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Why the AFL-CIO Must Address Black Criminalization and (Un)employment: A position paper

September 16, 2012
Why the AFL-CIO Must Address Black Criminalization and (Un)employment: A position paper By Tamara K. Nopper and Kenyon Farrow September 17, 2012 In January of this year, a “new sign of the deep dissension” between the labor movement and the … Continue reading read more »
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“Endgame AIDS In Black America”: A Exercise in Drama And No Politics

July 10, 2012
This is an almost stream of conscious blog I was writing while watching the PBS premier of the Frontline Documentary “Endgame: AIDS In Black America.” Remember the PBS hard hitting political documentary series Frontline? You know, the show you can … Continue reading read more »
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MoveOn.org Denounces Black NYC Councilmember: WHY?

June 13, 2012
If you were not convinced that MoveOn.org is an organization for, by, about, and on the side of white liberals, now you have proof. Just a few moments ago I got this email from MoveOn.org, saying that NYC Councilmember Charles … Continue reading read more »
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Occupy Wall Street’s Race Problem: My Piece for American Prospect

October 26, 2011
“The economic crisis has disproportionately affected people of color, in particular African Americans. Given the stark economic realities in communities of color, many people have wondered why the Occupy Wall Street movement hasn’t become a major site for mobilizing African … Continue reading read more »
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My Remarks for SlutWalk NYC

October 2, 2011
So I gave a VERY abbreviated version of this speech, due to the rain–so if a video of the event surfaces, don’t gag. LOL! But this is what I’d prepared. SlutWalk NYC Speech Saturday, October 1, 2011 I am a … Continue reading read more »
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Remarks at Troy Davis Memorial in NYC

October 1, 2011
For Troy Davis On the Day of International Memorials for Troy Davis Riverside Church, NYC. Saturday, October 1, 2011 The most befitting thing I can say on this day comes from James Baldwin. “To be black and conscious in America … Continue reading read more »
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Desiree Marshall: F*ck Facebook

September 12, 2011
You know one of the things that I am beginning to admit to myself: I am finding a lot of activist and organizing happening in the US pretty boring and uninteresting. Most of what is really inspiring me is art–and … Continue reading read more »
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Gwyneth Paltrow Is African. And A Hot-Ass Mess!!!

August 11, 2011
Thanks to Euware Osayande for this post (and his sister Marpessa–who wrote the copy on photo #2! LMAO!) No other words. Just view pic 1. And then 2. And now…... read more »
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A Must Read: King Leopold’s Ghost

August 7, 2011
King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror & Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild My rating: 5 of 5 stars I fucks with Adam Hochschild. King Leopold’s Ghost is a brilliant book that traces how what is now … Continue reading read more »
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Kenyon on Alternet.com: Gay Marriage In New York: Progressive Victory or GOP Roadmap?

August 6, 2011
Thought I should post my article on my analysis of the same-sex marriage passing in New York State for Alternet. I likes. From Alternet.com Many people are celebrating what seems on the surface a huge win for gay rights, with … Continue reading read more »
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