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The Cost of Racism

It’s official: the Clippers–and the rest of us–won’t have Donald Sterling to kick around anymore. The NBA has barred Sterling for life and fined him 2.5 million dollars–the maximum amount allowable. League president Adam Silver says he will “do everything in [his] power to ensure” Sterling will be forced to sell the team. What did […]

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Plantation Daze

Just as the LA Clippers are getting ready to suit up for a promising post season game, Clippers Owner Donald Sterling was busted on tape making a host of horrible racist comments.  Recorded by his girlfriend–a 20-something woman of color–Sterling  ranted for nearly 10 minutes , including these fine comments curated by TMZ: “It bothers […]

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Farewell Letter ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Originally posted on Jack Hammersley:
Before he died on 17 April 2014 at the age of 87, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia’s illustrious Nobel Laureate for literature, had declared his retirement from public life. He had terminal cancer and sent this letter of farewell to friends and lovers of literature. _______________________________________________________________ If God, for a second,…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Speaks, Kicks Over Mic

If you are a science lover then you have probably noticed that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and public intellectual par excellence is everywhere these days.   He has been cable news’ go to guy for all things science lately, and his lively personality and informed opinion have him commenting on everything from black holes to organized […]

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Is that Burger a Manwich?

The X Men, in case you didn’t know, are a group of super hero mutants with amazing talents, like  being super smart, or really strong, or whipping up storms from nothing.  Want to see one of the X Men use her super mutant powers for something amazing? YES!   Here’s Mystique using her power as […]

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Boston Strong: Remembering the Whole City

This week Boston prepares to mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.  Boston has had its share of tragic events and shocking situations.  Like many other cities around the world, we can, sadly, add bombing to that list.  Just one year ago four people lost their lives and hundreds more were injured, many […]

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