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Filipinos in the Land of the Hyper-Real

Note: The following is part of a talk delivered at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, DePaul University, November 2014. It may be my favorite piece of music ever on TV.  Below, watch a VIDEO of the “Filipino Concert King … Continue reading

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Meeting Oprah

Actually, though Oprah Winfrey makes a show-stopping appearance in this story, it’s really about meeting the person Oprah calls mother: poet-actress-activist MAYA ANGELOU.  I re-posted this by request on the occasion of Maya Angelou’s death in late May, 2014. In 1989 I, … Continue reading

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