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Black Women and Political Activism in America

The “She the People Presidential Forum” felt like a seminal moment for women of color in politics. Black women, in particular, have long been known to be the most politically active and most liberal portion of the Democratic party, but […]

Black Women and Political Activism in America

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The “She the People Presidential Forum” felt like a seminal moment for women of color in politics. Black women, in particular, have long been known to be the most politically active and most liberal portion of the Democratic party, but […]

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Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Universe

The past year two new books have appeared that both place Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) in the frontline of western science and philosophy. Is this, finally, the academic recognition

 Fingers

Raspy cough, white bathrobe, fingers reaching for your ivory coffee mug, red lipstick on the rim, fingers, slender and strong like vice grips, nails stripped of polish, fingers, so many years before pressing a cold washcloth against my fevered forehead. fingers, stretching for chocolate, sneaking smokes. fingers, clasping

Mill Memorabilia

Feature photo: Members of United Steelworkers Local 2609 at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point Plant hold a “tailgate” meeting at Penwood Field across from the plant’s hot rolling mill to

A Meditation on the Planet Earth

I am not the wind Though each breath takes some particle on a flight I am not the roar nor the murmur My thoughts are as silent as a child learning I am

Actor Steve McQueen in a screenshot from the movie Bullitt.

Steve McQueen: ‘Preacher’ tells story of pivotal point in life of redeemed movie star

A pensive Steve McQueen in a screenshot from the movie Bullitt. Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon Greg Laurie (with Marshall Terrill) 2017 American Icon Press In the introduction to his

Buddy Bantum

I began working at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point Plant in 1973. I had graduated high school in 1968 in Connecticut and attended George Washington University for one year before

Bernie

Photo used under a Creative Commons license from flickr user Jasperdo  In the 1970s, I was living in Waverly, near the old Memorial Stadium. The city neighborhood was nearly all

Taking the plunge in Porto

PORTUGAL — Some of us don't travel the world looking for bridges to jump from; it only works out that way. Two years ago, I went off the 24-meter-high Stari

Mac

Mac peered over his machine. His frantic foreman missed the wiser-than-you’ll-ever-be smile.   Mac was never disrespectful. But nobody messed with Shop Steward Billy McGuire, WWII U.S. Army Veteran.   I caught the big guy’s dry smile myself, radical know-it-all I

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