The Other Wes Moore, A Review — Whispers of a Womanist

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In a workshop designed to prepare instructors for an upcoming fall course, I listened to a number of white instructors speak highly of Wes Moore’s best-selling book The Other Wes Moore. Each word spoken felt like a dagger to my flesh, as African adjacent instructors violently delineated the benefits of teaching black authors to a group of […]

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The Black Writer and Overcoming the Demand to “Write White” — Whispers of a Womanist

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A Common “Curse” Toni Morrison is a phenomenal writer. Her writing grabs the reader by the ears and makes them hear the heart beat of the characters she creates in their minds. What she provokes is not reading, but a way to see with. words. All the great writers, from Gertrude Dorsey Brown, to Wallace […]

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Brazil vs. Mexico: World Cup 2018 Live Updates — NYT > Home Page

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Brazil and Mexico meet in the World Cup round of 16 in what is sure to be an entertaining matchup of two teams that like to run. Stay here for live updates.

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The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

When the government shuts down, the politicians pipe up.No sooner had a midnight deadline passed without congressional action on a must-pass spending bill than lawmakers launched their time-honored competition over who gets the blame for their collective failure. The Senate floor became a staging ground for dueling speeches early Saturday morning, and lawmakers of both…

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Book List for Young Warrior Scholars – Kamali Academy

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Marshawn Lynch Sits During Anthem In Preseason Game; Gains Online Support

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits during the national anthem prior to the team’s NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn’t play a down. Yet he provided…

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The Problem With Confederate Monuments

Towns across the American south are reckoning with whether or not to tear down Confederate statues in public spaces. For New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, taking down the monuments felt like a necessity, despite the tension it brought forth in his city. “I didn’t start the problems with race in this country, but I did…

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