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Open Thread: Is America For Black People?

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On the heels of the murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Writer Greg Howard recently penned a poignant piece for Deadspin titled, “American Is Not For Black People”. And if what Howard wrote was a church sermon, the whole congregation would probably say “AMEN”....

Open Thread: What’s Your Favorite Robin Williams Film?

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A couple of months ago I attended a screening for Robin Williams’ film “Angriest Man In Brooklyn”. In his infamous use of comedy and dark drama, Williams once again proved why he’s been one of my favorite actors since his days on Mork and Mindy....

Open Thread: Can a White Person Understand the Black Experience?

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I have white friends. There, I said it. Now I sound just  like a white person when they say they have black friends.  But not for one second do I actually think any of my white friends understand or relate to my experience as a...

Open Thread: When Was Your First Diet?

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I’ve been unsuccessfully dieting since I was 13 years old. I’ve also been the same size since I was 13 years old,  5’10 and a size 12.  I recently came to the realization that I don’t want to be smaller than a 12. There was...

Open Thread: How Do You Feel About The Israel & Gaza Conflict?

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Everyone has an opinion on the Israel and Gaza conflict that has been escalating over the past several months. Amid short lived cease fires, thousands of innocent victims have died, and continue to die on a daily basis.  Although this conflict as has been going...