Bert Williams, Harlem

Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.”

Jazz vs. Racism By Greg Thomas

In the brief time that I’ve been posting blog entries to Integral Post, rarely have I explicitly discussed the issue of race, which, it seems to me, is a blindspot of the Integral community. Yet I intend, more and more, to visit the theme of race and view it through an Integral lens.

Michael’s World: Lexus HS 250h

Coming from a family of big car drivers with a preference for luxury, I was so surprised to hear their overwhelmingly satisfied reactions to the look and feel of the Lexus HS 250h. My dad, an old school Buick fan, felt for the first time that he could own a foreign luxury car and a…