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Will Japan tackle slander on the Internet?

Japan’s Justice Ministry announced that Internet slander cases rose 23% in 2008. I have seen my fair share of “haters” flaming, spamming and spewing their rhetoric on various websites. As I said in my Japan Times interview, “Black Tokyo receives a fair amount of spam and occasional hate mail.” Another thing spread on the Internet are… Keep Reading

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery Benediction Angers Some

I thought my ears played a trick on me when I heard Rev. Lowery open his benediction with words from the Black (Negro) National Anthem, “God of our weary years, God of our silent tears….” Although many that are not Black may not know the words to James Weldon Johnsons’ song, Lift Every Voice and Sing, it… Keep Reading


Dear Life: Responding to Ignorance

This podcast struck a cord with me and brought back some unpleasant memories of when I started my journey to learn more about Africa, Japan and Asia. Actually this podcast really pissed me off because it seems like no matter how hard sistas (and other women/men) try to improve mentally, physically, spiritually or financially, there… Keep Reading


Commentary: What Barack Obama means to me

When President-elect Barack Obama and his family move into the White House, it will signify moving into every household in America. Obama will not become some Black dude that moved in down the street located in a predominately White neighborhood and he and his family will not become the new Cosby Show. The Obamas will… Keep Reading

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