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this kid

Wow. Cori Gauff. The youngest person to qualify for Wimbledon. She beat 5x Wimbledon Champ Venus Williams, one of her idols, in the first round. An Atlanta native most recently from Delray Beach in my beloved Florida. Her focus inspires. History! Go, Coco! Advertisements

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busy weekend with former students & colleagues

It was so good seeing former students and colleagues in one weekend. Briana Royster, a former grad student in my Gender, Race and Urban Race class and present New York University graduate student, presented today at the UA History Department’s Power and Struggle graduate student-sponsored conference with Dr. John Mitcham, a UA alum who worked… Continue reading busy weekend with former students & colleagues

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harlem nights (and days) better with a good film

I arrived in New York for the Harlem International Film Festival (HIFF) a bit under the weather. Okay, I was totally busted. From the moment the plane took off in Birmingham until the moment it landed at LaGuardia, I knew and saw little. Fever, chills, nausea, aches, the works. And it’s only the fifth week… Continue reading harlem nights (and days) better with a good film