Author Archive

Mississippi Learning

Best of In The Fray 2005. More than 40 years after a horrific — and racist — triple murder, the “other Philadelphia” is finally showing some signs of brotherly love.

The politics of pastels

During a recent trip I rediscovered color across the pond.

The gift that keeps on giving

With stores pushing “free” gifts down our throats this holiday season, I can’t help but wonder if they’re really gifts at all. Even if I do enjoy them …

“I don’t care that it is not signed by a senator”

Part of Fahrenheit 9/11 moves beyond conspiracy theories and simple Bush-bashing to give African Americans a lesson in race consciousness.


Lynching’s legacy lives

Abu Ghraib is the 21st century equivalent of a dark and sometimes forgotten chapter in U.S. history.

The new civil rights movement

The struggle for gay rights will be exactly that — a struggle.

Searching for belonging

2004 Best of Columns (tie)

Shopping for palm oil, cardamom coffee, and identity.