Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bully

I haven’t seen Bully but even if it sucks, it will help some child to have his or her reality validated. Continue reading

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Your Silence Will Not Protect You (Audre Lorde)

Mr. President, if you want your tenure to matter, your legacy has to go beyond diligent, hard work . Laws and directives can be overturned the day that you walk out the door. If you leave behind a spirit of courage, boldness and vision, what you built will endure and inspire. Continue reading

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Things I Like — Connected (2012)

Connected was co-produced by my wonderful friend and fellow writer, Michael Lent. Check out more information at their website: http://www.connected-the-movie.com. Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin, The Wick That Leads to the Fuse

The names are familiar: Amadou Diallo, Emmett Till. The places are well known: Howard Beach, Oakland BART, Mississippi. The fear, frustration and rage date back generations. The incidents, horrific. But they are only the tip of the iceberg. It’s the slaps, the kicks, the contempt, and the disrespect that happens a thousand times before blood spills and rage boils over. Continue reading

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John Carter

A civil war veteran goes to Mars and finds 12′ aliens? Continue reading

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Greg Smith Has Left the Building

Regardless of Greg Smith’s motives, I believe that he speaks the truth. Actually, I’m pretty darned sure of it since his remarks basically repeat Congressional testimony. But even if that weren’t the case, all I have to do is look at my 401(k) or Sharebuilder accounts and feel the cold, sharp fear of a penurious, marginalized old age. Continue reading

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Luther (2010)

After matyr-like suffering for white crime victims and colleagues, Luther finally stands up for himself when a mother demands that he save her daughter. “I’ve done enough.” After brilliant performances but troubling messages from The Help, those three words were like water in the desert. They restored the character’s full humanity. Continue reading

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