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Comedian W. Kamau Bell writes about racism at the Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, CA

I’m a big fan of comedian W. Kamau Bell. He and his wife and child had a harrowing-but-all-too-common experience at a cafe in Berkeley this week. He writes about it on his blog. Here’s the opening: Dear Elmwood Cafe 2900 … Continue reading

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POEM: I cannot threaten death (an erasure poem based on MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech)

I cannot threaten death (Original Text: “Beyond Vietnam” by Martin Luther King, Jr. 4 April 1967) this magnificent conscience leaves us in full accord these words call us in time of war of dreadful conflict we must move the silence … Continue reading

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