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17 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How has the Brain Drain in Jamaica Benefited Japan?

How has the Brain Drain in Jamaica Benefited Japan?

Here’s my latest “Black Eye” post for Japan Times, the last part of a three-part series on Jamaicans living in Japan. Last month we heard from the women, this time around we hear what the gentleman have to say about Japan! Here’s an excerpt: When asked for his thoughts on the brain drain, John expressed concern. “The Japanese government […]

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11 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A Posse of Posers and Pussies

A Posse of Posers and Pussies

In a fucking nutshell! Post by Cenk Uygur. (click link or pic above to see segment) I would write about this now but I’ve got my hands filled with deadlines. Just wanted to share it. Thanks Cenk. Wasn’t a big fan before but I might have to give TYT another look. Besides it’s nice when […]

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11 December 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Things Are Gonna Get Easier

Things Are Gonna Get Easier

Just received a rather heartwarming letter from a reader…thought I’d share it with you guys. Subject: Thank you for what you do! Dear Baye, I “discovered” you yesterday on Amazon when I was searching for books to understand racism in Japan. I am halfway through your first book, and after browsing a little of your blog […]

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09 December 2014 ~ 2 Comments

I Can’t Breathe: Thoughts on the Silent March for Mike, Part 2!

I Can’t Breathe: Thoughts on the Silent March for Mike, Part 2!
http://youtu.be/LIudaUKJL2k

Continued from part 1 HERE It was dubbed: Silent March for Mike – マイクブラウンの抗議運動 #HANDSUP and was organized and executed by representatives from the African American Youth Travel program (AAYTP) a non-profit organization (NPO) based in Japan, comprised of an international team of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time and resources to broaden the horizons of […]

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07 December 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Execution, Exoneration, Protest / Unrest, Repeat: Thoughts on the Silent March for Mike, Part 1!

Execution, Exoneration, Protest / Unrest, Repeat: Thoughts on the Silent March for Mike, Part 1!

Yesterday I did something I hadn’t done in a long time…I took to the streets with the people and protested against injustice! In my first book, “Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist” I described my first protest march in detail. I will excerpt it here for those of you who haven’t […]

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28 November 2014 ~ 2 Comments

A Special Ferguson Edition of Black Eye

A Special Ferguson Edition of Black Eye

In honor of Michael Brown, I’ve done a special edition of Black Eye and shared some thoughts on Ferguson’s impact here in Japan. Here’s an excerpt: “And while these jurors deliberated, the nation waited with bated breath and fingers crossed — well, some did, anyway. Others waited with fingers clasped in prayer, some with ink-smudged fingers from […]

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24 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Open Letter to Readers of Black Eye

Open Letter to Readers of Black Eye

Dear Readers:      Have you left a comment on the “Black Eye” ? If not, take a minute and do so, will ya? And know that every time you do (or don’t) you’re sending a message to the Japan Times (and its readers) that these are (or aren’t) the kind of articles you’d like to continue to […]

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22 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

You May Have Just Saved Japan For Me!

You May Have Just Saved Japan For Me!

Just got this letter from a reader. and it made me smile. The subject line read: You may have just saved Japan for me! Dear Loco: I feel compelled to drop you a note and offer my thanks, for “Hi! My name is Loco and I am a Racist” may have just saved Japan for […]

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21 November 2014 ~ 1 Comment

On Lecturing at Hosei U.

On Lecturing at Hosei U.

Had a lovely time with the students of  Hosei University. Just wanted to take a second out to thank them all for their attentiveness and for sharing their excellent thoughts on equality. I learned a bit more about the world through the eyes of Japanese youth, and it has further encouraged me that Japan’s future may very […]

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19 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Vittles and Vibes with the Vivacious Women of Jamaica

Vittles and Vibes with the Vivacious Women of Jamaica

Here’s my latest “Black Eye” post for Japan Times, the second part of a three-part series on Jamaicans living in Japan and their impact on Japanese people and culture! I mentioned in my last column that even before I learned I was part-Jamaican, I already had a fondness for women from the country. Relationship-wise, I […]

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