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  • Life continues, graciously

    Life continues, graciously
    Really? Bobbie Smith, too? Geez. This is what I'm thinking when word comes that the lead singer of the Spinners has died. It comes a month after Richard Street and Damon Harris, who sang on "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" with the Temptations, passed away...
  • Manti Te'o and the looking-down-at-the-screen decade

    Manti Te'o and the looking-down-at-the-screen decade
    You are missing the point. Or at least, you are if you're one of the bazillion people following the Manti Te'o story, dutifully trying to determine whether the Notre Dame football star was the victim or the perpetrator of a bizarre hoax. Granted, the...
  • How black is black enough?

    How black is black enough?
    I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
  • Ayanbadejo is wrong: Now is the time for a gay sports hero to speak up

    Ayanbadejo is wrong: Now is the time for a gay sports hero to speak up
    "Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Mr. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place, and the advice he gave recently on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned....
  • 'Gideon's' promise still unfulfilled

    'Gideon's' promise still unfulfilled
    "Make me wanna holler, way they do my life." -- Marvin Gaye, "Inner City Blues" Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares. Ms. Houppert, a veteran reporter for, among others, The Washington Post and The New York Times, is the author of...
  • Freedom to live in fear

    Freedom to live in fear
    "Everybody got a pistol. This must really please the NRA" -- from "Gun" by Gil Scott-Heron So maybe the NRA is about to get its wish. Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a little over...
  • Too many people who should not have guns do

    Too many people who should not have guns do
    On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed...
  • Lacrosse notes: Defending champ Loyola unveils 'most aggressive' schedule for 2013

    Lacrosse notes: Defending champ Loyola unveils 'most aggressive' schedule for 2013
    The defending NCAA champion Loyola men’s lacrosse¬†team will open its 2013 season with a pair of road games before beginning its home¬†schedule on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a rematch of the national title game against Maryland, Greyhounds coach...
  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • Snow White is sooo yesterday

    Snow White is sooo yesterday
    "Someday, my prince will come." -- Snow White, 1937 In a hotel in Canada hangs this picture, someone's mischievous take on Snow White a few years after happily ever after. She is posed in an anonymous suburban den. Behind her, Prince Charming slouches in...
  • Justice comes slowly: Remembering the L.A. riots in the time of Trayvon Martin

    Justice comes slowly: Remembering the L.A. riots in the time of Trayvon Martin
    Twenty years ago today, my hometown burned. I had moved to Miami the year before and there is, let me tell you, something surreal about watching on television from a continent away as places you've been and streets you know are smashed and burned. The...
  • Monday Meltdown: 'God of War,' 'Sniper Elite V2' and a high school for gamers

    Monday Meltdown: 'God of War,' 'Sniper Elite V2' and a high school for gamers
    News Roundup •••• Some extremely juicy details about the exciting “God of War: Ascension” have surfaced, with some nuts and bolts of how the new multiplayer mode will function. Add this to your list of “reasons I own...