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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Be Bold Be Re(a)d: The Podcast

By Fallon 10:31 am October 30, 2009 I want to thank my good sisterfriend and comrade, Alexis Gumbs, for pulling the Be Bold Be Re(a)d podcast together. 3 years ago women of color came together and transformed what it meant to transform terror on Halloween, declaring October 31st Be Bold Be Red Day, a day […]

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Halloween: Battle Between Church and State

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 6:30 pm October 28, 2009 Growing up in a fairly religious household, I was never allowed to trick or treat. I never got to dress up as a ghost, goblin, or display any type of cute themed cartoon— the innocent ones like Winnie the Pooh or Mighty Morphing Power Rangers (The originals). […]

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What is on your head?

By edward 7:23 pm October 27, 2009 This past weekend I took a break from the monotony of the “ivory tower”. I threw down my books and pushed aside my assignments so I could be entertained. My friends and I decided that with midterms rapidly approaching we needed a few good laughs to maintain our […]

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Kiss and Tell: Losing Isiah

By Summer M. 12:12 pm October 27, 2009 Those of us who lament the current incarnation of the NBA despite Lebron James’ and Chris Paul’s (he’s soooo cute — no hetero) greatness do so because we remember the golden age of the league.  (Are you looking for Kobe love?  You won’t get that here.  Move […]

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Week of October 19, 2009 to October 25, 2009

By Leigh 11:15 am October 27, 2009 Ford’s Insensitivity and Ignorance Bill Maxwell, St. Petersburg Times, October 25, 2009 Summit Series Targets Achievement Gap; Richardson Will Host Private Talks Journal Staff Report, Albuquerque Journal, October 24, 2009 LR district studies survival ideas if desegregation aid cut Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, October 24, 2009 Forum looks […]

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Yes, I’m a Spelman Woman, but do I have to wear a white dress every damn day?

By Fallon 2:24 pm October 23, 2009 “Spelman thou name we praise STANDARDS and honor raise we’ll ever faithful be throughout eternity . . .” Reflecting on my twenty some years of existence, I must say the best decision I’ve made thus far was to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Not because it was […]

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The Ballroom Scene: A New Black Art

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 7:23 pm October 21, 2009 Over the past month I have been writing on the good and bad of “The Ballroom Scene.” Now I want to take a moment to explain more about the rising underground dance, that is becoming one of the new “black arts.”  If homophobic, masculine idolizing, intolerant schools […]

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Week of October 12, 2009 to October 18, 2009

By Leigh 10:30 am October 21, 2009 ACLU: DeSoto Country Retaliating Against Student Shelia Byrd, Biloxi Sun Herald, October 19, 2009 Making the Grade Isn’t About Race. It’s About Parents. Patrick Welsh, Washington Post, October 18, 2009 Official: Black Colleges ‘Stuck in Survive’ Jordan Blum, The Advocate, October 17, 2009 Small Steps, Not Big Leaps […]

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Scary Black Men

By edward 7:17 pm October 20, 2009 Am I really that scary? I’m  only 5’9’’ 180 pounds.  This is what I asked myself when a girl ran away from me as I walked down Ellis Avenue two weeks ago. Initially I was flabbergasted by her reaction. Did I look like a criminal? I had on […]

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Today in Post-Race History: No Homo

By Summer M. 11:09 am October 20, 2009 I’m having trouble embedding the video in question.  Please view it here. Remember last year when all the white gay people were mad at black people because Prop 8 passed in California?  Well, it wasn’t a fluke.  We’re still their whipping boys (er, bois?).  Last week, my […]

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