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Why Aren’t We Funding This!!!!

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 doubts if I was going to be able […]

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Weekly News Roundup

January 11, 2010 – January 17, 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 as Landmarks Erik Eckholm, New York Times, January 14, […]

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My Nightmare On MLK Day

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 could fly” ( that’s for another blog). […]

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

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 drunk, and contemplating whether or not to participate […]

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Simple Math: Let’s Make a Deal

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 of color, it’s also a very lucrative business, […]

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The Issue with Black Love

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, it was always a Black woman and a […]

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

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 but in a twinkling of an eye […]

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Ugandan Updates and LGBT Progress…in some sense

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, I tell them neither, I want to be […]

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I’m Going Pro

“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, early 90’s, and early 2000’s they were […]

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Weekly News Roundup

January 4, 2010 – January 10, 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 rise in D.C. Bill Turque, Washington Post Staff […]

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