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Entries by Byron Williams from 01/2012

Giving Voice to the Great Oz

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

While the anger and fear that dominate our discourse is justified, it cannot be allowed to blind the electorate to certain realties. Who is the one standing behind the curtain giving voice to the Great Oz?

Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

If there remains an unspoken Faustian bargain to not hear the cries of the poor, what should we expect when they reach the "Fannie Lou Hamer moment?" Hamer, a civil rights heroine, famously opined: "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."

How Red Tails Can Inform Us If We Are Truly Post Racial

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Entertainment

More than a critique that counters the stereotype held for so-called liberal Hollywood elites, Lucas' 20-year odyssey to get Red Tails on the screen says more about what film studios think of their buying public.

Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guide Would Make the Perfect Gift

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Books
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If you are searching for a gift for an African American woman for Valentine's Day, a birthday, or for no other reason than "because," may I suggest you consider purchasing Health First: The Black Woman's Wellness guide.