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April 10th, 2014
thesmithian

desertwinds:

I guess long time no pic.

Here’s something new. 

[meaningful glance]

April 10th, 2014
thesmithian

celebsoninstagram:

Ryan Seacrest: “happy national sibling day! love u meredith” (http://instagram.com/p/mo0ahWFWTO/)

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Celebs on Instagram
April 10th, 2014
thesmithian

There are border crossings and hyphenations. Dominican, but not. Haitian, but not. Black Latino. Father. Poet. One of the fiercest writers…One of the most tender. Back-and-forth between Spanish and English. Rakim name-dropped alongside Ravitch. Some references cited and explained—Paolo Freire, for example – but the hip hop lyrics aren’t; it’s up to the reader to decode, not to Vilson to translate. That flips the rules of power and culture and literacy…

more.

There are border crossings and hyphenations. Dominican, but not. Haitian, but not. Black Latino. Father. Poet. One of the fiercest writers…One of the most tender. Back-and-forth between Spanish and English. Rakim name-dropped alongside Ravitch. Some references cited and explained—Paolo Freire, for example – but the hip hop lyrics aren’t; it’s up to the reader to decode, not to Vilson to translate. That flips the rules of power and culture and literacy…

more.

April 10th, 2014
thesmithian

'Many African Americans object to the term “Uncle” (or “Aunt”) when used in this context, as it was a southern form of address first used with older enslaved peoples, since they were denied use of courtesy titles.'

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April 9th, 2014
thesmithian

ovoaubrih:

Yet another video of aubrih gettin’ it.

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Guillermo del totoro
April 7th, 2014
thesmithian
Great Hank Aaron post. Love the images. But he broke Babe Ruth's record on April 8, 1974. Sorry.

fixed. thank you.

April 7th, 2014
thesmithian

'I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.' —Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron

On this day in 1974, Aaron tied Babe Ruth’s home run record.

April 7th, 2014
thesmithian

Each section opens with lines from children’s books that, put in the context of the poems, carry profound, disturbing meaning.

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Each section opens with lines from children’s books that, put in the context of the poems, carry profound, disturbing meaning.

more.

April 7th, 2014
thesmithian

Reality shows with…African-American casts now are among the biggest hits on cable. But as offerings that are driving ratings highs…one marker goes ignored: Most of the viewers are black as well. Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the crown jewel in its flagship franchise, swelled to a network-best 4.6 million viewers in February.

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