Uh-oh!

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I guess we can pencil New England into the Super Bowl. I wasn’t too worried about Donte Stallworth going up there. He gave the Eagles passing game and added dimension, which I liked a lot, but he was also injury-prone. I still think that he and Donovan could’ve been a good combination, but not when [...]

Off Target

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Fresh on the heels of a particularly disturbing spate of gun violence comes an article in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy that demonstrates that the rate of legal gun ownership is statistically unrelated to the homicide and violent crime rate. The article is not yet posted on the Harvard JLPP website, but [...]

Is That An Oxymoron?

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While I understand the thinking behind the move to get schools to replace junk food in the vending machines with more healthy snacks, I can safely say that I don’t think it will achieve its intended goal if it is, in fact, approved. According to the Washington Post A prestigious scientific panel urged the government [...]

Aw, Shoot!

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I hadn’t been to a memorial service since 1988. That changed today. The departed, one of the students at my school, was born in 1988. Some things are just not right. I shouldn’t be going to the funeral of an 18 year-old. I mean, I recognize that I’ve been blessed to have a very limited [...]

Just To Clarify

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Okay. So the Duke boys didn’t do it. Lots of self-styled conservatives got really hyper and spent lots of time and keystrokes questioning what this travesty meant for justice. When it all boiled down, though, the case never made it to trial. What I’m wondering is, where are all those voices when it comes to [...]

Music Meme

Filed in Music

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Put your music player on shuffle. 2. Press forward for each question. 3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING! How do you feel today? What Do I Have To Do – Marva Whitney What’s your outlook on life? Sleepy Shores – [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

Filed in Playlists

Knucklehead – Grover Washington, Jr I’m Not The Same – Walter Hawkins A Woman, A Lover, A Friend – Otis Redding Love’s In Need – Fred Hammond, f. Musiq He Can Hear Me Sing – Milton Brunson I’ll Never Do You Wrong – Joe Tex All Right, OK, You Win – Joe Williams Rock-A-Bye Basie [...]

And Now For Some Good News…

Filed in Everwhatever

Once again, student-athletes from Philadelphia Public Schools come to the rescue. ment Athletes in fiery rescue By TED SILARY This was a track meet with no ordinary highlight. The best performance, by far, did involve running and jumping and teamwork, though. Along with wonderful bravery. Three shot-putting members of Germantown High’s track team, along with [...]

Random Notes

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I had a post all ready to fire off about the whole Imus situation, but then I guess I talked about it too much. I got sick of seeing stuff I had already said several times over. Moreover, I had spent so much time playing devil’s advocate that I just got completely bored with the [...]

Numbers Game

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It’s early April, which means that baseball season has just started. That means it’s time for another spate of articles lamenting the scarcity of American-born Black folks playing major league baseball. Which means that it’s time for me to once again ask, what’s the big deal? It would be different if this were evidence of [...]

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