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Calling A Spade A Spade

In Front Page, Special Ones, The Breakdown by Aaron WestLeave a Comment

Share:Let us first address the glaring issue: “spade” is a derogatory racial term used to describe black people in the United States in the post-Civil War era. It’s no longer openly used in mainstream culture because of the gigantic strides made in civil rights since then. Gigantic strides. Black people are no longer considered 3/5ths of a white male, land …

Yaya Touré, The Faceless Man

In Front Page, Special Ones, The Breakdown by Aaron WestLeave a Comment

Share:In the brilliantly-written epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, exists a secret society of assassins known as the Faceless Men. This ancient order, both by incredible skills gained by years of practice and magic, are able to disguise themselves in any manner necessary in order to gain access to their target; literally (Warning: Game of Thrones Season …

Black Skin, Biaconero Soul

In Front Page, Special Ones, The Breakdown by Aaron West3 Comments

Share:I’ve been a Juventino since 1997. The story of how I came to fall in love with the Old Lady as a black kid from North Carolina is a bit unique compared to most tifosi. I have no Italian heritage, I’ve never been to Italy, never had a secret Italian pen pal from Turin with whom I exchanged Chicago Bulls …

Amunt Valencia: How I Came To Love Los Che

In Front Page, Special Ones, The Breakdown by Andre Sherard1 Comment

Share:My start in the game was at the age of 6, watching my 11-year-old brother play with his travel team. As just about any younger brother/sister knows, we typically want to follow in the footsteps of our elder siblings. When we moved to Mississippi, I began to play on a recreational team in Hattiesburg, and I found out that I happened …