My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform

I've been watching the utter lunacy unfold around the health care reform bill, debates in DC and both those who support and oppose the changes. I've seen the teabaggers accost a man with Parkinson's disease, conservative nutjobs say that Obama is using an 11 year old boys tragedy for sympathy and as a ploy? We've … Continue reading My two cents on the utter idiocy being displayed around health care reform

We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…

I'm so proud right now. So damn proud of our country, it's people and of our new President. Yes, it was so good to hear "Do you, Barack HUSSEIN Obama ..." and not have them skirt the issue of his middle name. It was good to hear him swear his oath to this country and … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…

Bomani is more than “Read a book!” Check this out

I've been saying for a while that this cat is pretty damn cool. And there's a lot more to him than "Read a Book" Go check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/knotarapper His Punch Line Smarts Hip-Hop Parodist Bomani Armah Juggles Sense of Humor and Identity By Kevin Merida Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, November 22, 2007; … Continue reading Bomani is more than “Read a book!” Check this out

Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-trice_24sep24,0,5167025.column?coll=chi_news_local_util Jena 6 case isn't perfect, but it's clear Dawn Turner Trice September 24, 2007 During the civil rights movement, leaders were extremely picky about the people chosen to represent the cause. Before Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat in the back of that Montgomery, Ala., bus, for example, others had … Continue reading Jena 6 case isn’t perfect but it’s clear…or why Jesse Jackson said Obama was “acting white”

Precursor to today’s events…

DePaul memos tell of run-ins with professor By Ron Grossman Tribune staff reporter September 3, 2007 Finkelstein, both lauded and decried for his strong criticisms of Israel, was denied tenure in June. His classes, however, remained in the university's course schedule, and students were enrolled. The classes were abruptly canceled Aug. 24, at which point … Continue reading Precursor to today’s events…

Finklestein battle finally done… thank the Gods for small favors

DePaul, embattled professor settle dispute As Finkelstein resigns, university calls him 'an outstanding teacher' Embattled professor Norman Finkelstein meets with students and supporters Wednesday on the quad at DePaul University to announce his resignation. (Tribune photo by Chuck Berman / September 5, 2007) By Ron Grossman | Tribune staff reporter12:40 PM CDT, September 5, 2007 … Continue reading Finklestein battle finally done… thank the Gods for small favors