By Shingi Mavima (SM) and Maximo Anguiano (MZA)
2014: the year of the institutional anti-hero
Last year, we introduced our anti-hero list. Because poor decisions at best and evil at worst are not going anywhere, we are back with our 2014 edition. Readers will notice almost immediately that, compared to the 2013 list, this year features less individuals and more collective Anti-heroic forces; from the NFL to ISIS, political parties to incompetent lawmen. Without further ado, let's get into it.
10) Obama's Tan Suit
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
So a U.S. circuit court has exonerated the case of George Stinney Jr, a 14-year old Black boy who was hastily convicted of murder and subsequently executed? But the reality is, George Stinney Jr is already dead and he ain’t coming back. Real exoneration would be to abolish the death penalty and ensure that “fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process” never occur again. But this will never be; because the U.S. will never do away with the legalized murdering of Black & Brown men in a society that falsely demands an eye for an eye retribution.
Why else did we allow the general public to gawk at the execution of death row inmates, similar to public lynchings carried out by hit squads?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
On the evening of September 30th Jonathan Bracamontes, a 16 year old high school student from Holland, Michigan was hit by a car while crossing the street on his way from getting his girlfriend chocolates and flowers. The driver, 64 year old Ruth Borgman, did not stop until she got to work (at least five minutes later) and called in only after she noticed damage to her car. She had hit something, she told the police, and it may have been a person. A sizable 16 year old young man, to be exact.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Executive Director, CLUBHOUSE International (Zimbabwe)
The program started at around 12.30 soon after the arrival of the Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary schools Education Prof. Paul Mavima and Executive Director of CLUBHOUSE Zimbabwe, Mr Nyasha Matavire.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
|An overall re-orientation that puts Africa at the very heart of African Consciousness is needed|
Friday, January 3, 2014
Growing up in Buffalo, Sunday mornings meant two things to me: free soda at Sunday School that I wasn't supposed to tell my parents about, and a cold trek up the driveway to get the Buffalo News, so I could be the first person in the house to read Dave Barry's humor column. God, I loved that column, if for no other reason than I used to break down into a break down into a useless fit of giggling at the prospect of being exposed to the word "weenie" in print (Editor's Note - "Used to," Trav?). So one Christmas, my parents got me a copy of Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, a book he wrote in 1997, chronicling a list of all the songs that Mr. Barry thought were "for weenies," because writing hyperbolic essays that liberally use the word "weenie," is apparently a big money job for some people (so there, Mom).