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Perfect Music Moments in Black History: The Roots and Common ‘Act Too (The Love of My Life)’

The Roots’ fourth album, 1999’s Things Fall Apart, is largely regarded as the album that put them over the top. While Organix, Do You Want More?!!!??! (personal fave) and Illadelph Halflife were all dope albums with superb hits—“Silent Treatment,” “Clones,” “Proceed” and “What They Do” immediately come to mind—Things

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I Once Taught a College-Level Statistics Class Using Nothing but Drug References; It Was the Most Effective, Questionable Thing I’ve Done (at Least That Day)

I used to work in a summer program at a prominent university in the Washington, D.C.-area intended to get black students into the field of public policy and foreign affairs. For something like seven straight summers, I was either a resident assistant (first two years) or a teacher’s assistant (economics, statistics,…