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Detained

That afternoon at the living floor we squatted like three Muslims at Ramadan.  My mother faced the wide open door.  My sister sat right next to her, while I had a mounted ‘akoo’ bowl on my lap.  The evening sun was blazing against my spinal column.  I gave the blessing prayer; my mother had suggested the guidelines as to what I should ask the good lord:  something to do with forgiving the sins of those who disobey their parents.

Grandma's Hands

1965. It’s easy, innocent what happened.  “Grandmother has her ways.  It’s best to do as she says.  In her home, do what she says.”  My mother told me.
 

Our Mothers Didn't Play Back in the Day...

I remember living in a place called Geneva Towers, located in the low income residence of San Francisco.  We moved there from Fillmore, (now called the Fillmore center) when I was about two years old.

The Nature of MAMA: An Interview with Dr. Wade Nobles


Dee:  What is your current position at San Francisco State?

Wade Nobles: Full-tenured professor in Black Studies Department.

D: And you are a Ph. D.?

WN:  I have a Ph. D. in [experimental] social psychology.

Monitores Peligrosos/ Dangerous Meters

La historia actual de los monitores inteligentes de PG&E./ The real story behind PG&E's smart meters.

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CLIPPED! THE NEW AGE OF CORPORATE TRANSIT

What do electricity/gas/water utilities, public transit systems, and department store/supermarkets have in common?  We the people have been and are being sold on paying bills and fares digitally, on-line, whether we want to or not.

 

Who's the Mack?

 

 

 

Generational Culture Pimping: Hollywood and the Young Non-White Male’s Upbringing

Summer of Trauma: Tent City, Alaska

 

 When Jerry Garcia sings the verse:

 

Busted down on Bourbon Street

Set up like a bowling pin, knocked down

What a long a strange trip this been

 

It always reminds me of the long 3 months of trials and tribulations I went through to make enough money to break free from tent city in Valdez, Alaska. 

 

 

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