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Fan Video Gets Picked Up By Lupe Fiasco

By Leigh 1:12 am February 17, 2010 via LupeFiasco.com | February 17, 2010 One of Lupe Fiasco’s fans posted a unofficial video for his new single “I’m Beamin” and Lupe happened to see it and enjoyed it enough to post on his official website.  Hopefully this is inspiration for continuing to create and share your […]

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Time Out and Take a Look Around: Education Appropriation.

By Asha 12:00 pm February 16, 2010 During my transition in to high school, two years ago, I was lucky enough to have parents willing and able to sacrifice for my education. I had a choice between attending a smaller urban school that happens to be private and going to the large public high school in the […]

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Would You Like Some Tea Mr. President?

By edward 7:18 am February 16, 2010 There are certain things in life I just can’t explain: Jermaine Jackson’s haircut, Mike Tyson’s face tattoo, and John Mayer’s racist phallus. While I admit to not understanding every enigma, I can usually sense a farce. I wasn’t alive when Milli Vanilli’s track skipped, but let’s be honest, […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Dear John

By Summer M. 8:51 pm February 15, 2010 Dear John Mayer, Dude, wtf?  I was in New Mexico off grid for a few days; I get back home to the Chi, and every straight black girl with a blog now hates you.  I had a message in my Facebook inbox with a link to your […]

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February 8, 2010 – February 14, 2010

By Leigh 1:17 pm February 15, 2010 Black leaders reflect on time at Duke Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The Herald Sun, February 15, 2010 Enrollment of black students in prestigious city schools drops 10% during Bloomberg reign Meredith Kolodner, Daily News, February 14, 2010 California students do well on AP exams Mitchell Landsberg, LA Times, February 14, 2010 […]

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Down for the Count

By Summer M. 10:24 am February 15, 2010 Hey folks, Insomnia combined with this sinus thing I’ve been battling for a couple of weeks has me behind this morning.  I hope to have a new post up this afternoon, k? Love, me

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NO PASSENGERS ON HER PLANE:How and why Beyonce owned the 2000′s….

Since embarking on a solo career in 2003, Beyonce has completely mastered an intoxicating mixture of R&B and Hip Hop that redefined Pop music in the 2000s, her live performances continue to stun audiences around the world, and her fierce protection of her private life from media scrutiny has allowed her to cultivate a largely blemish-less superstar status. All things considered, Beyonce is clearly the greatest and most influential female pop artist of the 2000s.

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Former Security Guard Starts His Own High School

By Leigh 12:54 am February 12, 2010 CBS News | February 12, 2010 An alternative all-boys high school on Cleveland’s hard luck Eastside is being turned around by a former security guard. In the three years since it opened, not one kid has flunked out. Jim Axelrod reports.

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Tame Game

By anonymous 9:14 am February 11, 2010 A short while ago I wrote about Tiger Woods’ fall from mixed-race grace. The same tumble Obama is currently taking. They are both–Barack and Tiger, two wildly popular individuals in powerful positions, in white male dominated fields–politics and golf. If only I could say the similarities ended there. […]

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ALIen Performs Live Remix of Lupe Fiasco’s “I’m Beamin”

By Leigh 1:14 am February 11, 2010 Illroots.com | February 11, 2010 Now THIS is drumming!

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