According to the NYTimes, yesterday was the first time anyone had been killed during a Black Friday frenzy. I blinked at that, because it seemed to me that something like this had happened before. Maybe I was just remembering all the times people had been
This may all come to nothing, but it’s being widely reported that Patterson Joseph has been asked to play the lead in Doctor Who and he’s either thinking hard or has accepted the role. For those of you who don’t know Doctor Who, it’s an
Last year on the anniversary of 9/11 I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition and their coverage of the memorial stuff going on at the WTC site. I was struck by the structure of the ceremony — there wasn’t just the reading of the names,
Black people in California =/= All Black People 10% of population =/= 100% of the problem ~30% of Black Californians Who Voted NO on Prop 8 =/= People you can spit on, blame, rage at, and dismiss, then turn around and expect to support you.
Call me a pessimist. As overjoyed as I was to see Obama become our next president (sane! also black. but SANE!), a part of me held back from celebrating with as much abandon as I really wanted to. This is because another part of me,
Last night America elected its first black president. We made history, as everyone still enjoys saying. And I think we’ve earned the right to bask in the glow for a little bit. But listen, there’s still a lot to be done. First and foremost, it
He swept straight past McCain to victory. I am laying on my floor trying to catch my breath. Because this happened in my lifetime. And I cannot believe that I got to see this day.
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Anyone who reads this blog is well aware of how important tomorrow is. Though I have a day job, I suspect I’ll spend most of the day and night looking at election coverage and the growing clusterfuck that is mismanaged polling places. I’ll update the
You would think that any headline reading: John McCain ‘endorsed by al-Qaeda supporters’ Would actually be from the Onion. Or something the McCain campaign would say about Obama. But no. In a message broadcast on the password-protected al-Hesbah site, the group said they would also