Blackbird: Browser for Black People

Yes, there is a browser for black people: Blackbird: Blackbird was developed on the simple proposition that we, as the African American community, can make the Internet experience better for ourselves and, in doing so, make it better for everyone. Primarily we believe that the Blackbird application can make it easier to find African American […]

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WordPress Responds

Some might not have noticed the sudden change in this blog’s appearance last night, but it happened while I was posting that WordPress launched a new version of this theme called “The Journalist.” I was really disappointed by the new, unprofessional, clunky design, and that I suddenly had a theme I did not choose. Along […]

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The New Blog: One Day for the Watchman (1D4TW)

My hint in a previous post about creating an offshoot blog was “1D4TW”, which stands for One Day for the Watchman, which is now live. “One day for the watchman” is a line from a Trinidadian proverb, about everyday being for thieves, but only one day is for the watchman, that one day which is […]

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Typographic “Errors” on Blogs

While in the process of moving posts between blogs in preparation for the new blog I alluded to in my last post, I came across one that originally came from The CAC Review (my first blog, started in 2003) and re-read it since it will be timely again tomorrow. The post in question had to do […]

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Ethnographic Wining: A German in Trinidad

Of course, it’s Monday Morning Madness again, and on this blog when “we” (readers, correspondents, myself) are not laying intellectualized explosive devices on the highway of imperialized knowledge, we’re wining! This is probably the fourth time that wining has been the subject of a post, and this time it comes thanks to a German comedian, […]

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Scripting the Cosmopolitan

Checking on an author’s quotation from a dictionary defining the “cosmopolitan,” and running the term through a few online databases, I accidentally came across the word “cosmopolitan” as written in different languages. Somehow the result, part of which is shown below, superficially looks like the definition put into practice, and yet also seems to undermine […]

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The Issue Joined

Now this is what “civilized discourse” is supposed to look like. When certain issues cannot be resolved by logic and reason, it is then necessary to challenge one’s opponent to a fist fight, preferably out in the quadrangle in front of the bell tower, at 12 noon, accompanied by one’s second and one’s third. In […]

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Amitabh Bachchan in Trinidad

Did my post here bring forth this reality? There I was, a mere 13 days ago, talking about my Bachchan conversion experience in Trinidad, and now I read that he landed in Trinidad last night (Saturday, July 19, 2008), in the company of 150 performers for his Unforgettable Tour … which began where? Next door […]

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The Romance of Anthropology & Getting Real Public Attention

Anthropology finally gets some much needed public recognition, even admiration and praise…but wait, what’s this? An assortment of some of the English-speaking world’s most prominent newspapers recently described ANTHROPOLOGY in the following terms — no this is not a joke: “Anthropology is very funny and very sharp” (The Times) “Despite being written from a male […]

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