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Revisiting the Field Negro and the House Negro

Recently as we’ve decided to talk a bit more candidly and intelligently about race in our own community, I’ve heard a slightly different take on the whole “light skinned” vs. “dark skinned” debate, or in other words, the whole field Negro versus house Negro dichotomy.  I had approached this topic back in May 2008 referring … Continue reading

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On The Road, I Encountered a Storm

Okay, yesterday was the second worse trip driving back to Chicago.  Nothing can ever trump the “wintry mix” I encountered last winter when I came home for Christmas break.  Well, nothing unless an accident actually happened which thankfully didn’t.  So last night apparently I drove through some counties with active tornado warnings in northwest Indiana … Continue reading