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Aug 01 2009 | 1 comments

Hey people, been awhile. Got back to the States last week and its been quite an adjustment back from Kenya to California. I feel very blessed to be able to travel. Exciting things happening with Afro-p, stay tuned for some big news! 

Meanwhile, Ive decided to add a new focus to all the other things I blog about, which is spirituality. I believe growing spiritually is part of a holistic approach to life, and being a Christian, that's the worldview that I'll post from. So check out some of these links of Christians who are doing things just a bit differently:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N7d3A39rls&hl=en&fs=1&]

There's an amazing photo essay by Camilo Jose Vergara on Slate. Its about decaying paired houses in Camden, New Jersey. If you know anything about Camden, you know its one of the poorest/decaying cities in America. What he did was take pictures of homes that are paired but one is abandoned/vacant and the other is occupied. The contrast is incredible. Take a look:

(hit launch on the photo to see the slideshow)

I was reading this article on Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and how he sort of messed up the Republican Response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. Its an interesting perspective on second generation Americans. I think I agree with the premise that Bobby Jindal is "weird" not because people are racist (although I think there are some who probably don't like him cause of his race), but because he has not sorted out his own issues with his race--this being especially hard since he is a Republican. Here's an excerpt:

"A child of immigrants has a unique set of formative experiences: The desire to etch away pieces of yourself—your name and your context—is very strong, particularly if you are trying to win the trust of people in the rural parts of a Southern state."

Reminds me of some Afropolitans I know...
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