By Denene Millner
Jordan Shumate, a student at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., says he was reading Hughes’ “The Ballad of the Landlord,” a 1940 protest poem about a tenant thrown in jail for challenging his landlord, when his teacher, Marilyn Bart, interrupted him. “She told me, ‘Blacker, Jordan—c’mon, blacker. I thought you were black,’” Shumate told the Washington Post.
When the 14-year-old student refused to continue reading the poem, Bart showed him how it’s done. “She sounded like a maid in the 1960s,” said Shumate, whose story was corroborated by a fellow student. “She read the poem like a slave, basically.” Read more…
By T. Strong
Hyundai has certainly come a long way and when I had the opportunity to drive the Genesis, I was completely sold.
As a brand, manufactured in Korea, Hyundai has always tackled its critics head on. When they were touted as being one of the worst in holding trade in value, Hyundai guaranteed the trade in value for all their cars. When picked on in the realm of warranty, they made one of the most unprecedented moves in automotive history and offered a 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty as well as 5 years of roadside assistance. And when they took a stab at luxury car making, Hyundai scored big points with the Genesis and let’s not even discuss the Equus. Well… not just yet.
The Genesis was not only a joy to drive, the handsome styling was a head turner for sure. I started to wonder if people were starting to noticing my personal beauty more or if it was the fabulosity of the car! Literally, at almost every stop light, I was being ogled. And, coming in at just over $43k, the model I drove for the week in twilight pearl blue and cashmere colored interior, proved to be one of the easiest, sexiest, most comfortable cars to drive. Read more…