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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time, but one of the comments on the Avatar post finally pushed me to do it.  I am just so tired of people using the dictionary in discussions of complex issues as if the dictionary definition trumps, well, everything.  No, people.  The dictionary is a […]


Quick heads up that I was on the blogger’s roundtable for News & Notes yesterday.  We didn’t get a chance to talk about the BlackBird browser, but we did talk about shoe throwing, weight gain, and smoking presidents (elect).


NPR Cancels News & Notes

The economic crisis is affecting NPR, naturally, and one of their responses has been to cancel two of their shows, News & Notes included.  I believe the story is that the show doesn’t bring in enough money in donations and has low ratings. I would be very interested in seeing the ratings breakdown of all […]


I don’t post much about TV stuff because I don’t watch a lot of TV. But when I do, because my tastes have always been eclectic and a little weird, I tend to watch weird eclectic stuff. Thus was born my love of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s a children’s cartoon. Yeah, I know. But […]


I know I put this in the BlackLights yesterday, but I’m still so appalled by it that I think it deserves its own post. In case you didn’t see it, there’s a new browser out called BlackBird, aimed at the Black community.  It’s essentially Firefox but rebranded, a new black and white theme, and some […]


Sorry if I confused folks last week making you think that I meant I wanted to meet for drinks last Friday.  I was just asking, in general, if there would be interest.  Looks like there is :)  So now let’s make it official: NYC folks, let’s meet for drinks this Friday evening, December 12, at […]


So the news that Clarence Thomas has asked the Supreme Court to consider whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship has hit the airwaves. This story is running all over the blogosphere and much as I hate to agree with Clarence Thomas he’s actually not selling out Obama by putting […]


I’m considering having an ABW NYC gathering since I know a few of you live in the city  Maybe on a Friday night we could gather at some watering hole and talk about how the white man is keeping us down or something :)  Anyone interested?


However, I have caved into pressure to put up an artist/writer page on Facebook.  Here it is. I’m not entirely sure what to do with it yet, but you can become my “fan”, start discussions there, write on my wall, and some other stuff.  If you’re on Facebook, that is.


So here’s the story as I understand it.  Every year at this elementary school they celebrate Thanksgiving by having the kids dress up as pilgrims and “indians”.  Parents, mainly those of Native descent, have begun to object to this for several reasons.  1. It’s a completely inaccurate portrayal of what went on when the pilgrims […]