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Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Judging Life

  By no means am I a constitutional scholar. I have yet to attend a law school class, and I have never given an oral argument before The Supreme Court. With that said, whatever I may lack in legal acumen, I make up for with “real world knowledge”. Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United […]

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Gone Til November: The Obama Mixtape

Due to my desire to post on Precious, I failed to fulfill a writing assignment.  I think I was supposed to post something about the 1st anniversary of the election of President Barack Obama.  I didn’t know we celebrated the anniversaries of elections, but weird stuff happens when black people are involved.  Frankly, I don’t […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of November 2, 2009 – November 8, 2009

College Campaigns for Values Bill Maxwell, St. Petersburg Times, November 8, 2009 Food Stamps: A Canary in the Coal Mine? Douglas C. Lyons, Sun Sentinel, November 7, 2009 ACLU Sues County Over Graduation Rate Mark Freeman, Sun Sentinel, November 6, 2009 Black Students Told to Act Like Slaves United Press International, November 6, 2009 Social […]

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Lost in Translation: A Response to ‘Precious’

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry said Precious was awesome and that everyone should go see it. Since I am the most obedient of Negroes, I saw it last Friday. If Flavor Flav is the world’s greatest hype man, this duo is officially the world’s greatest hype machine. I found Precious slightly underwhelming, uninspiring, and lacking […]

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Laughing at Addiction

When i first saw this video and others like it, i was appalled at the fact that we have somehow managed to twist a serious issue like addiction into a joke. Dave Chappelle did it with his character Tyrone Biggums. Now it seems that people have taken to the streets to find real human beings […]

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They Were There: History Under Appreciated

When I was a child, I lived with my grandmother for 6 years of my life. I had to deal with the old traditionalist methods of coming inside when the streets lights came on or only listening to gospel music on Sundays. Yesterday my grandmother turned 78, and she is still as lively as ever, […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Week of October 26, 2009 – November 1, 2009

Boston Still Vexed by School Busing Justin A. Rice, Washington Times, November 1, 2009 Recruitment effort for mentors kicks off in Cleveland with Susan Taylors Margaret Bernstein, Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 31, 2009 Study links girls’ body size to sexual behavior David Templeton, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2009 As bench marks get raised, more schools […]

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You Think I’m Black? Part 2

            After my original post, “You think I’m Black”, I received a lot of feedback from some of my friends and colleagues- from some adulation, and from others scorn. Due to their varying opinions I decided that I couldn’t end the discussion on the note that Blacks everywhere should recognize their African roots. Let’s delve […]

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Derrion Albert, Fenger High and Neighborhood Melee Part 2: Establishing Blame

  httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55FpBt6jJc0 “Where were the cops?” asks Letzbeforreal in his mini-video.  His question is not new. He, like everyone else, is looking to hold some bigger entity accountable for the murder of Derrion Albert.  He wants to lay blame where it does “the most good.”  Others assign blame to the administration of Fenger High School.   Despite […]

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Luchini Fallin’ From the Sky

I think I’d rather watch this over and over for two hours. Well, This is It won the box office this weekend.  It’s made a little over $21 million since it was released last Wednesday.  Despite my unabashed love for both Michael Jackson and documentaries, I didn’t see it.  When I heard the documentary was […]

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