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Why Ask Why – Week of April 26-30, 2010

Why are so many Americans defending Arizona’s new immigration law, which targets Mexicans? (Who’s next?) Why is it taking so long for the Gulf Coast oil spill to be contained? Why haven’t we heard more about the recently held “African … Continue reading

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WHY ASK WHY

You asked for it and now it’s here – WHY ASK WHY as its own column and not one big continuous column.  Apparently, I confused some of you with one continuous column.  So, now WHY ASK WHY will have five … Continue reading

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Why Ask Why

*Why do some black people complain about the diversity of the mostly majority private schools they send their children to? *Why did President Obama’s just forced out Social Secretary Desiree Rogers need to go to an MTV dinner and other … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Avatar” Is Worth Seeing

With mixed reviews from journalists and moviegoers alike, James Cameron’s epic “Avatar” has already made over a billion dollars worldwide after only being released a few short weeks ago. For many, the movie is so wonderful and filled with so … Continue reading

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“Rachel Getting Married’s” Colorful Twist

I finally watched “Rachel Getting Married” on DVD the other night, starring Anne Hathaway, who received an Oscar nomination for her lead role in the film last year.  Now, I didn’t get the memo that it had a very nice … Continue reading

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Props to ‘Precious?’

Props to “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” for receiving major Golden Globe and Screen Actors guild nominations as well as NAACP Image Awards nods.  But it begs the question – can only stories about the trials of … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW/COMMENTARY: The Princess and the Frog

The new film The Princess and the Frog is a mixed bag.  While the film is hailed as Disney’s first animated feature starring a black princess, unfortunately, she is a frog throughout most of it. Set in 1920s New Orleans … Continue reading

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