Every New Year, we take (or try to take) the time to come up with resolutions that will hopefully be kept for the month of January at least. Every New Year gym subscriptions sore only to see its clientele decline … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 950 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading
After spending the day reading about Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, Elaine Brown and Assata Shakur in response to a post my cousin put up on Facebook, I thought it important to share some inspiring poetry from the Black Power Movement in … Continue reading
I know it’s been a while since I’ve shared my thoughts on some of the books I’ve read but I will try to do so more often. Yesterday, I read Tahar Ben Jelloun’s novella PAR LE FEU, “By Fire”. The … Continue reading
I have been following extensively the media dubbed “Arab Revolution” intensely since it began with the Tunisian people’s uprising to oust its tyrant Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. I was happy to see the Arab people in other countries like … Continue reading
The other night, I watched the Movie Woman without Men, which was based on Shahrnush Parsipur‘s novel “Women without men; a novel of modern Iran”. Shirin Neshat’s feature length film beautifully captures the underlying political tone of the book advocating … Continue reading
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The recent events in Tunisia have really been a blessing to my family and I. Having been there in the past and seen the oppression of my people, it was great to hear that the people were speaking up and … Continue reading