Tag Archives: Andy Shallal

(Part 6) Funny, you don’t look like a . . .

In this blog post, I continue the previous posts (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), which I started when I wondered what stereotype I fit that would cause someone to think that I would welcome anti-Muslim emails. That email stimulated me to … Continue reading

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Updating Howard Zinn

Our Busboys and Poets Book Club meets monthly in the Howard Zinn Room at the BB&P restaurant in Hyattsville under a remarkable mural painted by BB&P owner Andy Shallal. The mural was inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”. Four … Continue reading

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Didn’t I have enough to read?

As if I didn’t have stacks of books awaiting my attention, yesterday I committed to two more: Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez, and Howard Zinn’s A History of the People of the United States. … Continue reading

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