Time Magazine Top 100

According to Managing Editor, Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people (with Beyonce on the cover) are significant achievers of the past year and likely to continue their powerful ways. One assumes those already showcased in past issues, are less likely to currently appear. Remember the criteria is…

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White Supremacy, Reality TV, and The African-American Woman
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White Supremacy, Reality TV, and The African-American Woman

The history of African-American women in America is one in which there has been much joy and a lot of pain. It is not easy being a woman in this society, particularly an African-American woman because they have three strikes against them. They are women, strike one. They belong to…

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This Year’s Olympics

Any foreigner in Britain in 2012 must think the country was going through another world war. The amount of jingoism, flag-waving, anthem singing and hyperbole spilling out of the national media has gone into overdrive, suddenly proclaiming this country to be the 'greatest country ever', a claim that hasn't been…

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The Door to Anderson Cooper’s Glass Closet

“To be closeted is to be ‘dishonest,’ to be out, ‘making a big deal.’ It's not just about the fundamentalists and the queer-bashers—good, decent liberal people with the best of intentions can make negotiating the heterosexual world tiring, traumatising and even occasionally dangerous.” ~blogger tiger beatdown RIFF (spoken): I…

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