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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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Mark Twain once referred to the Gilded Age, that period after the Civil War in which the plutocrats of the late 19th century economically roasted the country in order to amass great wealth, as the "Great Barbeque." To be fair, these same plutocrats also created the modern industrial state. However, t… Read full post »
Over the last few days the media's chuckleheads have discovered a potential flaw that could destroy Obama's chances of winning the White House: some white people won't vote for him, especially those in the Democratic Party. In other words, he may lose because some whites won't vote for him merely/… Read full post »
It never ceases to amaze me how some people are so sensitive, soooo PC about race. Some people just don't know how to relax and see the humour in dumb, stupid people who hail from Mexico, laments Rush Limbaugh. In a classic of crocadile-tears editorializing in the Wall… Read full post »
According to a piece on David Hauslaib's Jossip, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, has his very own racial and gender preference list.
"Two weeks ago at the annual Black Corporate Directors Conference in California, Immelt was one of several high-powered guests (among other cor… Read full post »
It’s interesting that Carly Fiorina has said that neither Sarah Palin nor John McCain, or Barack Obama and Joe Biden, is competent enough to be a CEO to run a Fortune 500 company. What’s even more interesting is that she, in fact, was fired from Hewlett-Packard (with a sizabl/… Read full post »
Over the weekend I finished reading Glenn Greenwald’s Great American Hypocrites. It is a searing indictment of how Republicans and conservatives have made a cottage industry of trumpeting personal attributes such as manliness, patriotism and family values. Greenwald, however, points out that mo/… Read full post »
Please explain to me, America, how, as Gov. Sarah Palin explained to ABC News Charles Gibson, you can be "wired," ready to accept a job, say, the vice presidency, when you don't know what the job entails?
An inquiring mind wants to know. Read full post »
It's bad enough that Obama is getting savaged by the various ads by Team McCain, but has anyone noticed that Team Democrats have been MIA over the lipstick crap? No Biden. No Hillary or Bill. No Nancy Pelosi. Nada. Zilch.
And these are the people who pretend to be our leaders...… Read full post »
Yesterday I posted a piece called "Mr. Athens? Commander Sparta?" in which Obama's cool, rational temperment reflected the Athenian ethos while McCain's reflected the warrior ethos of Sparta. After listening to the brouhaha over the so-called "lipstick" remark and seeing the new ad that McCain'/… Read full post »
Last night I watched Zack Snyder's 2007 film version of Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300; an account of Sparta's King Leonidas and his brothers-in-arms defense of Sparta from Persia, led by Xerxes. (Persia, led by King Xerxes, attacked Greece, which was made up numerous city-states, and K/… Read full post »
…[L]ower class Negroes are beginning to define… Read full post »
Despite the overwhelming number of blacks who are predicted to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 election, the success of the civil rights movement forty years may have well fractured black social solidarity along class lines. After the milestone of nominating, if not electing, a black to… Read full post »
Year ago Nation columnist Katha Politt made astute observation regarding social conservatives and Republican Party public policy. They decried feminism’s influence on the family, arguing that it caused women to leave their homes for work and neglected child rearing; however when lower-income wo… Read full post »
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