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Record Machine: The Community College Comes A’Callin,’ Part 2

A few months ago, I wrote about how our local community college library needed assistance sorting some vinyl they’d discovered in the basement, and how enthusiastically I raised my hand. Friends, never let it be said that your obsessions cannot be handsomely rewarded, for the college officially hired me to sort and catalog all eight […]

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“Make Me Wanna Holler”: How My Dad & His Music Influenced My Politics

We’d rather die on our feet Than keep living on our knees Say it loud I’m Black, and I’m proud “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)” – James Brown