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Tupac biography

Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on June 16, 1971 to his mother Alice Faye Williams. She was a black panther at the time and called herself “Afeni Shakur”. Tupac was born in a New York City jail to his mother, who was there on 156 bombing charges. Although she was in jail at the time […]

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Book Review – Strawberry Girl

Lois Lenski’s Strawberry Girl is one of the classic Newbery medal winners. Awarded with the medal in 1946, she speaks of a more familiar and current time than the present one. Today, this rich novel opens the window to a time that few can remember. This is one of many books Lenski wrote with an […]

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More than Hollywood

If you find Hollywood movies too commercial, what about the great New York directors? Each has its own style, but they have three things in common: Their films are deeper and more serious than typical Hollywood productions, they often show New York City, and none of the four is a “white Anglo-Saxon.” American! Martin Scorsese […]

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A dangerous and polarizing message: 10 examples

Unlike most of his predecessors, President Donald Trump has often resorted to articulating a somewhat dangerous and polarizing message, rather than a unifying one. We should have been prepared for this kind of behavior, based on his prepolitical behaviors, his campaign rhetoric, etc., but few anticipated the degree, we have witnessed, of this seemingly constant […]