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A Lifetime on Parole – Blackness in America

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January 21, 2015 • Blog, Featured, Race

I am one of the good ones. This could never happen to me. This is the lie I tell myself. I’ve been on parole my whole life for a crime I committed at birth: being black. Growing up in a mixed-race household, I was fuzzy on the concept of race. My dad was pink in… Read More ›

Race »

A Boston Tea Party for Black America

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Wherever black Americans congregate to protest racism, from Ferguson to New York to Baltimore, one series of criticisms crops up again and again: There is no need for protests to turn “violent”. The rioters are preventing peace from returning! Why would they destroy their own neighborhoods? These critiques are rooted in a fundamentally misguided notion… Read More ›

Self-Improvement »

New Year’s Resolutions – 2015 Edition

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2014 was a tumultuous year for me, with some of my lowest lows and most stressful workloads, but also my greatest achievements. Going into 2015, the most important lesson I can learn is not to put too much on my plate, and to choose a handful things to excel at, rather than try and do… Read More ›

Creative Design »

Gender Representation in League of Legends

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a chance to just pick a topic and riff off of it, but now that I’ve got almost 10 days until the next LCS game, I’ve decided to hit on a few topics I’ve had on the backburner. The first is the different representation of male and female champions… Read More ›

Game Design »

How to Resurrect Tank Junglers

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#1 – Tanks vs Bruisers In Season 2, there was a healthy conflict between tanks and bruisers: tanks had inevitable scaling into teamfights regardless of gold levels, while bruisers could secure gank, farm, and objective advantages in the early-mid game. At the risk of diving overly into what differentiates a tank from a bruiser, I… Read More ›

Theorycrafting »

2014 World Championship Meta: Top Lane

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Top lane has one of the most regimented metas, with a power 3 almost always being clearly identified, and with those 3 almost always filling similar roles or forming a triangle of counters. Season 3 Worlds: Renekton / Jax / Shen Early Spring Season 4: tanks – Renekton / Shyvana / Dr. Mundo (with Trundle… Read More ›

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