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Why Aren’t We Funding This!!!!

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:15 am January 20, 2010 30.1 Million dollar is how much it cost. This past Monday I woke up at 7 am in the morning to participate in the University of Chicago’s annual day of service. To be honest, when the clock went off for me to wake up, I had my […]

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January 11, 2010 – January 17, 2010

By Leigh 12:03 pm January 19, 2010 King would have fought coal plants Joseph E. Lowery, Atlanta Journal Constituion, January 17, 2010 Life Sentence Given In Youth’s Killing Richard K. Deatley, The Press Enterprise, January 16, 2010 Do black girls play with white dolls for wrong reason? Debra D. Bass, St. Louis Today, January 16, 2010 Black Schools Restored […]

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My Nightmare On MLK Day

By edward 4:19 am January 19, 2010 Yesterday we celebrated the life and legacy of the “young preacher from Georgia” (that’s for another  blog). Last year we heard the slogan “Rosa sat  so could Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran, he ran and he won, so that all our children […]

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Today in Post-Race History: I, Too, Have a Dream

By Summer M. 9:00 am January 18, 2010 It’s the MLK holiday, which probably means that you’re not reading this.  Or if you are lucky, perhaps your boss gave you the day off, which means you’ve just stumbled out of bed still hungover from that extra night of clubbing, regretting updating your status message while […]

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Simple Math: Let’s Make a Deal

By Summer M. 8:58 am January 18, 2010 One thing that really irks me about white supremacy is that it allows folks–mostly white men–to say really bigoted and racist things, and make lots of money doing it.  Racism is not just the process of institutionalizing prejudice and methodically discriminating against black folks and other people […]

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The Issue with Black Love

By tamara @tamaracg 10:52 am January 17, 2010 I grew up in a house with two loving parents. My mom and Dad have been together for 26 years now and I don’t think they’ve left the honeymoon phase of their relationship yet. So I’ve never been confused about the notion of Black Love. To me, […]

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Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural, but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail

By Fallon 8:53 pm January 14, 2010 Can’t no one know at sunrise how this day is going to end. Cant’ no one know at sunset if the next day will be here. In this world of trouble and wars a member must be ready to go. We look forward to things to save us […]

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Ugandan Updates and LGBT Progress…in some sense

By Jonathan @jonathanlykes 1:46 am January 13, 2010 This past week the president of Uganda gave a statement that made many happy, but didn’t bring much gratification to my life. I’m not one that likes to accept the lesser of two evils. When people ask me if I would prefer to be hot or cold, […]

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I’m Going Pro

By edward 4:01 am January 12, 2010 “It’s all about the U”. Growing up in South Florida I heard this chant all the time, especially between the months of August and January. For those of you who don’t speak “college football”, the “U” is a reference to the University of Miami. During the late 80’s, […]

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January 4, 2010 – January 10, 2010

By Leigh 12:05 pm January 11, 2010 County gives Los Angeles International Charter High School a second chance Mitchell Landsberg, LA Times, January 10, 2010 Closing the Gap: Hamden seeks to boost minority test scores Ann DeMatteo, New Haven Register, January 10, 2010 Gainesville group’s awards honor King’s legacy Dante Lima, The Gainesville Sun, January 9, 2010 High school graduation rates […]

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