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Success Is A Process, Not An Event

January 21, 2009 Jose
Barack Obama as Jackie Robinson

The following is an excerpt from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewing Former Gen. Colin Powell, who commemorated the inauguration of Barack Obama, our 44th President. BLITZER: Did you ever think, Gen. Powell, that you would be alive to witness this day? POWELL: I didn’t know if I would or I would not. I knew the day […]

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It’s Pretty Much Your Fault

January 18, 2009 Jose
Uncle Same "You Fail"

The Buffalo Beast dropped their 50 Most Loathsome People of 2008, and listed everyone from Barack Obama (#50) to … well you can figure it out (I’ll give you a hint: rhymes with nail-in), and everyone in between. As always, they take particular interest in everyone around them and the social trends that makes us […]

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Peace In The Middle East (2009 Edition)

January 5, 2009 Jose
Peace in the Middle East

Back in the early 90s, when A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul were rap de jour for the people who actually went to high school (at least from what I could remember), the prominent “P.E.A.C.E.”, first popularized by Rakim, turned into “Peace in the Middle East,” a homage to those suffering as casualties […]

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

November 16, 2008 Short Notes

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 […]

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Somewhere Between War and Peace

November 11, 2008 Jose
Kareem Rashad, the Soldier

Only a few years ago, I was so vehemently anti-war, I often got into verbal jousts with ex-US military men of all stripes, giving them side-eyes whenever they’d try to offer me positions in their corps. I remember when I was unemployed for a good 5 months, my cousin, an ex-Marine who just did a […]

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I Didn’t Vote

November 4, 2008 Jose

I rebelled. I didn’t vote. Well, let me be clear. I didn’t vote for a Christian, a politician, a populist, or any major candidate. I didn’t vote because Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and any other social spaces made me. I didn’t vote because your profile pic, your text message, your constant blogs, and e-mails made me. […]

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