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December 06, 2013

Tears for Mandela the man but not his political legacy

An ocean of tears, including my own, have been shed since the sad news that Nelson Mandela had died. I sat next to Mandela in 1993, after arranging a meeting between him and the parent’s of...

Behind the 'Black lie' about crack-cocaine

It’s no secret that crack cocaine carries a stigma. While casual pot-smoking and cocaine use are tolerated in college dorms and clubs, crack cocaine is often considered to be on a different level - a “hard” drug, like heroin. Few well-off ...