I wonder if there could be scientific research done that could come up with a way to measure how much privilege an individual possesses and then create a scale that tells us that this amount of privilege will lead to … Continue reading A Privilege to be Apart
Yes, this is yet another entry for the Ungeziefer file… One where scholar and author Rebecca Schuman, who is obviously highly intelligent and supremely credible as evidenced by her skepticism (likeminded with yours truly of course) of Michael Hoffman translating … Continue reading Where one scholar is in error and another in scholarly license
And if it were a snake, the little bugger probably would have bitten me. Yeah, so… after yesterday’s mostly tongue-in-cheek diatribe re: my frustration with translators who blasphemously translate Ungeziefer, the German word for the mysterious critter into which Franz … Continue reading There’s vermin, right in my own library!
A man who alleged in a lawsuit that he was fired from a hospital system because he is a white man has been awarded a $10 million verdict by a North Carolina jury, according to court documents. Jury awards $10M to former exec who said he was fired because he is white male, NBC News, October 28, 2021 My guess is that many on the jury that awarded this poor, victimized dude $10,000,000.00 for his misfortune of being born white and male overlapped with the University of North Carolina board of trustees who denied tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer … Continue reading Only in North Carolina*
And by hat-trick I mean the Rachel Nichols sh*t show at ESPN that features a disappointing trifecta of racism, sexism, and privacy rights issues. Here’s a quote at the center of the controversy that comes from a phone conversation of … Continue reading ESPN for the Hat-trick
Sorry to say but chances are you’re a racist… One more than likely slave to a supremist ego and motivated by fear and seduced by a willful (and more than likely generational) ignorance. However, if you condemn and attack Critical … Continue reading If you condemn and attack Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project* without any understanding of either…
Waiting for the trump statement to be released declaring the Minneapolis cops who murdered George Floyd to be good people… Continue reading Killing in the Name
Racists, driven by their feeble-minded ignorance and incapacitating insecurities, will always leech off any opportunity or misfortune to project their self-loathing and self-delusions upon others of whom they both envy and fear… Continue reading The Dichotomies of Hate
Even though I grew up a comic book nerd, I’m pretty much over all the Marvel/DC Comics superhero movies. I used to watch them religiously at the movie theater – because if one must watch a big budgeted bloated bonanza of bombastic visual proportions, then it must be watched while on the big screen – however, I’m trying very hard to wean myself off of them. Key word: trying.
Despite the fact that I know without a doubt I’m going to be hugely disappointed at the movie’s end, I still find it hard to resist them. For instance, the buzz around the Black Panther movie is phenomenal so chances are pretty good I’ll make the trek to my local Frank’s Theatre and hope for the best… while still expecting the worst.
Fortunately, thanks to the likes of HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and the… like, the superhero genre has not been left behind during this amazing renaissance of television we’re happily going through.
As for there being any good content on broadcast television, I wouldn’t know. I haven’t watched anything on any of the broadcast channels, other than sports, since Happy Days went off the air… what has it been? a year or two ago?
Except for one broadcast show, that is.
I am off on a hardcore wide-eyed binge on that show, which should tell you that I don’t actually watch it when it’s broadcasted on Fox. No way. Never again will I be a slave to a network time slot.
I watch Gotham as any discerning 21st Century viewer would, at my leisure on that amazing little channel of an app called Netflix.
With all its dark, demented, hyper-violence, let me tell ya… Gotham is good. Real good. It actually feels like a comic book has been brought to life, making it exactly what a discerning 21st Century television viewer like yours truly wants…
Anyway, onward to the point of this overly prolific post…
Continue reading “What is Gotham Trying to Say about Interracial Marriages?”
