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The Roman Emperor who Thought He was Alexander Reborn

Caracalla (April 4, 188 AD – April 8, 217 AD) Well, it was bound to happen. The son of the first black Roman Emperor (Septimius Severus, born in Libya) gets to co-rule with his father from the tender age of … Continue reading

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“What Took Them So Long?”

Barack Obama (August 4, 1961 @ 7:24 pm Honolulu, Hawaii) I was talking last night with my 11-year-old granddaughter, trying to explain race relations in the United States, and Canada. When I mentioned that Obama was the first black president, … Continue reading

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Telling It Like It Was: 70’s Sitcoms

  Live! All in the Family & The Jeffersons Last night’s live event on ABC was a project from Jimmy Kimmel which was inspired by live musicals. Two episodes from these TV shows were performed word-for-word from the original scripts. … Continue reading

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Self-Harm is a Cry for Help

Jussie Smollett’s Crime (Cry Me) It’s been a weird three weeks since Smollett told Chicago Police that he had been mugged by two anti-black, anti-gay masked men who doused him with bleach, beat him and hung a rope around his … Continue reading

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Optics: Racial Confrontations

Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged The Lincoln Memorial confrontation that happened this past weekend was everywhere on the news yesterday. The focus appeared to be on a white teenager in a MAGA cap standing in front of a … Continue reading

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