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12 Years a Slave and the roots of America’s shameful past

By Andrew Anthony Directed by the British artist and film-maker Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave has gained almost universal critical praise. In his review for the New Yorker, David Denby echoed the consensus opinion when he described it as … Continue reading

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How Shirley Sherrod Could Save America

As “Sherrodgate” begin to slowly move into the rear view mirror, David Swerdlick from “The Root” has written this wonderful article. I would not say I agree entirely with all of his contentions in the article, but overall David hits … Continue reading

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Book Excerpt: The Presumption of Guilt by Charles Ogletree

I’m normally not into reading book excerpts, they seem somehow like a bad midnight snack. I took a flier on this one because of the author-Charles Ogletree. His contentions are dead on and motivated me to drive to Borders and … Continue reading

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