Hip-hop and the n-word, seen through King’s prism


This frigid Martin Luther King Day finds me at the office away from the office, a place most of you know as Starbucks, laptop open as I put some ideas on “paper.” Nothing you’ll see in the Star anytime soon, but that’s not a bad thing. Follow me long enough and you’ll figure out that … Continue reading

February 2005: You See a Fugitive, I See a Friend


In 1969, Joseph Pannell fled an attempted murder charge in Chicago and lived under an assumed name in Toronto until his arrest last year. As Pannell awaits an extradition hearing, Morgan Campbell describes the mentor he calls ‘Pops’. 6 February 2005 – Toronto Star Joseph Pannell had just been escorted into the prisoners’ box during a … Continue reading

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