Category Archives: Newspapers

Trump Blasts the Media

(The following highlights are from President Donald Trump’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee in Washington, D.C. on February twenty-fourth.) What a fantastic standing ovation. You’re incredible. And outside people are lined up for six blocks. Please, please sit down. You’re embarrassing me with all this love. But you won’t read about this tomorrow. […]

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Bruce Jenner Opens Up

I was twenty-three in the spring of 1976 and often played basketball in the Sacramento State University gym and then drove to the all-weather track on the south side of campus and jogged before running wind sprints. People often complimented me for being in good shape, and I considered myself a stud but must’ve known […]

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Pursuing Pipino Cuevas

This story is from the collection “Death in the Ring”

Also posted in Boxing, Pete Ranzany, Pipino Cuevas, Sacramento

Charles White Endures

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue”

Also posted in Alabama, Art, Charles White, Chicago, Civil War - American, Elizabeth Catlett, Hammer Museum, Harriet Taubman, John Brown, Los Angeles, Marriage, Mexico, Murals, Nat Turner, New York City, Painters, Pasadena, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Slavery, Tobacco, Tuberculosis

Material Handler on the Road

I still wonder if my adult working career for many years progressed like a tortoise in sand because of apathy or a reflexive hatred of manual labor that began too soon, at age nine, when my mother remarried and her new husband, a drill sergeant masquerading as an electrical engineer and contractor, drafted my stepbrother […]

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Time to Pay College Athletes

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Football, Golf, Heisman Trophy, Lebron James, Media, Michael Jackson, Movies, Music, NCAA, Racism, Radio, Reggie Bush, Shirley Temple, Stevie Wonder, Tiger Woods, USC