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Distractions, Progress & the 2010 Census

Today I heard an advertisement on a Chicago radio station. It started off with a heavy bass rhythm in the background, and continued into a full beat that sounded oddly familiar—like it was the new Lil Wayne track of the week. (It seem like he comes out with a new song every other day.) But […]

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The Negro Problem, 2010 Census, and Bad Dreams

“They approach me in a half-hesitant sort of way, eye me curiously or compassionately, and then, instead of saying directly, How does it feel to be a problem? they say, I know an excellent colored man in my town; or, I fought at Mechanicsville; or, Do not these Southern outrages make your blood boil? At […]

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Senator Explains his “Stop the Sag” Campaign

MSNBC via theGrio.com | March 30, 2010

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Weekly News Roundup

March 22, 2010 – March 28, 2010

A wiser view of flash mobs Karen Heller, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28, 2010 Education, careers give hope over violence Post Tribune Staff Writer, Gary Post Tribune March 28, 2010 Violence is never justified Randy Simmonds, Vail Daily, March 28, 2010 House Passes $600 Million In Funding For Summer Youth Jobs Programs Seattle Medium Staff Writer, The Seattle Medium,  March […]

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A Southern Gul, Southern Genius Feeding Her Own Meter

Though I am ostensibly a U.S. Citizen (some days it feels tenuous as hell), I also have a Crunchy Nation green card, which means my Twitter feed was full of earth mother goddesses, headwraps, and the like drooling over Erykah Badu’s new video for “Window Seat,” the lead single from her album, New Amerykah Part […]

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“Anyone But Me” Web Series

Written by Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward | Season 2, Ep. 5 Anyone But Me is a critically acclaimed web series about New York city teens coming of age in the 21st century. The series follows the ethnically diverse cast as they explore for their own identity and search for acceptance. Realistically portraying the […]

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Black Women Living in Poverty and Tiredness, can the US Census help?

In 1964 at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Convention, Fannie Lou Hamer said, “All my life I’ve been sick and tired . . . Now, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Even though these words were distinctively about Southern racism, I find myself unconsciously gravitating to these words to talk about the […]

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A Rant About Michelle Bachmann & The Census & U

When my roommate and I got our census packet in the mail a few weeks ago, we immediately burst into laughter. Now, let’s make something clear; the Census is very important and I think everyone should do it. Census data influences the allocation of much needed financial resources to your city or town, the number […]

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Hispanics are gone, but Negroes are here to stay.

I live with four people. Three of them are white and one is Asian, at least that’s what I would normally write on a form if asked. And if things were fair and balanced with this year’s Census, I would say one is Italian, one is Irish, one is Korean, and I would probably check […]

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Weekly News Roundup

March 15, 2010 – March 21, 2010

Summit opens dialogue with teens Elizabeth M. Mack, Tallahassee Democrat, March 21, 2010 St. Cloud looks at race disparity suspension gap in schools Dave Aeikens, SC Times, March 21, 2010 Engaging Seattle’s youth and families Times Staff Writer, Seattle Times, March 21, 2010 Battle of the Youth Bulge Addison Wiggin, Daily Reckoning, March 21, 2010 Minimum wage hikes harm […]

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