A Spirit Rising Steadily To The Shore →
PEOPLE POWER poem by Leonard Cervantes I am a spirit sweeping steadily to the shore like sea foam on the Sulu breaking at wave’s peak then crashing down your palace of sand I am a hand thumb outstretched and pointing high to the heavens to topple the monopoly then a middle finger to Uncle Sam because I taught the world democracy I am a rhythm I want to tango with tanks singing songs of...
Israel Loosens Gaza Blockade To Allow Rebuilding →
Netanyahu has a heart, I see. I’m still secreting for a two-state solution, agreeable to both sides. I find it rather difficult though to support Israel’s causes (especially Netanyahu’s) after the imposed war about six months ago. If anything, the Palestinians have more rights to demand and assert for their needs considering the oppression they’ve had to endure. This...
Ten Great Books That Are Not So Great →
Finally, an affirmation that I am not crazy because Cormac McCarthy’s ”The Road” nearly killed me with boredom.
We Are Alex →
We walked out of El Rio last night with heavier hearts; “Fruits of War” has made its mark. The piercing reality that these individuals - Alex, Weazel, Duke and others - live each day almost invalidates any misgivings that I might or might’ve experienced. The documentary on the lives of these reformed gang members provides a stark conception of a life after violence, and the...
"To A Lady Who Laments The Harshness Of My Voice"...
It’s just that when I go out, the first thing I see is a drifter digging through garbage. Sometimes a mad woman is resting her misery in the shade in front of my house. And the void of her insomniac eyes casts a pall on the morning light. Street corners and stoplights overwhelmed with people selling everything … swarming children throw themselves at the cars to wash them ...
"The Ivy League Effect" [Skip Gates] →
It has always been my belief that in analyzing a certain issue, specially a controversial one, all supporting/dissenting voices are needed to be heard and brought to the table. For the past weeks, Skip Gates’s arrest has been all over the national and local media, which has even invoked a comment from the President (a statement that I am duly agreeable to). Out of all the articles/reports...
China Safari:The Chinese Economic Expansion in...
The economic situation in China causes much alarm in the Western hemisphere, while the situation in Africa elicits compassion. Nevertheless, the West’s (particularly the United States) attention is focused on both areas although with varying scope, degree and gravity. Whereas China is perceived as competition, Africa’s that of charity. But what happens when the financially-stable nation and the...
Am I, Yes.
The inter-racial [W&A] couples who have mysteriously descended upon the Blue Danube to rub their partnerships in my face have all upped and disappeared. I have nothing wrong against these couples except that I see clearly the varying positions of power present, and I am terrified of what may play out within the length of these relationships. With their exits, I am slightly overjoyed. I scan...
Obama and Palestine: Standing for Something or... →
“You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.” So far, President Obama’s words show he stands for something. But where Palestine and Israel are concerned, his actions show he’ll apparently fall for anything, at least if there is enough pressure from the Jewish lobby behind it. (Excerpt from the article)
What Do You Call a Black Man with a Ph.D? →
A legitimate, detailed account of what transpired prior to Gates’s arrest by Lawrence Bobo, W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University & Gates’s friend.
I hate www.ticketmaster.com
For a $27.50 ticket, the website charges the following: $1.50 for a “Building Facility” charge $8.60 for convenience $5.40 for order processing WTF?
Bad Ass Item #1: Underground Crewed
The beautiful kids of SF Upward Bound <3
Down with Khamenei-jad →
I feel like that I’ve been delving too much into the other aspects of my life, thus diminishing that automatic button I used to have in my head when it came to free-writing.
Somebody please stop Pat Buchanan! →
“…this has been a country built basically by white folks.” Please. Rants - tomorrow.
The First Hundred (Dog) Days
Ben Greenman writes as Bo Obama, the First Dog. Best Op-Ed ever! <3 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/opinion/17greenman.html?_r=1
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: A Racial...
RaceWire intern Anusuya Siravam discusses key racial justice points to be taken into consideration upon screening of the wildly popular film. http://www.racewire.org/archives/2009/07/your_racewire_racial_justice_v_1.html
PTSD Ignored →
The effects of war, and the government’s ignorance of what REALLY happens.
J. Valentine: She’s Worth The Trouble
I’m busy fucking the world and giving the universe my damn tongue.– Lil Wayne
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I believe in nothing if not action.– Ralph Ellison