Colson Whitehead was born in 1969, and was raised in Manhattan. After graduating from Harvard College, he started working at the Village Voice, where he wrote reviews of television, books, and music… COLSONWHITEHEAD.COM
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YOUR DREAMS ARE DEAD by perfect_mayhem These four words flew into the forefront of my brain along with what felt like gallons of blood as I was bent over the floor around my son’s desk retrieving his crumpled up artistic … Continue reading YOUR DREAMS ARE DEAD | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
PARIS by elizabeth stokkebye Seventeen and in Paris on my own. It was my first encounter with the city of love and I was fortunate to stay with an aunt and uncle, who both being workaholics, left me with oceans … Continue reading PARIS | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
HEROES FOR A MODERN GIRL by Pamela Schloesser Canepa The poet Maya Angelou shared wise words that moved me so. Songbird Nina Simone Did not fear walking alone. Nikki Giovanni Laid the truth on me. Mom bravely raised me alone, … Continue reading HEROES FOR A MODERN GIRL | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
DESPITE IT ALL, BECAUSE OF IT ALL by lorieb I grew up in a large family, the youngest girl and second youngest of six children, with two sisters and three brothers. Despite that, or perhaps because of that, I have … Continue reading DESPITE IT ALL, BECAUSE OF IT ALL | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Manivillie Kanagasabapathy ** TRIGGER WARNING: Abuse ** Deep Brown eyes stare back at me, Fleeting whispers floating between us, Shadows creep silently, Across broad brown shoulders, The darkness melding within … Continue reading THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
I CAN’T PICTURE YOU WITH A KID by asyarhein FROM THE WOMEN’S ISSUES ARCHIVE “I can’t picture you with a kid.” “Neither can I.” I’m too spontaneous. My passion for writing and journalism was constantly competing with my passion … Continue reading I CAN’T PICTURE YOU WITH A KID | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
WOMEN ISSUES…OR ISSUES THAT SURROUNDS A WOMAN by kalabalu FROM THE WOMEN’S ISSUES ARCHIVE Every morning , almost all dailies have a report on women abuse. Mostly domestic violence , dowry issues and early marriage. Each day , I read … Continue reading WOMEN ISSUES…OR ISSUES THAT SURROUNDS A WOMAN | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issues Feature
HEY WHAT ABOUT ME?! Exploring the Mind of a Man Who Didn’t Give Me His Card by pixie FROM THE WOMEN’S ISSUES ARCHIVE I recently went to a conference with my fiancé – one of those social affairs where … Continue reading HEY WHAT ABOUT ME?! | A Relating to Humans Women’s Issue
THE AMERICAN FAMILY IS BROKEN by Erin Byerly It was your choice to have a baby, so why should my tax dollars pay for them? Americans pride themselves on rugged individuality and a tireless work ethic. After spending such … Continue reading THE AMERICAN FAMILY IS BROKEN | A Relating to Humans Woman’s Issues Feature
MARY OF THE SUN
by jonna ellis holston
From Lowell , Massachusetts
My Aunt Mary wrote for The Lowell Sun for seventy-six years. She started while still a high school girl… under pen names… looong before women commonly reported for newspapers. She and my Uncle Charles G Sampas, a mild mannered executive news editor from a great historic city’s newspaper, were my God Parents. Often glued to Mary’s side, I recall The Sun as a chaotic place full of screaming, sweaty reporters desperate to read the ribbons spewed forth from the wire services. I still smell the ink and burnt coffee, and hear the deafening noise of the printing machines. “It’s a lot of work to bring news to the people,” she told me.
And remember those phones that had wires attached to walls? Mary Sampas was attached to one of those… always tucked under an ear, scribbling notes and trading in gossip and fact as she covered the glamorous stars of old Hollywood, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, David Niven, many others. Mary and Charlie even accompanied the Kennedys on their Paris trip with Charles de Gaulle and then off to Vienna for the Khrushchev talks. Even Jackie called on Mary for the inside scoop.
She slept late… till the calls began… then the typing would start. Evenings were usually spent socializing with those who were known to be in the know. Hers was a world of endless working parties with artists, writers or prominent Democrats. With non-stop, indefatigable charm and the brain of a word processor she would pursue secrets, discover, verify. What was show and what remained hidden in the backroom smoke?
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