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Black Uhuru: A bull session at the beach with Andrew Bees

Black Uhuru’s Duckie Simpson and Andrew Bees at the Moto Beach Classic, Orange County, California Anyone familiar with legendary, Grammy Award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru knows what reggae historian Roger Steffens means when he writes that “[t]o wail in Jamaican […]

Black Uhuru: A bull session at the beach with Andrew Bees

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Black Uhuru’s Duckie Simpson and Andrew Bees at the Moto Beach Classic, Orange County, California Anyone familiar with legendary, Grammy Award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru knows what reggae historian Roger Steffens means when he writes that “[t]o wail in Jamaican […]

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Modern day ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’

My country, 'tis of Thee, Troubled land of shooting sprees, Of Thee I sing; Land where 20 Sandy Hook children died, Land where they tried to kill gay pride, From ev'ry mountain side, high

When racism lurks in the heart of a death penalty juror

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” This single, sinister question, asked over a sepulchral-sounding musical score, was rhetorical; for after a dramatic pause and a

Celebrating Oktoberfest in Alabama with executions

October is a pleasant time of year to be in Alabama — especially if you love killing. Sure, happening times can be had in pumpkin patches and at the Kentuck,

Gov. Greitens: Pull down Missouri’s racist death penalty statutes

This past Tuesday, well over one hundred and fifty years since the end of the Civil War, a powerful, well-connected, well-to-do Southern white man, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, exercised

Forensic science evidence trending towards less reliable

In January 2016, bemoaning that "the more people talk about improving the use of forensic science in the courtroom, the more things stay the same," I blogged in bold

Safeguarding Bob Marley with “So Much Things to Say”

In reviewing Roger Steffens’s latest book, So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley, Hua Hsu asserts in The New Yorker that Steffens’s contribution to the

King Yellowman defends gay rights at Reggae on the Mountain

Born with albinism in 1956, dancehall music legend King Yellowman was rejected from birth. As a baby, he was found in a supermarket’s trash heap in Kingston, Jamaica. Miraculously

Music royalty & Raging Fyah figure prominently at Reggae on the Mountain 2017

When Yellowman, the perennially provocative “King of Dancehall Music,” pointed at the assembled crowd at this year’s eighth annual Reggae on the Mountain (July 22-23) in California, “nobody move,

Gov. Kasich: “Amazing Grace” starts with you

Recently, at the Community Church in Woodland Hills, California, a woman sang “Amazing Grace.” She sang slow with sweet, lilting sorrow, letting each dolorous, weighty note saturate the space

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