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Two Americans: Two Citizens Face to Face at Each End of the Immigration Debate

New documentary explores local enforcement of immigration laws and the separation of families in Maricopa County, Arizona. Originally published in Barriozona Magazine Phoenix, Arizona – A new documentary about immigration in Maricopa County, Arizona produced in the place known as “ground zero” of the immigration debate was presented in a Phoenix theater on May 31. Two […]

By Dominique Godreche, from our friends at Indian Country Today, Eleven Native artists went to Paris late last year for an art show titled Oklahoma Painters, which was part of the sixth annual Art en Capital event at the massive Grand Palais. The exhibit was set up by curator Russell Tall Chief, Osage, director of arts & exhibitions […]

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Keeping Victimhood in Perspective

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  Cross-posted from Indian Country Today By Chuck Trimble Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by the author of a new book that relates personal stories of suffering in Indian boarding schools […]

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I have previously stated that I would not see the movie The Help, and I made this claim on two grounds: 1) Ablene Cooper who sued Kathryn Stockett for a mere $75,000 because Stockett stole her story had her lawsuit dismissed due to an elapsed statute of limitations. 2) Not only did the movie earn […]

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Kathryn Stockett needs help

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For 20 years I have read how Black women felt alienated by the second wave of feminism, but because I was born during this time period, I never “felt” it until the 2008 Presidential election. It started with the extremely unpleasant showdown between Gloria Steinem and Melissa Harris Lacewell, (now Perry) surrounding Steinem’s NY Times […]

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By Donavan L. Ramon, Rutgers University, Anyone who studies anything remotely related to Africana Studies would know of Professor James Turner, founder of the Africana Studies & Research Center at Cornell University. After establishing the center over four decades ago, Professor Turner is retiring this year. His retirement should initiate celebration—after all, he has trained […]

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10 Reasons not to read this

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1. Let’s start with the obvious: The author is a white male, part of a group whose voice is vastly overrepresented in the media. Instead of reading yet another piece from a white male perspective, why not read something written by those whose voices are either not heard or marginalized. 2. Chances are, if you’re […]

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Well, here’s a piece I never imagined myself writing: A defense of a white man’s use of the N-word. I want to start with a little back-story: I don’t use the N-word. Not ever. But I used to, not so long ago. I used it in the context of talking about racism in my psychology […]

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On September 8, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to New Orleans to participate in a game of flag football with some kids and even caught a pass.  She has teamed up with the NFL’s Play 60 clinic, a program that promotes up to 60 minutes a day of exercise for children to curb obesity.  NFL […]

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By Dr. Alcira Dueñas This past weekend, I had the unique opportunity to attend a talk, a play, and part of a workshop by Héctor Aristizábal, a multiphacetic artist with a singular approach to life and a serious commitment to transform the vital experience of many around the planet. The way Héctor conceives social change as […]

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