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- Norman Kelley is an independent journalist, author, and former segment radio producer at WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio.
He has written for Society, L A Weekly, The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, The Nation, New York Press, Newsday, Word.com, The Black Star News, New Politics, Black Renaissance/Noir, and The Bedford Stuyvesant Current.
He is also the author of the "noir soul"/ mystery series that features "Nina Halligan" in Black Heat (Amistad), The Big Mango (Akashic Books), and A Phat Death (2003).
Norman Kelley was also a contributing writer to Brooklyn Noir (Akashic Books, 2004) and DC Noir (Akashic Books, 2006) and Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs at the Turn of the Millennium (Random House 2000). He edited and contributed to R&B (Rhythm and Business): The Political Economy of Black Music (Akashic Books, 2005; 2002).
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Honestly, I wasn't going to say or write another word about the deceased One-Glove Guy until I saw Bev Smith on television this past Friday. Ms. Smith was part of a three-headed post-mortem panel regarding media excessive coverage of the deceased One-Glove Guy on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.
While o… Read full post »
What Iran, according to the paper of Record, is doing eerily what reads as something of an already familiar play book, call it The Gitmo Protocols. As reported by the Times:
In annals of Mundane News of the World, the Paper of Record has revealed the following about Michelle Obama: she doesn't miss cooking.
THE perilous question came from an earnest schoolboy, who posed this doozy of a query to the new first lady: “Do you like cooking for yo… Read full post »
Gee, I thought I was the only one who felt this way about Cokie Roberts, but Slate's Jack Shafer has bead in on her:
If Roberts' vacuous segments seem phoned-in, it's probably because they are. She does them from her home. In 2000, she told the New York Times that her… Read full post »
Nothing better shows the utter cowardice of American journalism than Washington Post reporters refusing to call a spade a spade. In other a word, calling "enhanced interrogation" torture.
As posted by ThinkProgress:
Yesterday, during a chat with the Post's Dana Priest, a questioner revisited the issu… Read full post »
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists,… Read full post »
Did I miss something when watching "the 100 days" Obama press conference?
I mean, other than the BET reporter asking a "black" themed question regarding the economy, there was no real economic questions regarding it or the banks, except for questions about the auto industry.
Instead… Read full post »
Obviously, torture is a worldwide phenomenon because human cruelty is a specie specific tactic of humanity. However, as Americans, the exceptional people, we're supposedly against such tactics, Well, we once had slavery and placed into concentration camps American citizens of Japanese decent without… Read full post »
C.I.A. interrogators used waterboarding, the near-drowning technique that top Obama administration offi… Read full post »
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If a New York Post's gossip column can be trusted, CNBC may be wondering about the thrashing it took from the Daily Show, and if it has become an anti-Obama outland:
Somalian/Canadian rapper Knaan, in a Facebook video posting by Dave "Davey D Cook," pitches the Somalian pirates as the "Coast Guards" of Somalia. Given that Somalia as a working nation-state doesn't exist, that comparison doesn't challenge my imagination. It only confirms how bad the situation is.… Read full post »
Finally! A GOP position I can agree with: the incessant Obama dog watch.
Said former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: "I think that this whole thing is fairly stupid.”
As covered by CNN, the mean old speaker said: “I hope that the girls love the dog,” Gingrich said… Read full post »
If you think that the MSM has a tendency to engage in trivial reporting, as in the case whether or not President Obama "bowed" to the head of Saudia Arabia during the G20 summit, take a look at the kind of "journalism" being practiced by the black oriented website, The Root./… Read full post »
As posted on the Huffington Post:
A Turkish news anchor wore dark face paint while he reported on President Obama's trip to the country.
A rough translation: "Welcome, Mr. Obama. You took our hearts with your hospitality. We appreciate your kindness. We will do whatever America asks of us, as… Read full post »
(Or, Why Lazy Journalists Like to Talk About Race)
Nothing better shows how utterly depraved Americans are, from puritans to pornographers, as Salon's "Broadsheet" posting of "Sex with the Obamas":
One night, New York Times columnist Judith Warner had a dream about the president taking a shower in her house. Then a friend of hers confided that she'd… Read full post »
The president wants to play nice for the benefit of the country. He campaigned on goin/… Read full post »
Not wanting to belabor a point I made last week about Obama's selection of Rep. Rahm Emanuel as his White House chief of staff, and whether or not Emanuel's relationship with the state of Israel will influence Obama's position regarding the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Emanuel/… Read full post »
Nothing better shows the utter disdain for rational political discourse than watching Michelle Bachman, a US congresswoman from Minnesota, babble on incessantly about "liberals,""far-left" politicians, and "anti-Americanism," on "Hardball".
After watching her you'll understand why she was listed by… Read full post »
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