Kids In Shock

OMG My Teacher Blogs LOL LMAO

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Yesterday, my Google Image results showed up in my classroom computer. Not that it’s uncommon, but more who made it show up. A few of my students looked me up online and thought it’d be cute to revise my photos for some reason. Photo #1: Looking out towards the sky. Photo #2: Fresh in greyscale. Photo #3: Here’s lookin’ at you, kid. By the time I realized what was going …

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Here’s Where I Tell You About My Awesome Life

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Today, on my way to the late Ralph Mercado’s viewing at Riverside Church, I saw one of my heroes, a man who I’ve admired since my college years, the inimitable Felipe Luciano, former Young Lords founder and chairman turned journalist, turned politician. As I saw him, my face instantly froze. It’s been seven years since I’ve seen the man, but the impression he left on me has lasted with me …


This Blogging Shit Is No Joke

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Well, first, you’re going to have to excuse me for my terse language, but fuck it. If you’re subscribed, you know how I roll. The title of this post came from my reaction after reading a pair of prominent bloggers’ posts and almost made me jump out of my seat. Not because of the shock and awe so much as it’s like I’ve been telling people for almost 5 years …


Short Notes: 2009 and Beyond

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A few notes: Ever felt annoyed when you went onto a blog and you had to enter in a ton of information that’s already on one of your social media sites? Well, no mas! If you look to the right, you’ll notice that now you can use your Facebook account to comment directly onto my blog! It’s one of many features I’m proud to announce as part of my interaction …


Short Notes: They Don’t Pay Me Enough To Accept Your Comments

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A few notes: Now that the election is done, I gotta say: I still don’t think Barack Obama parted the Red Sea or anything like that, and thus, we should still be able to criticize him and his pending administration, especially his Clinton-centric transition team / Cabinet nominees, or so it seems. Not saying we should completely flatten him for moves he hasn’t even made yet (here’s looking at you, …

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Short Notes: I Live For This

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A few links: Problogger has the most comments I’ve ever seen for one post. Awesome on all ends. Electronic Village presents a video on Barack, Curtis, and the perception of manhood in the Black community. Cute babies at Boing Boing plead their innocence. They swear they’re not terrorists. You be the judge. The families of Brandon McClellan (Black man who was dragged to death) and Jennifer Hudson (mother and brother …


Express Yourself (Do It To It)

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I recently read an article about blogging that made me want to kick someone in the shins. I’d love to link it to you, but then I’d be violating one of his “seven sins” of blogging. :: gasp:: G_d forbid! Here’s the gist: basically he wrote a blog post using the seven deadly sins and correlating them to things people shouldn’t do in their own blogs. At first, it’s easy …


Yes, I’m Still Gonna Blog

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I just finished a PowerPoint for a presentation I need to do tomorrow for that big project that everyone / no one knows about. Even on vacay, I can’t go on vacay. It’s just not possible. However, I’ve been listening to some excellent music, drinking some quality beer, and learning and interacting with more people every single day. With that said, I can’t quit this blogging shit. I’m approaching 250, …


Me Sube La Bilirrubina (It Raises My Bilirubin)

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I’m honestly not that arrogant. I just like to call madness out for what it is. Eddie Griffin might be right: I’m insane, and that’s something to be congratulated. Watching Black in America over the last 2 days, at the encouragement ad nauseum of practically everyone in my Facebook, Twitter, etc., I’ve been somewhat reintroduced to the idea of Blackness and how applicable my own experience is to the ideas …


Domo Arigato, Mr. Vilson

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What’s been up with my writing lately, you ask? Crazy, mi gente. Crazy. I haven’t guest-posted on anyone’s site just yet (though I’m open to the idea), and I haven’t had a huge link from a big blog in a while, but certainly things are on the up and up. I already started looking into finishing my own book (finally), and got an offer to appear in another book (sweet), …