Tag Archives: Barack Obama

A Thousand Points of Lite

Okay, this is amazing. Newsweek has released an inside the beltway spoof of the (scripted) reality shows “The Hills” and “The City” which takes us inside the world of Barack Obama, or as his screen caption identifies him, “Barack, President”. … Continue reading

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Vote of Confidence

The Feminist Majority Foundation website drew my attention to a new study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute showing an increase in political awareness, confidence, and engagement among girls ages 13-17 since the last time similar data was gathered, … Continue reading

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Black Man’s Burden

In their January 16th New York Times article, “How the Movies Made a President“, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott provide an interesting analysis of the development of the archetypes of black manhood in film, using this as a frame through … Continue reading

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This Race Isn’t Over

This December 2 post by Lawrence Bobo on the blog The Root makes an excellent point, one I think is important to acknowledge in the wake of Obama’s historic win. Bobo discusses the rise of a discourse, particularly since Obama’s … Continue reading

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