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My Reality of The Frankie and Neffe Show

By Fallon 8:51 pm August 28, 2009 Like many loyal fans of Keyshia Cole’s show, The Way It Is, I watched the premiere of Frankie and Neffe with bated breath hoping to see black reality drama at its finest. Of course, when people learn of my guilty pleasure many people are downright appalled that I, […]

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Interracial vs Intraracial dating, loving and fucking: Part 1

By Supernerd 5:57 pm August 27, 2009     httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ8RyR6_cJQ&feature=related   Let’s begin the conversation with the clip by the chocolate enthusiast herself, Kyla.  She starts this clip with an ode to chocolaty goodness. She says, “Hi, I like chocolate, and I am not talking about the candy, ok.” Kyla, goes on to say, “I […]

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16, Black, & Pregnant…The “Trifecta” of Poverty

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 9:46 pm August 26, 2009 ……………16……………. ………….black…………… ……….pregnant………… I got a chance to go back to one of my community high schools and perform poetry. One of the poems that I performed in the national poetry competition was about a women being barren. When performing this piece at the high school, one […]

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Summer Explains it All: Jail Time for Dummies

By Summer M. 4:25 pm August 26, 2009 Any of you following the NFL might have been slightly shocked when the details of Plaxico Burress’ sentence became public.  Even I was surprised by the severity of his sentence, and I’ve been watching NFL players tango with the (in)justice system since well before, um, Ray Lewis?  […]

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Trouble the Water on DVD

By Summer M. 9:10 pm August 25, 2009 If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to add Trouble the Water to your Netflix queue, or rent it–people still do that, right?  It was released on DVD today.  I wrote a response/review of the documentary after seeing it at the Black Harvest Film Festival last […]

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Happy Birthday, Connected!: More than Beats, More than Rhymes

By Summer M. 4:28 pm August 24, 2009 I can’t believe it, but five years ago today, The Foreign Exchange (@nicolay and @phontigallo) released their album, Connected.  It’s pretty amazing stuff–just great hip hop.  What makes this album even more amazing is the fact that these cats instant messaged, e-mailed, and snail mailed beats and […]

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Save the Polar Bears, Save the World?

By tamara @tamaracg 10:21 am August 24, 2009 i guess that i am what you can call an environmentalist, or at least a mild one. i believe in reducing, reusing and recycling. i believe in and practice buying locally. Each and every day i make an effort to reduce my waste and consumption. i am […]

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Mandela’s 8 Lesson’s of Leadership

By alexm 7:00 am August 24, 2009 In honor of Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday last year, Time Magazine published an article on Mandela’s Eight Lessons of Leadership I encourage you to read the article… But I thought I would share the lessons that I found most poignant No.1: Courage is Not the Absence of Fear, […]

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Sick and Tired: Being Black, Woman, Poor, Sick, and (Uninsured)

By Fallon 12:04 am August 21, 2009 In 1964 at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Convention, Fannie Lou Hamer said, “All my life I’ve been sick and tired . . . Now, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Even though these words were distinctively about Southern racism, I find myself unconsciously gravitating […]

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MICHAEL VICK…the dawg[sic] killer

By Supernerd 4:20 pm August 20, 2009      Michael Vick, who was once the highest paid man in the NFL with his 135 million dollar contract, is back with the League as a Philadelphia Eagles (according to ESPN).  In this First Take clip , one gets the opportunity to hear from some expert NFL […]

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