Are we really having dialog about the cultural appropriation of twerking?

I wish the media would cover the changes to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action the way they covered Miley Cyrus' VMA performance. http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/things-miley-cyrus-looked-like-at-the-vmas http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/2013-mtv-vmas-was-black-except-the-winners_n_3819632.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 http://www.vice.com/read/miley-cyrus-needs-to-take-an-african-american-studies-class http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenlewis/miley-cyrus-twerks-on-famous-paintings What a waste of real estate in cyber space.  I wrote this in response to a friend posting the third article in this list on my timeline: "I see where he's coming from…

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My thoughts on “The Butler”

I went to see the film The Butler last Friday. The movie is about Cecil Gaines and his family. Cecil Gaines worked as a butler at the White House for 30 years, serving every president from Truman to Reagan. Throughout the film we see the country changing, the White House staying the same, and a man trying to figure out…

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“Protest Silence. Protest Absence.”

Theatre Communications Group, which is the national governing organization for professional theaters, is hosting a salon series on its TCG Circle Blog called ‪#‎Trayvon‬. The series aims to see if, or how, we as theater artists and administrators can curb the hatred (on all sides) that has come as a result of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman…

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Grow in LOVE

I am an alum of Syracuse University, though I did not attend my commencement ceremony in 2012. However, I feel this speech was right on time. Let this enrich your life, and may we all go forward in kindness. "Still, accomplishment is unreliable. “Succeeding,” whatever that might mean to you, is hard, and the need to do so constantly renews…

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I saw the movie “Fruitvale Station”

"People tried to make him a sum of everything wrong he had done in his life" --Ryan Coogler, director & screenwriter Fruitvale Station I saw the movie Fruitvale Station today. I watched the cell phone videos and read articles about the actual incident before seeing the movie. I must say I was impressed. For those who don't know the story…

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