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Entries by Byron Williams from 12/2009

Homophobia in City Hall

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Huffington Post

What's up with Bay Area mayors? We've got disinterested in Oakland, not ready for primetime in San Francisco, but Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis may have t...

Seeing the World as it can be, not as it is

| Posted 12.10.2009 | Huffington Post

I recently attended a media round-table for World AIDS Day specifically focused on the African American community, hosted by the Centers for Disease C...

No Comparison Between King's Nobel Prize Moment and Obama's

| Posted 12.13.2009 | Politics

I found the president's speech more reminiscent of George W. Bush than King. Though more eloquent and self-effacing than his predecessor, the macho tone of the speech was more neocon than deserving of a peace prize.

How Should we View the Christmas Holiday?

| Posted 12.23.2009 | Healthy Living

Is Christmas a pagan ritual? Is it a vital cog in our economic system? Or is it a religious holiday? "All the above" is probably the best answer.

Here's to Those on My Last-Minute Christmas Shopping List

| Posted 12.24.2009 | Books

To disappointed Obama supporters, no longer enthralled by the chants of "Yes we can!" I got copies of His Excellency: George Washington, 1776, Lenin: A New Biography and Fidel Castro.