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The NEW New World Order

And so we have the change that we fought so hard for; a gigantic monumental step towards the next phase of American evolution. The election of Barack Obama is more than a victory for black people or for any racial subset. More than anything else it was a triumph for the power of youth; for… Read more »

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America’s Great Hope

I watched something necessary the other night, necessary for the legitimacy of America and it’s interests around the world. Necessary for it’s religion of capitalism and it’s imperial ambition, which were not curbed in anyway with the election of an African American. Instead they gained perhaps the greatest spokesperson for their cause that they could… Read more »

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Kanye’s Blues

Have you ever seen that movie, Mo Betta Blues? The lead character is Bleek Gilliam.  He’s a trumpeter; an inspired musical force with a severe case of tunnel vision and dedication to his craft.  His desire to use his body as a vessel for his creativity is surpassed only by his need to stay true… Read more »

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Sneak(er) Peak: Presidential Edition

Surely you’re reading this while voting or while anticipating your voting or while reveling in the glow of that wonderful feeling that comes from voting and fulfilling your civic duties. Anyway, this column is about kicks and though sports figures aren’t the usual suspects when it comes to making political statements—who has MJ ever endorsed… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Jones Jr-Calzaghe This Saturday! Hopkins Wants Winner, Darchinyan Destroys Mijares! Wilfred Benitez

Darchinyan Dominates Mijares The first super flyweight, unification bout in history was supposed to be Cristian Mijares’ coming out party. This was the fight where he finally got a chance to showcase his reputed top 10, pound for pound skills on a national stage. Instead, the normally wild Vic Darchinyan fought a disciplined, perfect fight… Read more »

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Chicago: The Coldest Winter

I moved to Chicago from the suburbs in December of 2005. I picked up my stuff and moved to the big city to follow my dreams. I even remember the small panic attack I had after I signed my lease to live in Hyde Park; an upscale neighborhood on Chicago’s Southside. This was a big… Read more »

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