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Transsexual, Transgender, DragQueen, Internalized Homophobia, and Liberation???

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 10:34 pm August 19, 2009 When I was in the six grade there was a kid in my class (we’ll call him Rudy) that was what I like to call “The Kyle Washington type”(for all of those who have seen college hill south beach you know exactly what that means). If you […]

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Today in Pre-Race History: Mad Men as Race Men?

By Summer M. 4:53 pm August 19, 2009 I like Mad Men. It’s a good show, well-written and -acted. All of that. I’m not turning myself into a Mad Men avatar like other fans, but I get the allure. (Besides, there’s no maid’s uniform.) The world of Mad Men is sleek, shiny, colorful; it totally […]

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Hip-Hop Stand Up!

By edward 10:17 pm August 18, 2009   Lately I’ve been completely repulsed by the state of hip-hop. When hip hop was first recognized as a mainstream genre, rappers served as journalists by writing and broadcasting candid exposés on their plights and struggles.  Even the profanity-laden rap group, NWA, expressed the anger that young black […]

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pump your brakes

By Summer M. 11:09 am August 18, 2009 I know you’re damn near hyperventilating waiting for Tuesday blogging goodness from the kid.  But check it out: a dissertation cannot write itself, even if you keep telling it that you’re busy describing what’s going on in your life in 140 characters or fewer.  And since I’m […]

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Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey

By alexm 11:11 am August 17, 2009 Born of Jamaican roots on August 17, 1887, Marcus Garvey is the grandfather of pan-Africanist cultural movements throughout the diaspora. His Universal Negro Improvement Association went onto inspire generations of movements, scholars and black people across the world. Today, I encourage all of you to take a moment […]

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Stopping (Constitutionally) Sanctioned Violence against Women of Color

By Fallon 12:24 pm August 14, 2009 On March 3rd, 2009, Aniysah was taken from her mother’s arms by New York’s Family Court System and placed in the care of Aniysah’s father who has a history of domestic violence offenses. Furthermore, there were no records verifying that she would be taken to a safe living […]

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“Skinny-Bitches are [NOT] evil”

By Supernerd 1:08 am August 14, 2009     httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fwjdtzk1Zs&feature=related In 2001, Mo’Nique in Queens of Comedy came to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. She enters from a rotating pyramid. As she steps on the stage, she gives Memphis its props, and then says to all the “fat girls”  “…stand y’all fat asses up and […]

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A Gay Man’s Struggle: Leviticus Said “Man Shall Not Lie With Man”

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:03 am August 13, 2009   In High School I went to a church that rallied students to stand in front of abortion clinics with red tape covering their mouth and black marker written on the tape displaying one simple word. “Life.” I never personally went on these escapades, but there was […]

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The Push for “Precious”

By Leigh 10:34 pm August 12, 2009 Just last week, I stumbled upon a movie trailer on YouTube that really caught my attention.  The independent film, Precious, tells the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a Harlem-bred, morbidly obese, pregnant, HIV-positive, illiterate, junior high school student who struggles with low self-esteem.  If that isn’t already an […]

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