Short Notes: In a Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga Sorta Vibe

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A few notes: Lady Gaga posted a version of Kendrick Lamar’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe” which originally featured … her. Awesome. [Twitter / @LadyGaga] According to Slate, NASA is also very happy with Obama’s re-election. To space and beyond. [Slate] I’m not a fan of war, nor am I happy we have troops in places we don’t need to. This Wilfred Owen poem is a good reminder for us. [via …

An Open Letter To The Present and Future President Obama [2012 and Beyond]

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Dear President Obama, You’ve won. Congratulations. Honestly. As an independent, I had no initial horse in this race, but as a Afro-Latino, I’m proud that you’ve once again managed to claim the White House as yours, in a country where the bones, blood, and sweat of African slaves and Native Americans sit under the House you now occupy. Your re-election came at a high cost, specifically your dreams of a …

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Martin Luther and The Need for Another Reformation

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Today marks the 495th anniversary of when Martin Luther posted the Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany. It led to what we know as the Protestant Reformation and spurred bloody wars and even bloodier discussions, leaving ideas and humans lying in its aftermath. One of the things it highlighted for me when i first learned this in high school was that even amongst people …