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ABC News gets Hyphy

…or at least they show some love for turf dancing — the crazy, beautiful, and crazy-again dance form that was born…where? Oh yeah, that’s right, here in Oakland. With all the media hate usually thrown our way, it’s nice to see The Town get some love. Even if it does…

Taking a Minute (or a Month)

It’s been a tough month. I tore my miniscus, had knee surgery, and watched daytime TV for three weeks straight. (Since when has Drew Carey hosted Price is Right?? For me, it’s Barker or Bust.) My man Russ Feingold lost his Senate seat in Wisconsin to a Tea Party millionaire….

After Mehserle’s Sentence: What is the Value of Black Life?

What is the value of a black man’s life? To Judge Robert Perry, the answer is two years. That’s the amount of jail time that Judge Perry sentenced former BART cop Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant. Granted  double credit for time served, Mehserle will end up serving…

After Mehserle's Sentence: What is the Value of Black Life?

What is the value of a black man’s life? To Judge Robert Perry, the answer is two years. That’s the amount of jail time that Judge Perry sentenced former BART cop Johannes Mehserle for the murder of Oscar Grant. Granted  double credit for time served, Mehserle will end up serving…

Let’s Beat Texas Twice!

Baseball is one of my favorite sports. After soccer, football, basketball, tennis, badminton, and the luge. Let’s be honest, 9 innings of pitch-and-catch just isn’t that exciting. Usually. Like most folks here in the Bay Area (except rabid Oakland A’s fans, who I respect, even though they’re very few of…