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Maine, Thankfully: Samuel James: Songwriter, Storyteller, Raconteur

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Samuel James is an artist and all around raconteur based in Portland, Maine. He is a seasoned and celebrated blues musician—touring around has taken him all over the planet. His writing about race has been featured in the Phoenix and he recently told a story up growing up in foster homes on the popular radio program […]

In which we ignore context to excuse our own racist attitudes

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After receiving a good deal of positive feedback on my recent post about race, particularly from folks who struggle with the topic and typically feel unheard, I received the following message to which I will respond below. Clearly you have never been victimized by black crime. You have never had your girlfriend  held up at […]

Rest well, Shaman King: On Robin Williams

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I don’t have much to offer about the passing and legacy of Robin Williams outside of what has already been written, Tweeted, shared via status updates, exchanged at kitchen tables, or conveyed in shocked text exchanges. Beginning with the syndicated episodes of Mork and Mindy that aired in the early 80s, Williams has always been […]