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Verse 0056

don’t believe the hype!

I cannot speak for the world
(good thing)
I cannot even speak for all of us
in the US
(though I may attempt it) 441 more words

Prov Thoughts

The Root: Zendaya Coleman in Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Not the Progress We’re Looking For

Zendaya Coleman is everything that anybody black, brown or biracial could look for in an admirable tween pop star. She’s talented; her Disney Channel show, … 1,168 more words

Jason Johnson Weekly Column

The Root: How Both Hillary Clinton and Black and Latino Journalists Blew Their Big Shot

There are a few people that I would wait an entire day to see on stage. Chris Rock if he was doing a live set with new material. 928 more words


The Root: How Donald Trump’s Self-Inflicted Wounds Let Hillary Clinton Off the Hook

“I’ve never seen anything like it.”

That was the response of Larry Sabato, my mentor and old professor from the University of Virginia, when I asked him during a radio interview to put the last week of the 2016 presidential campaign in context. 758 more words


The Root: American Savior, Three Takeaways from Donald Trump Convention Speech

On Thursday night, I sat in a booth with several other journalists and watched Donald Trump tell America he was going to save us.

He was going to save us from the undocumented immigrant criminals, the lazy politicians, the bad trade deals, the violence in our streets and the terrorism abroad. 642 more words


Politics of Being Woke

Read Professor Lawrence Ware’s post here at the Root.

For me, being woke means awakening to the pervasive, intersectional insidiousness of white supremacy. This awakening is not limited to people of color.

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