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Dyson to West: You Ain't That Important, Brotha

Michael Eric Dyson “went” on Cornell West at the National Action Network Conference for calling Rev. Al. Sharpton a “house negro,” and accused him and… 47 more words

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TV and Me, the Interviewee

By Tonette Joyce

Would I want to be interviewed on a big-time New York City TV talk show?

Such is our subject for this week and frankly, I don’t think so. 486 more words

Writing

MUST SEE: Tavis Smiley, Cornell West At Civil Rights Summit As Old Muppets (HILARIOUS)

 Guess who’s making an appearance at the Civil Rights Summit?

(Photo Source: BlackAmericaWeb.com)

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Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns: A Shout-Out (Updated)

Recently, I discussed Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns in a lecture on the Harlem Renaissance.  The renaissance, of course, would not have been possible without The Great Migration, that massive and historic movement of millions of African Americans from the the rural south the promises (and disappointments) of the urban North, and Wilkerson’s history is certainly the most sweeping – and most beautiful, in an epic and lyrical sense – exploration of the period to date.  1,051 more words

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Command and Control

We had a hydrogen  bomb melt down on the runway at the Indiana Bunker Hill Air Force Base in 1964. It was one of 5 Hydrogen bombs on a B-58 Hustler that was blown off an icy taxi-way by the exhaust from another airplane. 149 more words