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Arthur Lewin; A Lynching By Any Other Name…

October 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( Last week we saw a lynching on TV.  We saw a man pleading for his life as he was brutally beaten and subsequently killed. His name was Muammar Qadaffi, and he was the leader of the African country called Libya. This is not the time to debate what he is alleged to have […]

Arthur Lewin

October 15, 2011 by  
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Tweet Arthur Lewin is a member of the Black and Latino Studies Department of Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is the author of the books, Africa Is Not A Country: It’s A Continent and Read Like Your Life Depends On It. He writes on a wide variety of topics, and greatly […]

Arthur Lewin; Subliminal Messages In Star Wars…

September 4, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( Every movie has at least one scene that sticks with you long, long after you’ve seen it. In the first Star Wars recall the brave, desperate struggle to destroy the Death Star, the gargantuan vessel, as big as a small moon, with enough firepower to obliterate a planet, which it actually does at […]

Arthur Lewin; Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing Revisited…

September 2, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( A big white Cadillac with three Italians in it pulls up to the curb on a summer morn in the heart of Bed Stuy. Thus begins Spike Lee’s third feature film, 1989’s Do The Right Thing. The three, a father and his two sons, get out, and stand before a shuttered store. They […]

Arthur Lewin; Subliminal Messages In The Help…

August 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( The wildly popular movie, The Help, though hailed in many quarters is at the same time roundly condemned in others. Why is that. . .   Every movie, in fact anything that calls itself art, operates on two levels. There is what you see and hear, and there is what you do not see […]

Arthur Lewin; Should We Ever Consider Voting Republican…

August 25, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( The Democrats say the Republicans are the reactionary party and that their candidates occasionally encourage racist sentiments. The Republicans counter that the Democrats are the ones who instituted segregation and that many of them fought violently against the civil rights movement. Which side is telling the truth? Both of them are. Abraham Lincoln, […]

Arthur Lewin; What’s Your Cell Number?

August 23, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( “What’s your cell?” he asked. “What?” I said taken aback. “What’s your cell number?”   Have you seen them walking the streets alone, talking as if someone were there, rapping to the scratchy, disembodied voice in their ear? Have you seen them playing with the smooth, shiny metal sliver, punching the buttons, peering intently […]

Arthur Lewin; Ron Paul, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry The Race 4 + Of The President…

August 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( I am hearing all these complaints about the president’s bus, the president’s big, long black bus. They are saying it is too expensive, too luxurious, it was made in Canada, it is too ostentatious, and what else? What else is it that bothers them about the president’s big, long, thick black bus! Governor […]

Arthur Lewin; Black Professor Dr. Ronald Mallett Is Building A Time Machine…

August 15, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( Dr. Ronald Mallett is building a time machine. He is a theoretical physicist who received his doctorate from Penn State and who is now based at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Mallett first conceived the idea to build a time machine at the age of 10. His father was a television repairman who […]

Arthur Lewin; The Help Movie – A Servant By Any Other Name Is Still A Servant…

August 14, 2011 by  
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Tweet ( Does the new film, The Help, show Black actresses playing maids to illustrate truths about a bygone era, or simply as cover to exploit and demean them as the movies have always done? The first feature length movie Hollywood produced was D. W. Griffith’s 1915 film, Birth of A Nation. Up until then […]

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