AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Life and Times of Harry Belafonte

Apart from his role in American racial and class struggles from the 1950s onwards, Harry Belafonte (now 83) played a central role in popularizing struggles for justice on the African continent, especially against white racism in South Africa. Not just by hosting and advancing the careers of South African artists (Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela), making

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WHY “MAD MEN” IS AFRAID OF RACE

The very popular TV drama “Mad Men” (my wife is hooked) is willing to engage the toughest issues of its time–the 1960s–and use them to provide an insight into our current social norms: anti-Semitism, divorce, sexuality, misogyny...