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The Morality Trap: A Case Against “The Case for Reparations”

Last week I read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article, “The Case for Reparations”, which was in part a discussion of the connection between housing/wealth subjugation and the physical and social violence so often experienced by Black people in this country, most notably in Chicago. The article took off among the Left-leaning segment of the internet, and I think […]
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In Articles, Music & Film, Race & Identity, Social Justice Posted

Happy Yemen Music Video: An Interview w/ Producer Rooj Alwazir

  I recently had a virtual sit-down with Rooj Alwazir, an American-Yemeni activist, co-founder of Support Yemen Media Collective, and production manager for the “Happy Yemen” music video. The video takes place in Yemen and features a diverse array of Yemeni people lip syncing to Pharell’s megahit song “Happy”.   How did the “Happy Yemen” […]
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Philosophy Born of Struggle: A Call for Papers

Friend of Orchestrated Pulse, Dr. Tommy Curry, recently told me about a conference, “Philosophy Born of Struggle”, taking place this fall at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.   When students, academics, and newly minted professionals think about conferences, we think of a place to network and foster recognition of our work. This egoist drive has […]
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Up South, Down South: A Detroit Delegate’s Recap of Jackson Rising

These last few weeks many in national media have been mesmerized by the saga of Donald Sterling and his confessions of personal and systemic racism. Black communities have engaged in a lively discussion of “what they should do,” “what I would do” and “what I have done” when confronting institutional racism in the workplace.   […]
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