Frederick Douglass on 5 July 1852 Rochester, NY HE who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has […]
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I said it yesterday that I would probably have to respond to some foolishness and like clockwork I was not disappointed. So last week Univision TV host Rodner Figueroa said that Michelle Obama looked like someone from the Planet of the Apes. Thankfully he was fired with a swiftness. I’m not even going to respond to his […]
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So I know I am a day late with this post but the Schomburg archives ate me yesterday so yea but I am here now to talk about this truly extraordinary movie! Selma was all I expected and more. Director Ava DuVernay and the exceptional cast truly brought a humanity to the people during a crucial moment […]
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I should have released a reader earlier but this week has been very hectic with jury duty and final classes and papers. I have included the links to some pictures that I saw on Facebook that are perfect descriptions of what is going on in the minds of many. Since I have been late to posting […]
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