Merle Kodo Boyd

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I finally purchased this magazine; it whispered to me every time I passed it in a different store. “Gurrl….I know you see me… I got something in here for you…” Many young (and… Continue reading

Black Privilege

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Black Privilege  With all of the talk about white privilege; I was inspired by Peggy McIntosh’s post on white privilege. She recognizes the benefits of her skin color although she is opposed to how… Continue reading

Shoot Up Tha Club, Ooops I Mean Shoot Up the Gallery!

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Shoot Up tha Club, Oops I mean Shoot Up tha Gallery.  I thought this was interesting. Nooo, not that woman from the south who cooks gourmet diabetes on a plate cuisine, but the… Continue reading

This American Tap: Live at the Sunday Social

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This week we record live from the Sunday Social. Featuring an ensemble cast of artists and community members that came out to the Sunday Social. We also talk about Dwight Howard, Local Artist… Continue reading

The Beauty Box

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One normal afternoon last fall, artist Robert Hodge glanced over at a building on Dowling St., in Houston’s Third Ward where all but two walls remained. There was simply the concrete foundation, the… Continue reading

Are you listening?

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I watched Rachel Jeantel’s first day of testimony in the Zimmerman trial and was struck by her power in the courtroom. That attorney tried to shake her and seemed to almost succeed at… Continue reading

Oldest Black Bookstore in US Set to Close

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  Marcus Books — the Fillmore District institution billed as the oldest African-American bookstore in the United States — is set to close June 18, according to the San Francisco Examiner. The bookstore, which… Continue reading

This American Trap: Episode 7: NBA PLAYOFFS EDITION

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At long last the NBA episode! We talk NBA Playoffs, the Finals, Game 7 between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers, and Pruitt offers a challenge to LeBorn James. Click the link… Continue reading

Sunday Social

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Sunday Social is a derivative of the Mobile Block Party thrown in the past couple of years near the Mobile on the corner of Francis@Dowling near Project Row Houses. Those block parties were in response… Continue reading

SHOUTOUT: Third Ward Time Capsule

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Over at USA Projects I’m accepting donations for my Third Ward Time Capsule project. Here is the breakdown: Upon my grandfathers passing I was given sixteen 8mm film rolls that my grandfather had… Continue reading