Browsing Archive: October, 2015

Remembering Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015)

Posted by Irma McClaurin on Monday, October 19, 2015, In : Leadership 

bond julian 300On hearing the announcement that Julian Bond had passed on to the ancestors, I knew greatness had left us. The event gave me pause and I tried to remember when I first found myself in the sphere of influence of this great American leader. 

Remembering Julian Bond took me back to my college days. It was there I had t crossed his path and come into his political orbit. He was this great Black leader that my very white college invited to speak on campus as part of the "Program in Practical Politi...
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Artspeak: A sister on "Sistas The Musical," Off Broadway

Posted by on Monday, October 19, 2015, In : Arts and Culture 
img 3337Sistahtime--hanging out with my girrrrlfriends--is always quality time. But when I get to hang out with my real sister, it's the bomb—in the words of MasterCard, "priceless." 

From the opening song of "Wade in the Water" to the closing with the Sister Sledge classic "We are Family," "Sistas-the Musical" takes us through an arc of love, conflict, faith, loss of faith, sexual abuse, recovery, being single, interracial relations, coming of age, coming full circle to family (sistas) love and sup...
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PACs and Politics: Who's your Rich (white) Daddy?

Posted by on Monday, October 19, 2015, In : Policy Analysis 
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ), "Billionaires Put Their Stamp on Campaign," makes it clear that we are watching a new political era in the United States--an era of Big Bucks Politics. If you don't have millions in your coffers, or rich friends, get out of the proverbial political kitchen, because money is the fuel driving political elections today. 

America used to decry the political culture of Latin America that seemed embroiled in the politics of money and family connections, to the poi...
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