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A Runner On The Runner

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 9:40 AM

When ESPN approached me to pitch a story for the Nine for IX series, I immediately thought of Mary Decker. In the 1970's and '80's, she dominated American women's track from the 800 to the 3,000 meters. She became a well-known track star in the middle distances, and had one...

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Less a "House Negro" and More an "HNIC" or Better Yet "The Spook"

(8) Comments | Posted November 21, 2008 | 2:18 PM

According to the Associated Press,

"In al-Qaida's first response to the Obama victory Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, that Obama is 'the direct opposite of honorable black Americans like Malcolm X,' the 1960s Black rights leader and went on to call the president-elect -- along with secretaries of...
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Could This Be the Change We're Waiting For?

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2008 | 1:30 PM

From the onset the 2008 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Hip Hop Awards appeared to be crass and commercial, a stereotypical extravaganza, but something unexpected was percolating.

I had tickets to awards because of my participation in a town hall sponsored by BET earlier in the day, Fly Girls Vote,...

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Experience by the Numbers

(2) Comments | Posted March 3, 2008 | 9:44 PM

Experience has been a bone of contention between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. There has seemed to be no real way of discerning the truth except to take each candidate on his or her word. At least that is what I thought until recently.

Two...

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A No-Brainer

(45) Comments | Posted February 22, 2008 | 6:37 PM

As a black woman, race and gender are neither as complicated nor as "precious" a commodity as they are for non-black or non-female folks. I do not feel the need to base my voting decisions on either. And, it is quite liberating to be able to erase both from the...

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