Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 30 2013

Professional basketball player Jason Collins comes out


by Frederick Sparks “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” In case you hadn’t heard, NBA journeyman center Jason Collins has declared to the world that he is a gay man.   Collins entered the NBA twelve years ago, along with his twin Jarron, after the two played collegiate basketball at Stanford.  He …

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Apr 26 2013

Prison House of Textbook History: Remembering the Chicano Blowouts

WLP & Paula C.

By Sikivu Hutchinson In all my years of “post-Jim Crow” public education no one ever handed me a book written by a black woman and said that what she wrote is universal truth.  I was never told that so-called civilizations rose and fell on the power of her words, or that entire belief systems sprung …

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Apr 22 2013

Laurie James: A New Atheist for the New Millennium

Laurie James

By Naima Washington To be sure, many assumptions are made about atheists. Some of the assumptions about atheists are made by atheists, and African American atheists are among the easiest people to stereotype: we are all in the closet; and/or have one foot in the secular world and the other in a pew; and/or due …

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Apr 16 2013

Sikivu Hutchinson @ L.A. Times Festival of Books

l.a. times book fest

“So much conversation regarding atheism and humanism gains no traction, and does little to push beyond areas of comfort and well worn arguments. Sikivu Hutchinson’s work offers an important corrective to this. With clear and sharp insights, Hutchinson pushes readers to recognize and tackle the patterns of thought and action that limit any real ability …

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Apr 01 2013

Ray Comfort thought that ‘bibliophile’ meant what?

ray comfort

…a cross between pedophile and Bible.   Yup, this is the man who will topple a well evidenced scientific theory that happens to cornerstone of modern biology.