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On Inauguration Collaboration, Video Version

February 20th, 2009

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On Election Night and Day, Video Version

February 19th, 2009

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On Inauguration Collaboration

February 6th, 2009

“On Inauguration Collaboration” Teach the father Heal the mother Bless the child Bless the soul Teach the father Heal the mother Bless the child Bless the soul With the coolness of a Buddha at his opening miracle, he stands before the masses primed to preach the new stone tablets.  The flag pin stuck in his [...]

On Election Night and Day

February 5th, 2009

“On Election Night and Day” I am an old, black woman from Macon, Georgia on a sworn mission from God. I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. My Lord rubbed my feet soft at the dawn of the morning and told me I had good work to do. Mr. Peterson took the day off [...]

On the DNC Convention

August 28th, 2008

On the DNC Convention I. Welcome to the present moment, America; you’ll find no point of reference here to protect you from thinking. The future is uncertain and the past a snack machine, balanced perfectly on two legs, just waiting for your two digit selection. This week in Denver, we saw some people make a [...]

On Complicit Insanity

August 3rd, 2008

On Complicit Insanity There’s an actual ad on television this week comparing Britney Spears and Paris Hilton to Barack Obama. On TV, there’s an advertisement suggesting a man running for President is on the same level as a woman famous for multiple sex tapes and a woman who once entered rehab to avoid a custody [...]

On Obama’s Jelly Doughnut

July 27th, 2008

On Obama’s Jelly Doughnut “Hope does not wait for election results,” he said without speaking the words. “A title like President contains no real relevance when 200,000 are sworn. “Now I know some years earlier you’ve felt this before, rallied by acts most horrific. So you lent us your hearts and in true Yankee style [...]

(A House Divided): On Obama’s Finance Flip-Flop

June 29th, 2008

By conviction alone the pragmatist falls. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

On Bitterness (19 Questions)

April 20th, 2008

On Bitterness (19 Questions) How do you spell “indignation” in a beautiful way? How do you fight hypocrisy that zaps like a bug lamp? Is it possible to be broken in the best possible way? Is it reasonable to judge a man on his very best day? How did the olives and the oil meet [...]

On Obama’s Philadelphia Speech: On Compass Points

March 28th, 2008

On Obama’s Philadelphia Speech: On Compass Points God damn America God damn America, the reverend Wright said, fiery and measured to the workings of the world. God damn America, his soul snared to a hate-taut tether, shocking us with the fruits of black reality. Did you think old men still heal? Do you depend on [...]