I am a Black man in my hoodie. I live in Washington, D.C. I am Hard of Hearing (HoH). I am educated. I am a man, brother, father, uncle, friend, and a human being. No matter what propaganda is put in the media about the Black man to defame, demolish, squash, belittle, or portray me as some angry animal, it will not work. Because I will not subscribe to it. [...]
Life is created by you only. People, objects, events, and education come into your life and they leave with some kind of mark, but only you as a human being remain. So it’s important to live your life the way you want to. If you find purpose in your life, then you have found peace. I’m writing this letter that I hope hundreds, maybe thousands of people will read, [...]
In August, a group of Gallaudet University alumni, staff members, and supporters traveled to Port-au-Prince to work with deaf and hard of hearing survivors of the earthquake. I traveled with them, as a reporter for the university. During the week-long effort, from August 5 to 12, the group helped to address problems facing deaf people and their families in a tent community in Port-au-Prince, and made connections with others who [...]
The building of Park51, the controversial mosque and community center two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, has raised furor over the last couple of months from two groups – these who don’t want to see a mosque built so close to the site of America’s worst terrorist attack, and those who believe that every religious group has the right to practice their religion freely. The Imam, Feisal Abdul [...]
0 Who Won?
So the cease-fire has taken hold in southern Lebanon. I’m wondering, though, who won? Here we have on one hand President Bush claiming victory for Israel and saying that Hezbollah has been defeated. On the other hand, Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah claiming a “strategic, historic victory.”
The Quietest KFC In Cairo by Geoff Bendeck, The GW Hatchet Online, Nov. 21, 2005 The first thing that goes through your head when you walk into the KFC in my neighborhood Dokki is not how long it will take for the food to give you a heart attack. The first thing you really realize is how quiet it is. Not an empty quiet, just an odd lack of chatter. [...]