Stories by Farai Chideya

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Posted on: Sep 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Will voters of color ever take to any of the smaller political parties out there? Farai Chideya explores this in her new book, "Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters."

Posted on: Jul 19, 2004, Source: The American Prospect

"To my knowledge, and correct me if I'm wrong, no one from your campaign or the Democratic Party has made a serious connection to the hip-hop political movement."

Posted on: May 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On 'Friends,' hot tubs, and other random thoughts on a cultural moment that passed me by.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

From fingerprinting foreign visitors to grounding international flights, our nation is closing its doors in the name of security -- at what price?

Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Democrats have to reclaim the language of opportunity to appeal to the acquisitive hip-hop generation, who want immediate rewards for the fruits of their labor.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2003, Source: AlterNet

As a child, I dreamed of the boy with the afro who sang and spun on his heels like a miniature James Brown. I wish that boy had become a man.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Jessica Lynch and Shoshanna Johnson underwent nearly identical ordeals in Iraq. But only the white soldier's story made the cover of Time magazine.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Progressives/left/liberals/you-name-it must move beyond the politics of opposition, where what's bad for America is good for the President's foes.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The most troubling aspect of the Boykin incident is not the general's religious warmongering, but the Bush administration's reaction to his comments.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Before we get too comfortable bashing Limbaugh, we should question the negativity in our own lives.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Let's make every day an emotional state of emergency.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Africans are often cast as poor imbeciles in need of Western assistance. All that Africa needs to help itself is access to its own wealth.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2003, Source: AlterNet

I'd like to propose a name for the next massive raid: Operation FUBAR. This is a military acronym for F*ed Up Beyond All Recognition, a phrase which certainly seems to fit our failed empire building exercise in the desert.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Viruses and worms are turning the Web into the equivalent of a booby-trapped jungle. Enter at your own risk.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

We'd all love to think that energy is unlimited; the East Coast outage tells us otherwise. Still, we might as well make the best of it ...

Posted on: Aug 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Taking a page from Studs Turkel's oral history playbook, author Tricia Rose lets women speak for themselves in 'Longing to Tell.'

Posted on: Jun 30, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The passing of America's longest-serving senator raises a whole heavenly host of questions.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The first in a series on American values and principles explores examples past and present of the difficulty and rewards of being true.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Today's resignations at the Times do nothing to answer the real question facing journalism: is it is still relevant to the lives of Americans?

Posted on: May 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

I was doin' my end-zone dance cause I figured I'm a millionaire now, when my roommate came home and harshed my high. He was, like, you're not gettin' any of this money, dude.