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This cover is superbly infuriating, derivative and racist.

Isaac has widened by 400 feetmiles wide and expects to make landfall along the Gulf Coast later tonight. Today is the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and Syreeta is haunted by poems from Patricia Smith’s collection, Blood Dazzler. Tropical Storm or Category 1 hurricane, our thoughts are with the communities in the Gulf Coast.

If you’re into that sort of thing, ThinkProgress prepares you for the Republican Convention which kicked off earlier today.

The Obama campaign released a clever infomercial today about Romney Economics.

A D.C. Federal Court strikes down the Texas congressional map as discriminatory against people of color.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

Syreeta McFadden is a contributing opinion writer for The Guardian US and an editor of Union Station Magazine.

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