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Tenants organize to preserve an affordable housing complex in the South End
Esther Echevarria worked as an activist before coming to Boston.
Holding their ground
| September 07, 2012
Rich and richer
Last week, Mitt Romney announced a running mate — finally offering relief to the fidgeting comedians, though disappointing them when it turned out not to be Michele Bachmann — and it was 42-year-old Paul Ryan.
| August 17, 2012
A browner shade of pale
Here in the least racially diverse US state, there isn't much danger of whites becoming a minority anytime soon, given that 94.3 percent of the population is non-Hispanic white.
| May 25, 2012
Stupid is equal-opportunity
To me, 2011 offered a buffet of publicly expressed stupidity, perpetuated by a broad swatch of races, genders, and ideological factions. Here are a few gems.
| January 06, 2012
I’ll miss you, Herman — sorta
The news just a few days ago that Herman Cain was dropping out of the race to become the Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential race kind of made me sad.
| December 09, 2011
What company are you from?
Confused by the "Occupy" movement, whether "Occupy Wall Street" or "Occupy Maine" or "Occupy the one-person bathroom in the coffee place" or whatever else?
| November 11, 2011
A hug beats a nod
Maine may be the whitest state in the country, but it certainly isn't the straightest.
| September 16, 2011
Bill T. Jones alumni shine at the ICA
During the Q&A that followed last weekend's "Summer Reunion" of former dancers from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Jones — unable to attend — was represented on stage by a large bouquet of white roses. (Zane, who died in 1988, was probab
| July 22, 2011
Class (warfare) is in session
In case you haven't heard yet, the US Census Bureau just announced its findings from the 2010 Census, and even a small state like ours saw a noticeable darkening of the population.
| April 01, 2011
After an intense investigation into the backgrounds of Republican Governor Paul LePage's nominees for top administration posts, I've discovered an astonishing lack of diversity.
| January 21, 2011
Never before have a I seen such a classist, racist, lock-step-thinking set of election results in my time living here, and I — OK, kidding; kidding. Just wanted to get a rise out of the people who still think I'm all "Maine is a mess" and "White people
| November 12, 2010
From away, here to stay: Out-of-towners settle down in Maine
I'm becoming a hick. Or so I'm being told more and more lately.
| June 25, 2010
Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home
Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
| April 30, 2010
Ask A Black Woman: Criminal intent edition
Ask A Black Woman: Why are Blacks committing all the crimes lately in Maine and doesn't this say something about Black people's natural inclinations?
| March 05, 2010
Ask a Black Woman: Harry Reid edition
Just in time for Black History Month, another installment of "Ask a Black Woman," thanks to JT in Portland who in early January asked me: What's your take on the Harry Reid thing?
| February 05, 2010
Losing our religion
All those pretty churches. So many of them white clapboard buildings with tall steeples and stained glass windows. The kind of thing that makes you think Mainers are a hardy, God-fearing, churchgoing lot.
| January 08, 2010
Saying their ‘I don’ts’
In case it slipped by one or two of you out there, Maine is a pretty homogenized state overall, even more so than a carton of Oakhurst or Hood milk.
| November 13, 2009
In the same boat
It's summertime in Maine, a sweet and all-too-short season that generally makes living here the other nine or 10 months worth it. Except that this year, sun and warmth have apparently decided that, like access to the credit markets, they won't be avail
| June 26, 2009
Diversity isn’t even just about being open-minded. In the end, it’s about fairness.
LD 1020 and marriage fairness
| May 01, 2009
Uh, race still matters, folks
In a few short days Barack Obama will go from being our first black president-elect to our first black president. Yes siree, the black guy is finally going to be in charge. We finally did it. Welcome to post-racial America!
| January 07, 2009
Obama goes for Sanford's diversity
The Sanford High School Marching Band will perform in Barack Obama's inaugural parade. Of course, it...
| December 10, 2008
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