MILAGRO

spanish for "miracle"
1. A marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent.

de l'espagnol pour "miracle", n.m.
1. Phénomène répute contraire aux lois de la nature et attribué à l'intervention divine.

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Category: President Barack Obama

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My 2-Year Love Affair With Twitter (And The Birth of WebTweet Montréal)

April 18th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

Photo taken from ceospeaks.wordpress.com I’m about to celebrate my second anniversary on Twitter. I joined the now almost mainstream micro-blogging site at the urgency of friend, and fellow Barackanista, McLean Greaves. At the time, McLean & I were fully invested in the U.S. Democratic race (well, as much as Canadians could be). Barack Obama’s name [...]

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Michelle, Ma Belle.

February 4th, 2010 by Martine St-Victor

In Montreal, like in many other cities in the world, February is Black History Month. Even though I question its existence, I applaud all the initiatives executed by the dedicated team behind the Montreal edition. It was thus impossible for me to refuse when they asked me to pen an op-ed on Michelle Obama: their [...]

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The Beer Tasted Around The World.

August 2nd, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

I have restrained from commenting the Skip Gates affair because I find its treatment to be so démesuré. For starters, the cops did act stupidly. There. I said it. I don’t care how many “Yo Mama” jokes Skip Gates may or may not have uttered at the policeman: handcuffing him, while he’s in his own [...]

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The Problem With Republicans.

July 14th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

The problem with Republicans is that they don’t know where to shoot from. Watching them awkwardly try to bash Judge Sonia Sotomayor is simply embarrassing. You may not agree with her on everything, but we must all agree that she knows the law. While her 2001 remark (“I would hope that a wise Latina woman [...]

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Pop Culture fails when it rewards failures

March 16th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

It’s quite obvious how much I follow, love and analyze Pop Culture. Its dirty secret is that it has too often harboured & rewarded mediocrity. But mostly, it was camouflaged clowns, mascots-like characters that if nothing else, entertained us with their lack of any intellectual merit. Right away, names like Kato Kaelin, Larry Birkhead, Joe [...]

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Hip Hop’s New Commander-in-Chief.

February 10th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

As it appeared on Clovys.tv Il y a d’abord eu la fois où l’émission 60 minutes a demandé au candidat démocrate, ce qui était en rotation sur son i-Pod. Dans sa réponse, au milieu d’une nomenclature de classiques de sa génération comme les Bruce Springsteen et compagnie, le futur Président insère Jay-Z, très casually. Bombe. [...]

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My Answer to the Bush Twins’ Letter To Malia & Sasha Obama.

January 26th, 2009 by Martine St-Victor

Dear Jenna, Dear Barbara, In theory, your letter was an endearing idea. The fact you made it public pans it for what it is: a PR trick and, the way you compared your father to President Obama is simply tasteless. You are not your father nor are you his mistakes. Still, unless you are willing [...]

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Find Another Battle, Campbell.

December 8th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Last week, CNN anchor Campbell Brown, deplore remarks made by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. In front of an open mic (Geez, will they ever learn?), Governor Rendell said the following about the next (if confirmed) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano: “Janet’s perfect for that job. Because for that job, you have to have no life. [...]

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Turning Hope Into a Generic Brand.

December 1st, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

Driving up trendy Montreal staple, St-Laurent Boulevard, I was stunned to the point of pulling over. I triple-blinked, in disbelief, at the sight of a giant sign that read “YES WE CAN” next to the picture of a aluminum can, in the window of a soon to be open bar. What?! Are these people for [...]

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We, The People.

November 6th, 2008 by Martine St-Victor

We are in day 1 of the AO (After Obama) era. Contrary to most of the media coverage President-elect Obama’s victory triggered, this was not a victory just for Blacks. Still, for the Black community, it has set a standard. One that hopefully, will force rappers to clean Hip Hop, deadbeat fathers to contribute to [...]

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