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Sep.05.2013
Clement Alexander Price          “The story of African Americans was crafted anew into a poignant          commentary on individual and group progress under great pressure,           a story that over time became one of...
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Dec.11.2012
American troops in Iraq quietly observing the holiday spirit prior to the Iraq War's end. (Reuters photo by Saad Shalash) Why do you think certain creative works make such a powerful and lasting impact on a wide range of people? By way of example, consider the very edgy TV drama series...
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Nov.21.2012
U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice PresidentJoe Biden wave to crowds following their re-electionin 2012. (Reuters photograph by Jim Bourg)        “Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind       most of our colors are amazingly the same.”   ...
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Nov.01.2012
President Barack Obama greets NJ Gov. Christieto survey damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. (AFP photo by Jewel Samad)   Was it a matter of political irony or plain old-fashioned racism that prompted the lack of definitive media headlines proclaiming President Barack Obama––currently...
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Oct.22.2012
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney greet audience at presidential debate. (photo by Xhang Junxinhua, Zuma Press)              “I really think that one of the profound decisions the American      ...
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Oct.15.2012
Recently I found myself on the verge of crossing over from ambivalence into guilt due to the amount of time and creative energy devoted this year to online journalism and other forms of prose-writing as opposed to a more luxurious immersion into the rich flow of poem-making. There were actually at...
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Oct.01.2012
Reuters photograph of Mitt Romney by Jim Young.   Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at this point can claim with some justification that the media’s treatment of his “47 percent” comments, made at a private fundraiser in May in Florida, fall solidly in the category...
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Sep.15.2012
Novelist Philip Roth at reading table. (photo by James Nachtwey)    In his September 7, 2012, “Open Letter to Wikipedia,” acclaimed author Philip Roth made an appeal to the editors of Wikipedia. Posted in his blog for The New Yorker, he asked them to correct a statement he identified as...
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Sep.05.2012
Michael Clarke Duncan.  (photo by Duffy-MarieArnoult and FilmMagic)   Since his emergence during the 1980s and 1990s as a master of horror and suspense, author Stephen King has enjoyed popularity among a racially diverse reading audience. His popularity among African Africans likely...
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Aug.27.2012
Image frame from the video-poem Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael.                                   “It’s very important to keep the historical context in mind          ...