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Deathwatch

ATLANTA — Those of you who read the Message regularly know the last two have been breaks from the norm. Last month, I wrote about my daughter turning 1.

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Strange black men from outer space

Let’s play word association.

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U of L and the fight for justice

I made one of the most important professional decisions of my life in graduate school, when I decided to commit “discipline suicide.”

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A presidential press conference for Black History Month

Wolf Blitzer: Good morning, this is Wolf Blitzer. President Barack Obama has called an unexpected Black History Month press conference to, in his words, “Comm

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What sci-fi teaches us

I recently saw a preview for the new “Star Trek” movie coming out in May. I’m juiced! I thought everybody was.

Wrong!

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We’re still in Kansas, Toto!

I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I’m asking readers to make one for 2009. Stay engaged! That’s it. It might be harder than you think.

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Countdown to E-Day: the aftermath

Where were you when it happened? That’s a question most of us will be asked at some point in our lives. Where were you on Nov. 4, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected? Me?

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Countdown to E-Day: Precipice of change

Urbana, Ill. — I suppose it is appropriate that I complete the last Message to the People before Election 2008 from a hotel room in Illinois.