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Re-membering Slavery in the Arkansas Legislature

Mike Carter of Arkansasbusiness.com reports that the Arkansas House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs rejected a standard symbolic resolution congratulating Barack Obama on his historic victory this morning. By a vote of 11-6, the committee failed to recommend HR1003 by Rep. Stephanie Flowers, D-Pine Bluff…after some Republican law makers (Rep. Dan Greenburg, R-Little […]

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Henry Rollins for President…no…really.

That’s probably the last thing I thought I’d say…and then I heard an interview with Henry yesterday on Air America’s Ring of Fire. Now…I’m a child of the 1970s and a teenager of the 1980s…So I’ve actually been a fan of Rollins for years…Of course, he was in one incarnation of the hardcore punk band […]

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Archaeologists for Social Justice…

Upon returning from the SAA meetings in Austin, Texas, I was talking on the phone with James Davidson, one of my closest colleagues. We were talking about how different the SAAs feel from other meetings–such as the Society for Historical Archeology meetings or the humongous AAA meetings (for the non-anthropologists out there, that’s the American […]

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FCC vs. CTIA…Section 106 in the Balance.

Back in December of 2005 I posted a blurb about the battle between the FCC and the wrireless industry about Section 106 compliance (see “Section 106 in Trouble?…”, December 07, 2005). At that time the wireless industry was attempting to further weaken the Section 106 process in regard to cell towers. In my opinion, we […]

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April 4

As this is the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (04/04/1968), I’ll ask you to take a minute and check out the National Civil Rights Museum which was built in and around the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee–the very place where Dr. King was struck down. As an ex-Memphian, I do […]

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Antiquities Panel

From the March, 29th New York Times (yeah, I know I' behind): Michael Kimmelman, The Times's chief art critic, moderated a discussion about antiquities and their provenance at the New School For Social Research earlier this month and the Times printed quite a bit of the discussion…. Look here for the full article.

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Food, Race, & “The Siege” of Howard University

First lady Laura Bush was the campus of Howard University in late October, along with many others, to conduct a session of the White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth. Apparently neither she, nor the Howard University officials, expected a large protest to ensue…. “What started as a demonstration of 50 students standing around the […]

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Thank you Ms. Rosa…

(CNN) — Rosa Parks, whose act of civil disobedience in 1955 inspired the modern civil rights movement, died Monday in Detroit, Michigan. She was 92.

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