When I was growing up, it was academically en vogue to say that contrary to popular belief, the Civil War wasn’t a war about slavery, per se, but a war about state’s rights. In fact, we still use this presumption. This was a byproduct of
I don’t care that Rachel Dolezal is the President of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. I don’t care that she’s married to an African-American or that she feels an affinity and familiarity with the Black community.
One of my very favorite pieces of personal history, this is a clip (provided by Akeem Martin) of a duo poem I performed in 2006 during preliminary slams at Brave New Voices in New York City with my Baton Rouge teammate, Molly. Originally a solo
“Bloodline, for reference sake, feels like a less focused, melodramatic version of 24, sans the geopolitical threats to the American homeland.” During what many have hailed as the latest golden age of television, streaming content providers like Hulu and Netflix have thrived in recent years in large
Author’s Note: I wrote this a couple years ago after graduating from law school. I admittedly didn’t have the testicular fortitude to post it then, but with a whole new wave of college and graduate school graduates entering the workplace this summer and fall, I thought perhaps
The recent “Deflategate” saga, which has kept the NFL community gripped in nonstop suspense as the league peddles each new development like its own soap opera, has been defined by a few things. Tom Brady cheated, the Patriots are cheaters, they’ll do anything to win, will
INTRODUCTION The United States of America has always been, and remains, an ostentatiously unique political beast. It is a country of diverse but reliable traditions, Americans holding dearly to principles, ideas and philosophies in 2015 as though they are as fresh and vibrant as they