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Defining Moments…

These past few weeks have been stressful so I won’t try and formulate a coherent opinion on any of the hot-button topics. To be honest, I’ve just been too tired to deal with much of anything lately. Instead, I will share something with you guys. I haven’t lived much. 23 very short years, in fact. […]

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The State of their Union: What’s Love got to do with it Michelle Obama?

So, I watched President Barack Obama give his second State of the Union Address and felt totally dejected like a pimply teenage girl who’s searching find her identity. Yep, to say the least the speech did feel quite underwhelming and non-surprising . . . “we’re going to [fill in the blank with your best conception […]

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Lupe Fiasco ‘Somewhat’ Agrees With Controversial Bill O’Reilly Comment

Chicago MC says talk-show host had ‘credible argument’ when he compared Chicago to Haiti. MTV | January 27, 2010 Lupe Fiasco: “I don’t want to be pointed out as supporting Bill O’Reilly in any way because he can be on the garbage sometimes. When you’re comparing certain areas in the U.S. that are predominantly African-American […]

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You Have Got To Be Kidding Me…Please Tell Me Your Kidding.

Today was a good day. Got to sleep in (always a treat), attended my graduate course taught by Professor Cathy Cohen (Race & Politics—always interesting), and I had an interview for the Office of Multicultural Affairs on campus (which I nailed by the way). In fact it has been a good week so far. I’m […]

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We The Corporations of America

We all know that some parts of the Constitution are vague. Even though the document was ratified over 222 years ago, constitutional scholars still fiercely debate over what a “well-regulated militia” actually means. Depending on whom you ask, “cruel and unusual punishment” can be swatting a fly or it could be water boarding. Some people […]

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Parks and Recreation – RZA Screen Test

from Parks & Recreation (NBC) In this hilarious “extra bit”, RZA from the Wu Tang Clan auditions for the part that is later played by Amy Poehler.

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Weekly News Roundup

January 18, 2010 – January 24, 2010

Celebrating History, Shaping the Future Lynne E. Washington, Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 24, 2010 A payoff for eating right James E. Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 24, 2010 College students ‘step’ up to mentor Kathy Haigh, Charlotte Observer, January 24, 2010 Teens Brainstorm How to Stop Violence The Associated Press, January 24, 2010 Berkeley High may cut lab classes to fund […]

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‘Voodoo is 10′

My real post will be up in a few minutes, but I just had to post this.  Questlove reminded all of his Twitter followers that D’Angelo’s album, Voodoo was released ten years ago today.  It is still one of the most miraculous albums I’ve ever heard, and one of greatest live shows I’ve ever seen.  […]

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Empire State of Mind Part XXII

by PS22 Chorus The PS22 Chorus delivers big time on this New York anthem by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys! Props to Dominique & Messale for amazing jobs on the lead vocals & rap (respectively). And of course to Ethan for a well-deserved happy dance at the song’s conclusion. We based our version more on the […]

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When You Fall In Love?

When I fall in love it will be forever Or I’ll never fall in love In a restless world like this is Love is ended before it’s begun And too many moonlight kisses Seem to cool in the warmth of the sun When I give my heart it will be completely Or I’ll never give […]

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