comes to black history, Condi makes cynics of us all.
Bringin' Da Funk
Posted on: Aug 9, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
"In yet another American political performance, black people yet again dutifully did their part."
Posted on: Jun 1, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
When Bill Cosby chastised blacks for racism, he revealed his own demons, and ours.
Duped by Wal-Mart
Posted on: Apr 1, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
Employing devious tactics, Wal-Mart managed to fool an 82-year-old woman into becoming a poster girl for Wal-Mart. That's one customer lost.
Posted on: Mar 7, 2004, Source: LA Weekly
A black population with a slave past is done in by killing indifference. Sound familiar? In the end, in the eyes of the most powerful country on Earth, black folks just don't matter, and poor black folks matter least.
Black Like I Thought I Was
Posted on: Oct 6, 2003, Source: LA Weekly
The surprising outcome of a DNA test proves a man's race while throwing his blackness into question.
Department of Homegirl Security
Posted on: Apr 27, 2003, Source: LA Weekly
The war forced me into an absolutism I never had and don't quite like. In this newly divided world, you're either with me or against me.
Thoroughly Modern Mammy
Posted on: Dec 22, 2002, Source: LA Weekly
Of coons, pickaninnies and the gold dust twins: Why do black curios stay chic?
HAL on Earth
Posted on: Sep 26, 2002, Source: LA Weekly
Evolution Robotics' ER1 will open the pod bay door -- and pour you a beer.
The Empress's New Clothes
Posted on: Sep 22, 2002, Source: LA Weekly
Serena Williams, the world's top tennis player, is known for a mean backhand, a killer serve and the sexiest outfits ever to be worn on a tennis court.
Into the Groove
Posted on: Aug 15, 2002, Source: LA Weekly
Without Janet and Madonna, there'd be no Britney, or Christina Aguilera, or any number of aspirants to the dance throne who, interestingly enough, are not black anymore, but black-inflected.
Breakfast of Champion
Posted on: May 9, 2002, Source: LA Weekly
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who cast the lone dissenting vote in the House's measure to authorize military force in Afghanistan, tears up the roots of despair.
The Wonderful World of Lifetime
Posted on: Apr 25, 2002, Source: LA Weekly
Even as Lifetime's series "Any Day Now" fades into reruns, the show wins raves from loyal followers and new ones alike.
The Feminine Mistake
Posted on: Dec 11, 2001, Source: LA Weekly
Are whites making more progress in the gender wars than blacks? Is dressing skimpily in public an admirable goal? The hard questions of post-post-feminism catch up with one young writer.
White Man With Attitude
Posted on: Dec 3, 2001, Source: LA Weekly
How Randy Newman went from pop music's reigning schlub to movie-music royalty.
Waiving the Flag
Posted on: Oct 3, 2001, Source: LA Weekly
I understand America's need to fly flags, our need for symbols bigger than the biggest words. Then why was I shocked when my husband brought one home?
Float On: Talking with Forest Whitaker
Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: LA Weekly
What do hip-hop, black history and Japanese samurai culture have in common? Forest Whitaker explains in an interview devoted to his new movie, "Ghost Dog."
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