Tag Archives: Ralph Ellison

the blue flame this time

James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree is a perplexing book.You wonder if its socialism using religion as a pretext to promote ideology or whether the attack against money is part of a larger value system intrinsic to the … Continue reading

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romney care: tax evasives of the leisure clasp

One of the key themes in our ongoing public discourse is taxes. Mitt Romney’s income tax filings and the continuing collateral damage from banker bonuses and bailouts have made this an open sore with the pain shooting to the dark … Continue reading

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flowers of evil : herman cain dada

In his debates he looks almost bizarrely overconfident,brazenly¬† recycling the same answers and obsessed with the populist mantra of 9-9-9- as if its a toll free number where you can order the godfather himself for home delivery. Its always ladies … Continue reading

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a sagging and bagging story

The pull up your pants law. With a recession and lots of people with extra time on their hands. The law is part of a more complex social issue that says more about white culture’s response to hip culture, but … Continue reading

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a tribe called zest

What happens when a cultural expression becomes little else than a product to peddle, one shorn of any radical political agenda. Does hip hop music feed what Bell Hooks has asserted is an ethnic enlivening of experience within mainstream white … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATUM TEAM: ARE WE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND?

We’re all playing in the same band There’s enough guitars for you and me Stand beside your brother and take his hand Seems the times are changing finally We’re all playing in the same band Sing the song together and … Continue reading

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