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Biggest Dodgeball Game in the World

University of Alberta | February 5, 2010 Earlier this month, the University of Alberta successfully set the Guinness World Record for the biggest dodgeball game ever played.  Bring back memories of gym class?

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Cash Rules Everything Around Me

As for marriage and military, plenty of dollars are lost due to discrimination. Soon enough America will learn, the claim to Christianity is costly. With the economy struggling the way it is, it would behoove everyone to put the equality rhetoric in the backseat and focus on something a bit more universally sought–the mighty dollar.

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The Slam Dunk Contest We’re Still Talking About

NBA All Star Weekend | 2008 So, the plan was to post a highlight from this year’s All Star Weekend, but unfortunately, it turned out to be uneventful.  So here’s video of what we believe to be one of the best dunk contests in years.  Enjoy!

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Afraid of the Dark: Original Poetry & Unfortunate Events

During my first year of college I was pulled over by the University of Chicago police. What did I do you ask? I walked down the street at night. They told me they needed to see my I.D. because there was a robbery in the area. The three white people across the street speaking in […]

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HP Computers are Racist?

This hilarious video, which accuses HP of manufacturing a racist webcam, created a lot of buzz on the internet.  Though it was later proven that sufficient lighting-and not light skin- is needed to engage the face-tracking feature, this video still has us laughing!

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Windy Dreams

I decided to take a break from politics and current events this week and focus more on creativity. Below is a fictional short story that I wrote about introspection. I hope you enjoy. I can still feel the piercing cold and hear the howling wind. I stood there paralyzed and dumbfounded. How could someone who […]

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Jennifer Hudson Performs “I Will Always Love You”

BET | February 2, 2010 Last night, JHud honored Whitney Houston at the BET Honors.

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“We Are the World” Class of 2010

Associated Press | February 2, 2010 25 years after the original, charity anthem ‘We Are The World’ has been given a hip-hip, pop twist by top artists, including Celine Dion, Jonas Brothers and Wyclef Jean. The stars have re-recorded the 80s hit to raise money for Haiti.

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Weekly News Roundup

January 25, 2010 – January 31, 2010

Law schools still struggle to diversify classrooms Janet Okoben, The Plain Dealer, January 31, 2010 The sit-ins that changed America Andrew B Lewis, LA Times, January 31, 2010 Calling black men in D.C.: Step up and mentor Yaida Ford, Washinton Post, January 31, 2010 Book offers youth message Tony Brown, The Advocate, January 30, 2010 No fear of prison […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Super Bowl, Super Conundrum

Note: Late week, Professor Cohen had a talk about the Black Youth Project, including the blog, on campus.  I just want to say thanks to the folks who complimented me on my writing here.  It means a lot, and I want to express my deepest gratitude.   I’m sorry that I was socially awkward.  I had […]

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