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Obama, You Are Doomed to Fail, Unless You’re Jesus!

By Fallon 9:57 am July 31, 2009 Like most black children growing up in Houston’s Fifth Ward, I spent most of my life medically uninsured. If you got sick, you stayed home and endured the experimental ministering of your grandmother whose medical knowledge consisted of a spoonful of Castor Oil, two drops of sweet oil […]

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The Profiling of a Prolific Pedagogue

a “prominent black scholar with reams of scholarship on bookshelves” couldn’t be distinguished from “Cousin Pookie.”

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Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Part 2 Leadership

By Supernerd 2:32 pm July 30, 2009   There is a problem with leadership in America, particularly black America. From every angle when we think of our leadership there are three main themes (i.e., the problematic, the self-aggrandizer, and the bad).  Leadership is a tricky thing when you think about it. No one is at […]

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A Gay Man’s Struggle: “Why DL?”

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 4:48 pm July 29, 2009 One of my friends came to me this week and told me one of those stories that make you shake you head in disappointment. My eighteen-year-old male friend (For Blog purposes we will call him Timothy) was approached and asked out on a date by an older […]

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Welcome to the Real World Professor Gates

By edward 5:51 pm July 28, 2009

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A(nother) Word on Bootstraps

By Summer M. 10:21 am July 28, 2009 On the day the Senate Judiciary Committee considers her nomination: I didn’t watch much of the Sotomayor hearings. I found them boring, and frankly, in some weird way they reminded me of my oral exams. And who wants recall that trauma on a weekday afternoon–especially when one […]

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On E. Lynn Harris

By Summer M. 10:19 am July 28, 2009 Last Friday (July 24), author E. Lynn Harris died. Though his passing is getting some attention, by comparison, the deaths of other, more famous people have peppered the mainstream media at a much higher rate. A lot of folks (still) don’t know who he is. Either way, […]

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The Color of Corruption

By alexm 9:44 pm July 27, 2009 For decades Detroit has been the center of the automotive industry in the United States, and was the destination of many black migrants in the early 50′s and 60′s. The factories provided jobs that allowed black men and women with little education to pay for their families in […]

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Third Friday News Wrap-Up

By Fallon 9:46 am July 24, 2009 Beginning today and every third Friday to follow, I will blog vignettes of weekly news stories. This type of vignette blogging will allow people to comment on the story or stories that most affect them. So, for a blogger who delights in blogging about current events, race, and […]

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The Soft bigotry of Low Expectation: Part 1 Violence

By Supernerd 2:23 pm July 23, 2009 In May 2008, I was in the North Lawndale community on my way home from work when I was attacked. I was attacked by 8-12 black children ranging from ages 10 – 12.  They were throwing rocks, bricks and etc , because I had refused to give the […]

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