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  • NFL Right To Blow Whistle On Vile Word

    I am standing on the field of the surreal. I am waiting to see how many brothers will not line up alongside Richard Sherman in a goal line defense of black NFL players' right to call their brothers — niggas. Sherman is the cornerback of the...
  • Getting Everyone To Talk About The N-Word

    "That's why I know no son or daughter of mine will ever be a nigger." — Ned (Thalmus Rasulala), from "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" You know how once you start to focus on something, it seems to pop up everywhere? So it was before I...
  • Marijuana: From Reefer Madness To Legal

    Dad made it quite clear: If he ever caught my older brother smoking reefer, he'd be out of the house. If Dad ever found the stuff in the house, he'd be out of the house. The word was marijuana would lead to harder drugs because it was a well-known...
  • Revolt Against Utility Chain Saws Stirs Connecticut's Trees

    They got the message and it was loud and clear: It's not good to be a tree in Connecticut. So like others before who felt the sting of persecution, they were pulling up roots. They were getting out of town. They were fleeing the only state they'd known....
  • History's Getting Younger All The Time

    Just yesterday, it seems, my nimble fingers were poised to type frowning red words on the first of a few midterm assignments from students in my fall online course "Race and the News." The assignment was to take a particular person or event in...
  • Let Parishioners See The Jesus Of Many Colors

    When I was a young boy growing up in a black Baptist church in Illinois, I remember sitting on the hard, smooth wooden pew surrounded by descendants of Africans. There were young kids like me, our skins glistening with Vaseline, and young adults like my...
  • Santa's Just The Way We Imagine

    Santa's Just The Way We Imagine
    When I became a dad for the first time, I made sure my oldest daughter — and later her three sisters — were presented with images that looked like them. This included black dolls and the people they colored in their artwork. If you don't...
  • Six-Figure State University Retiree Wants More

    The retired chancellor of the Connecticut State University System, David G. Carter, is receiving a lifetime pension of nearly $200,000 a year -- but he has filed an appeal saying that he deserves $367,000 annually. "Dr. Carter's entitlements have been...
  • Toughness Training Key Part Of Growing Up

    Listening to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak about the choice of whether to look at the negative or find the positive during life's challenging moments, I thought of the persistent news about young people killing themselves and others over...
  • Cubs Fan Longing For That Red Sox Magic

    I am not given to envy. Jealousy has never been my thing. And if asked about the Ten Commandments, I can confidently say I've passed them all. But nowadays, I'm finding it hard not to feel envy. Nowadays, I'm struggling hard not to be jealous. And...
  • A Little Boy's Plan To Save The President

    If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president. Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
  • Black Or White, Treat 'N-Word' Equally

    ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon recently offered this on his show, "Pardon the Interruption": "I, like a whole lot of people, use the 'n-word' all day, every day my whole life." He said this not so much as a revelation, but a declaration. He said it with...